Your RV Guide to Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway
••• When a race comes to Dover, RVers take over the town. Jerry Markland/Getty Images

If you want a NASCAR track that’s a monstrous load of fun then you need to make your way to Dover, Delaware. Dover is home to Dover International Speedway (DIS) and the one-mile track known simply as the “Monster Mile.” Everything is monstrous about Dover, so much so that the trophy for winning certain events at Dover is a monster statue known as Miles the Monster. If you’re ready to take on the monster for yourself you’ll need to be properly prepared.

Let’s get in depth to Dover including some information about the track, where to RV camp at Dover, where to RV camp near Dover, and some tips and tricks for taking on the monster mile.

About Dover International Speedway

Dover is one of the older tracks on the NASCAR circuit. DIS has been hosting at last two NASCAR events per year since 1969 including Spring Cup events. Over the years the one-mile oval track has received improvements and upgrades, the asphalt surface was switched to concrete in 1995 and the track saw the “Monster Makeover” from 2007 to 2009 which unlike the name suggests, sought to make the track more beautiful. DIS currently hosts Camping Truck, Xfinity, and Sprint Cup series races.

RV Camping at Dover International Speedway

For the true NASCAR experience, you should RV camp right at DIS. The following is some information on RV grounds found at RIS. For full information please visit DIS’s parking page.

Reserved RV Parking and Camping

  • RV Lots 2, 7 and 8
  • Must call DIS for current pricing
  • Convenience store accessible
  • Free water accessible
  • Nearby showers for a fee
  • Water delivery available for a fee
  • Wastewater disposal available for a fee
  • Shuttle within short walking distance
  • Free trash pickup
  • Portable toilets
  • Security patrol

    Unreserved RV Parking and Camping

    • RV Lots 6 and 10
    • Must call DIS for current pricing
    • Convenience store at Lot 10
    • Free water accessible at Lot 10
    • Showers at Lot 10 for a fee
    • Water delivery available for a fee
    • Wastewater disposal available for a fee
    • Shuttle service
    • Free trash pickup
    • Portable toilets
    • Security patrol

    ADA Accessible RV Parking and Camping

    • Found in RV Lots 6 and 7
    • Shuttle service
    • Meet ADA guidelines

    RV Camping Near Dover International Speedway

    Though it is typically loads of fun, not everyone wants to spend all weekend partying along the Monster Mile. For those who require more amenities and peace, here are two great nearby RV parks.

    Holiday Park Campground: Greensboro, Maryland

    You may be a state over but you’ll still only be a handful of miles away from DIS when you camp at Holiday Park Campground. This full-service RV campground offers 200 individual sites all outfitted with water and electric hookups. Other amenities and features at Holiday Park include free hot showers, picnic tables, fire rings, laundry facilities, camp store, dump stations and pump-out service. A great park if you’re looking for all your creature comforts.

    Killens Pond State Park: Harrington, Delaware

    If you really want to calm down after all the action, you can try out ​Killens Pond State Park.

    There are 59 sites with water and electric utilities nestled in the shaded scenery. There are several other amenities and facilities at Killens Pond State Park including a dump station, showers, hiking trails, picnic pavilions and even baseball fields. If you need some peace after battling the monster, your best bet is with Killens Pond State Park.

    Tips and Tricks for RV Camping at Dover International Speedway

    Knowing a few tips and tricks will get you on the lead lap at Dover International Speedway, here are some tips and tricks to make things smoother at Dover:

    • Dover releases fan guides for all race weekends which are available for free, download it at DIS’s fan guide page.
    • Dover is home to the ACME Tent Convenience Store. A 2500 square foot facility that has everything from fresh vegetables to roasted chicken so let Dover do some of the cooking.
    • Quiet hours are from midnight to six AM, quiet hours include shutting off generators.
    • DIS does not stage RVs for entrance.
    • All RVs must be self-contained.
    • Have your parking release ready before you hit the lot.
    • Trash liners are available at parking attendant stations.
    • You are not allowed to move your RV once you have been assigned a spot unless you pay another lot fee.

    With all your new found information on the Monster Mile, you’ll be ready for Dover International Speedway in the spring and fall race weekends. Try out Dover for yourself to see what all the fuss about when it comes to this monster of a track.