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LaxBro

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@mark seifert , one thing to consider is that you can camp on either the ocean or bay side. The ocean side is obviously great because you're right on the water, but when we were up there a few weeks ago I would have personally preferred the bay side. It was incredibly windy on the ocean side, and there's no shelter from trees, brush, etc for the most part.

Bayside is MUCH calmer, with a lot more vegetation and shelter. However, once it gets real hot and humid the bayside is heavy with mosquitos. I imagine it wouldn't be too bad now.

Assateague is absolutely worth doing!
Great points...either way i guess bring the bullfrog! I had not considered the bay side. Thanks!
 
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I was on this week. It was windy. So I got lucky as no spots on ocean side we got bat side and it was much better.
About the driving and visiting. Pass 90 bucks plus 30 or 40 park visit for year. We drive about 10 miles pass ballpen and it was no people what so ever.
I deflated my tires to 18 psi as I was tried stay on safe side as to make sure tire will not separate from rim bead .
No sleeping overnight on beach unless fishing or/and gray water and toilet build in . Ballpen is sleeping place but only with toilet and water tank build in.
Even weather was on cool side my tranny got to 175 very fast, so watch out to not overheat this.


Can you share whatever info you’ve got? Considering a trip down there in next few weeks. Ty.
 
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LaxBro

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I was on this week. It was windy. So I got lucky as no spots on ocean side we got bat side and it was much better.
About the driving and visiting. Pass 90 bucks plus 30 or 40 park visit for year. We drive about 10 miles pass ballpen and it was no people what so ever.
I deflated my tires to 18 psi as I was tried stay on safe side as to make sure tire will not separate from rim bead .
No sleeping overnight on beach unless fishing or/and gray water and toilet build in . Ballpen is sleeping place but only with toilet and water tank build in.
Even weather was on cool side my tranny got to 175 very fast, so watch out to not overheat this.
Hmm...$120-$130 for the passes, etc? You are allowed to sleep in the drive in spots that DRJ referenced? I don't have roof top tent yet, but have 4runner set up for in vehicle "accomodations". and thanks for your insights
 
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Hey guys. Haven't posted a bit due to everything going on. Just throwing this out there though, I am selling my Jeep. So if you know of anyone looking for one, let me know.
 

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I was on this week. It was windy. So I got lucky as no spots on ocean side we got bat side and it was much better.
About the driving and visiting. Pass 90 bucks plus 30 or 40 park visit for year. We drive about 10 miles pass ballpen and it was no people what so ever.
I deflated my tires to 18 psi as I was tried stay on safe side as to make sure tire will not separate from rim bead .
No sleeping overnight on beach unless fishing or/and gray water and toilet build in . Ballpen is sleeping place but only with toilet and water tank build in.
Even weather was on cool side my tranny got to 175 very fast, so watch out to not overheat this.
We were on Assategue Island last week and had an ocean side camp site. Winds were so bad we couldn’t keep the tent up. Sadly ended up in a hotel, but the drive on the beach more than made up for it.
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JRElaxED

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Trying to revive @geekyadams idea. Instead of meeting up at a restaurant, would anyone be interested in meeting up at a local park and cooking? I’m always trying to find new recipes and see everyone’s cooking set up. Been a few months since we had a meet-up. Everyone good with May 5th? 9am? Location centralized tbd.
 

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Trying to revive @geekyadams idea. Instead of meeting up at a restaurant, would anyone be interested in meeting up at a local park and cooking? I’m always trying to find new recipes and see everyone’s cooking set up. Been a few months since we had a meet-up. Everyone good with May 5th? 9am? Location centralized tbd.
Sounds good. Probably won't be cooking, but down to meet up!