Just over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge are the tolls, and to the right is the Eastern Shore of Virginia Welcome Center. They have a large parking area for overnight travelers and tucks. Truck stops can sometimes be noisy as truckers usually leave their engines running all night for heat, power, or air conditioning.
I found a quiet corner backed up against the trees. Well, it was quiet until around 4am when a Prude truck pulled in right next to me. I briefly woke, but then fell right back to sleep.
It was well lit, and felt very safe. The visitors center has clean restrooms, information center, both typical for a rest stop. Once they opened in the morning I used the facilities, filled up on water, and headed out for the Assateague Island National Seashore.
When I arrived at night, the parking area was mostly empty. Maybe 4 trucks and a 2 RV’s in a lot that could park several dozen. In the morning, it was about the same. Some trucks left, others arrived, but all in all pretty empty.
I put a Star on my Google Maps saved places, which I use for finding and remembering overnight stops along the routes I normally drive. I also label them as possible if I haven’t stayed there yet, and good/fair/poor once I visit in person. Then when driving and using Google Maps in the GPS mode, I can see the potential overnight areas as I drive, and check the notes. Really helpful when drive without a plan, and will just wing it on the way as to stops and overnights. Along with iExit and AllStays apps on the iPhone, its the three apps I use most for travel planning.