Indiana, located in the heart of the Great Lakes region, is surrounded by rural American life. With a bustling capital city in Indianapolis and major freeways crossing all four directions through the state, you are sure to find something for everyone in the Hoosier State. With the history of Native Americans fueling their growth, there is a rich history to discover when traveling this way.
Let’s take a look at five of Indiana’s best RV parks and campgrounds so you can choose the best of the best to stay with during your next trip across the state.
5 of the best RV parks in Indiana
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort (Santa Claus)
Christmas can only come once a year, but it’s always Christmas at Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort. The park has great facilities throughout the year with full utility hookups, Wi-Fi, multiple restrooms, and laundry to go along with an outdoor pavilion, general store, game room, propane filling, and much more.
Lake Rudolph has Santa’s Splashdown Water Park, nature trails, a seven-acre fishing pond, miniature golf, and boat rentals. There is also a shuttle service that can transport you to Holiday World and Lake Rudolph to experience a bit of holiday joy all year long. Try to go during the holidays to experience all the splendor of Santa Claus, including Santa’s Village and Museum, Santa’s Land of Lights, and take care of your goodies at Santa’s Candy Castle.
Timberline Valley RV Park (Anderson)
Timberline Valley RV Park is a great home base for exploring all that Indianapolis has to offer. You won’t be left in the mood for amenities as Timberline offers sites with 30 and 50 amp electrical hookups, as well as water and sewer. The park also offers showers, laundry, dump station, recreation room, and fire rings.
There are many activities you can enjoy within the park grounds, such as a private lake with boat rentals, a private river island, hiking and biking trails, and recreational vehicle waiting grounds activities such as horseshoes. The park is close to Mounds State Park, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, and less than an hour from Indianapolis Speedway, making it a great Indy 500 camping spot.
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. Each Follow the River site is equipped with 20/30/50 amp electrical hookups, water, sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi, fire ring, and picnic table. There are many clean restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities, as well as a clubhouse and general store.
The resort takes its name from the nearby Ohio River, which you can explore along with its private fishing pond and nearby nature trails. The resort hosts events every third Saturday of the month during peak season, which can include anything from live bluegrass music to a Swiss wine festival. If you feel like hitting the city, everything 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 camping facility has 115 sites with 30/50 amp service, softened water and sewer, and can accommodate most of the rigs. Each site features a fire ring and picnic table along with a spacious and clean bathroom and showers.
The park has many fun activities including fully stocked 20-acre fishing, and the swimming lake is known as the Summer Beach family fun zone. There are many ways on the lake to have fun with inflatables and more like a giant trampoline or a hippo slide. If you want to leave the park, there are plenty of nearby features including the Indiana Beach Amusement Resort, the wolf sanctuary at Wolf Park, and Tippecanoe Battlefield.
Parque CERAland (Columbus)
Speaking of comprehensive accommodations, CERAland Park has events and facilities that rival even the best chain parks. CERA stands for Cummins Employee Recreation Area, the park was originally established as an area for corporate retreats and has since evolved into a large camping and recreation facility. 324 sites provide water and electricity with 112 of those sites also having sewer connections. With many other facilities, such as showers, laundry and dining rooms, you can stay just one night or an entire season.
Where do we start with the activities and features? There is an amphitheater with live music, fishing, go-kart track, sports and gym, an 18-hole miniature golf course, even a cricket field! That is only a fraction of the facilities and activities. There is a lot of fun for both children and adults, both day and night. That is what makes CERAland one of our best parks.
Visit The Hoosier State and enjoy country life, city life, and NASCAR life. Whether you’re venturing across the state or looking to see what Indiana has to offer, the five RV parks and campgrounds are some of the best places to stay during your trip.