Dover’s RV park has been identified by others as a good stopover place, but not a destination. I agree with that assessment. It’s a nice park, but there isn’t much going on in the Dover area that is going to capture your attention for more than a day or two. With that thought in mind here is a brief list of positives and negatives. POSITIVE: Small and uncrowded. They don’t take reservations and you won’t need one. Airlift museum, accessible fm Rt 9 just south of the base is right next door. If you like big airplanes Dover has lots of them coming and going. This is home station for many C5’s and C17’s. Dover Downs NASCAR track is just up the road. If you want a space during race week you better get here early. All base facilities are within a mile or so. A 1.5 mile running / jogging trail starts and ends at the park. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is up Rt 9 about 15 miles. The goose population during fall migration is something to behold. DO NOT MISS Sambo’s restaurant in the tiny little town of Leipsic. It’s also up Rt 9 just south of Bombay Hook. It is arguably the best seafood restaurant on the planet. Hard to beat the parks nightly rate of $18. Revolutionary War history abounds in downtown Dover. Many of the state capitol buildings date back to the early 1600s. Especially on “The Green”. The RV park can handle the largest rigs with utter ease. There is a large picnic ground adjacent to the park. Lots of playground equipment for the kids too. NEGATIVES: Noisy whether you like airplanes or not. The park is close to both runways. Trees but little shade. They were sighted wrong when planted. Flatter than a pool table. The base is just a mile or so from Delaware Bay. Don’t get excited about that. There are no beaches just lotsa mud and marsh. Some of the spots are taken by active duty homesteaders. If it’s hot out it will be really hot at the park. If it’s cold - you get the picture.
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