Indiana, located in the heart of the Great Lakes region, is surrounded by rural American life. With a bustling capital in Indianapolis and major highways intersecting all four directions through the state, you’re sure to find something for everyone in The Hoosier State. With Native American history fueling its growth, there’s a rich history to discover when traveling this way.
Let’s look at five of the best Indiana RV parks and campgrounds so you can choose the best of the best to stay at during your next trip to or through the state.
5 of the Best RV Parks in Indiana
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort (Santa Claus)
Christmas may only come once a year, but it’s always Christmas at Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort. The park has great facilities all year round with full utility hookups, Wi-Fi, multiple bathhouses and laundry facilities to go along with an outdoor pavilion, general store, game room, propane fill up and much more.
Lake Rudolph has Santa’s Splashdown Water Park, nature trails, seven-acre fishing pond, mini golf, and watercraft rentals. There’s also a shuttle that can transport you to both Holiday World and Lake Rudolph to experience some holiday cheer year-round. Try to go during the holidays to experience the full splendor of Santa Claus including the Santa Claus Museum and Village, the Santa Claus Land of Lights and get your sweet tooth taken care of at Santa’s Candy Castle.
Timberline Valley RV Park (Anderson)
Timberline Valley RV Park is a great home base to explore all that Indianapolis has to offer. You won’t be left wanting for creature comforts as Timberline offers sites with both 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups as well as water and sewer. The park also offers showers, laundry, dump station, recreation hall and fire rings.
There are many activities you can enjoy within park grounds such as a private lake with watercraft rentals, private river island, hiking and biking trails and the standby RV grounds activities such as horseshoes. The park is near Mounds State Park, Hoosier Park Racing, and Casino, and less than an hour from the Indianapolis Speedway making it a great camping spot for the Indy 500.
Follow the River RV Resort (Florence)
Follow the River RV Resort may not have the best website, but they make up for it with their facilities and activities. Every site at Follow the River is outfitted with 20/30/50-amp electrical hookups, water, sewer, free cable TV and Wi-Fi, fire ring and picnic table. There are plenty of clean restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities as well as a clubhouse and general store.
The resort takes its namesake from the nearby Ohio River which you can explore along with their private fishing pond and nearby nature trails. The resort hosts events every third Saturday of the month during peak season which can feature everything from live bluegrass music to a Swiss wine festival. If you’re in the mood to hit the town, all that Cincinnati has to offer is right around the corner.
Caboose Lake Campground (Remington)
Caboose Lake Campground is one of the most family-friendly parks in all of Indiana. This charming RV and campground facility has 115 sites with 30/50-amp service, softened water and sewer and can accommodate the biggest of rigs. Each site comes with a fire ring and a picnic table along with a spacious and clean restroom and shower facilities.
The park has plenty of fun activities including a fully stocked 20-acre fishing, and swimming lake is known as the Summer Beach Family Fun Zone. There are plenty of on lake ways to have fun with inflatables and more like a giant trampoline or hippo slide. If you want to leave the park, there are plenty of nearby features such as Indiana Beach Amusement Resort, the wolf sanctuary at Wolf Park and Tippecanoe Battlefield.
CERAland Park (Columbus)
Talk about full accommodations, CERAland Park has events and facilities that rival even the best chain parks. CERA stands for Cummins Employees Recreation Area, the park was originally established as an area for corporate retreats and has since evolved into a great camping and recreational facility. 324 sites provide water and electric with 112 of those sites also have sewer hookups. With plenty of other facilities such as showers, laundry, and dining facilities you can stay for just a night or a whole season.
Where do we get started on activities and features? There’s an amphitheater with live music, fishing, go-kart track, sports and fitness center, 18 holes mini golf course, heck even a cricket pitch! That’s just a fraction of the facilities and activities. There’s plenty of fun to go around both day and night for young and old alike. That’s what makes CERAland one of our top parks.
Visit The Hoosier State and take in the rural life, the city life, and NASCAR living. Whether you’re venturing through the state or looking to see what Indiana has to offer, the above five RV parks and campgrounds are some of the top places to stay during your journey.