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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-14-2007 06:17 PM
GlenDC
camping

Deep Creek Lake (MD) and Raystown Lake (PA) have quite a few campgrounds also. Both about 3 hrs from DC/Baltimore. Do not miss the MD biggest waterfall while in Deep Creek Lake area. Shenandoah (VA) and its Skyline drive are very beautiful and has many campgrounds around.

Do camping in summer, trailer-sailing in spring/fall.
05-12-2007 08:09 AM
sailingdog The Outer Boston Harbor Islands are a great place to sail and camp.
05-12-2007 03:57 AM
tenuki In puget sound that isn't a stupid question - check this link out..

48° Washington Saltwater State Parks

check out blake island especially.
05-10-2007 12:18 AM
CrazyRu I did a lot of camping/cruising on a beach cat. Here is one of my favorite destination
Maine Island Trail Association
05-09-2007 04:16 PM
USCGRET1990 If you look at a no-seeum under a microscope, they are a set of sharp teeth with wings...!
05-09-2007 03:55 PM
PalmettoSailor False Cape State Park -- South of Norfolk between Back Bay NWR and the NC border.

False Cape State Park

I don't know if they still allow it but you used to be able to camp on the beach overlooking the Atlantic.

Do pay heed to the tides if you decide to hike in on the beach. We failed to take that into consideration and had to walk in soft sand of the dunes. It was seemed like a death march compared to the walk in at low tide.
05-09-2007 01:17 PM
Kernix
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Originally Posted by T37Chef
They are not near the coast but...Elk Neck State Park on the Northern Chesapeake has a great campground, Point Look Out State park in St Mary's County at the mouth of the Potomac, Hart & Miller Island near Back Creek if you can stand the crowds on the weekends.

Ignore those guys ...they don't sleep anywhere, they're always on sailnet

no big deal - don't belive that will happen to me, but I'll accept for the time being that it may occur - I just plan on cruising by following the temperate weather (the 70's-low 80's rule) and I'll hit any\all food festivals, art festivals, music festivals, etc. - I assume that some of those events may have me farther than I want to drive back to the boat, so I would make a weekend out of it and camp, and do the festival thang.
05-09-2007 01:14 PM
Kernix Wow - okay - I better get my fill of camping until I buy a boat - but that''s kind of far off anyway.
05-09-2007 01:02 PM
TrueBlue
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Originally Posted by Kernix
Bugs at assateague - early-mid May and late Sept-early Oct they're fine

So you guys NEVER sleep anywhere other than onboard?
Kernix,
As a young and growing family, we also loved camping and combined it with watersports, such as sailing, canoeing and waterskiing.

Over time, the hard, rigid ground, dirt and bugs associated to tent camping, became less attractive. When faced with the crossroads of either buying an RV, or a larger boat, we chose the boat. The boats grew in size and comfort, to a point where we never looked back to sleeping on terra firma again.

Sleeping onboard to this day, is an experience we always look forward to.
05-09-2007 12:56 PM
Cruisingdad T37,

HEHEHE!! Right you are! That is what I feel like. But what would you guys do without me?? A sad thought. Sailnet wqould shut down.. the entire internet would shut down.

In fact, I am Jesus Christ and you guys should priase me.

HEHEHE!!

- CD
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