Welcome to RoadNotes where you’ll find information about traveling in America. The website is currently under active development and new articles are posted as time permits.
Below is a map that shows the location of rest areas, welcome centers, service plazas, and roadside turnouts along Interstate 95.
More rest area information is available on our Interstate Rest Areas website.
Bob Scott Campground is a small campground along US-50 in central Nevada. The campground lies within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and has nine sites suitable for RVs up to 35-feet and tents. It has a restroom with flush toilets and potable water. The campground is open seasonally.
I recently re-read Along the Edge of America by Peter Jenkins, who walked across America in the 70’s and wrote a book about that experience. Not too long ago, Peter set out to explore America again but this time in a 57 Chevy. He’s in the process of writing a book about that experience. The new book should be available in 2018.
Below is Amazon’s description of Along the Edge of America. Highly recommended reading.
The best-selling author and walker Peter Jenkins, landlubber par excellence, now takes to the waves and explores, as only he can, a part of America rich in history, mystery, and lore: from the Florida Keys to the Mexican border, by way of the Everglades, the treacherous “jungle woods,” genteel southern homesteads, the Cajun marshlands, and Texas’s coastal cattle country. It’s a riveting encounter with hardy, resourceful, colorful – and occasionally dangerous – characters who have one thing in common: a fierce love for their world of wind and water and sun, a world that Jenkins brings uniquely to life.
Here’s a nice video featuring the top 11 tips for surviving the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. The video is from the fine folks at Long Long Honeymoon.
FM 521 River Park is a small county park on the Colorado River in southern Texas. The 13-acre park is about 5 1/2 miles southwest of Wadsworth, Texas. Facilities include picnic sites, chemical toilet, playground, fishing piers and group pavilion. A boat ramp allows for launching of canoes, kayaks and light watercraft. Free overnight camping is also permitted but there are no designated sites.