Lake Rudolph Campground is the closest lodging and camping to Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin’ Safari Water Park. A two-time National RV Park of the Year, Lake Rudolph was named the best RV Park in Indiana by Readers Digest, one of the 11 most family-friendly campgrounds by U.S. News & World Report and one of the top 10 best campgrounds for families by TravelChannel.com. Open May 1 through October 31. Christmas Cabin packages are also available the first three weekends of December.
Enjoy the RV Experience Without Owning Your Own RV! Lake Rudolph’s multiple family lodging options include over 285 Vacation Rentals with Cabins, Cottages & Rental RVs. Each have AC/heat, bathrooms with showers, fully equipped kitchens and more. Lake Rudolph also has hundreds of full hookup RV Sites and Tent Sites.
Experience Lake Rudolph’s fun family amenities including Santa’s SplashDown WaterPark, the giant Blitzen Bay swimming pool, Dasher Splasher splash pad, playgrounds, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, fishing, paddleboats, kayaks, gem mining, mini golf, game rooms, camp store, Blitzen Kitchen Ice Cream & Pizza, and much more. Enjoy FREE WiFi and FREE Holiday World shuttle to and from the theme parks. Some amenities may not be available during the Spring/Fall and Off Seasons. Family favorites include renting a golf car, joining the planned activities, visiting with Rudolph and staying during Halloween Weekends.
As soon as we exited the highway we were struggling to see though the immense cloud of smoke that was building bigger denser as we approached the park. We quickly learned that this was from all of the camp fires in the park, it was then we realized that this park was a small city.
The Pro’s - they have every amenity you can think of for everyone including the family dog. The park is located in a cute town with a deep Christmas theme. You will meet a lot of people most of which were great. Bathrooms and other related areas were very clean and well maintained. Daily trash pick up. AT&T cell signal was good.
The Con’s - There are people every where and it appeared that many of them did not know they were in a family camp while consumed beer after beer cussing at there friends and family while playing there inappropriate music very loud (I’m not saying I think they shouldn’t be able to do this its just seemed out of place in a town themed after Christmas, and in a park called Rudolph lake with a heavy focus on families. I think the park can do a better job of controlling this). The electrical at our site was not working properly and we had to run off of a 110 plug we found. The smoke at night was a little hard on the lungs. There is Wifi but it was virtually un-usable.
My family and I are new to the RV World. We are currently renting a Class A Motorhome (33ft; double slide) and traveling to the 48 contiguous states. We began our trip in Columbus, OH (our home) and drove to Mammoth Cave in KY. From KY, we drove to Santa Claus, IN for our first night stay in the RV.
I am so glad we hooked up water, sewer and electricity for the first time at this site. All of the equipment was clean and well-kept.
We were greeted immediately upon arrival, given face masks and hand sanitizer, and kindly escorted to our site. The concrete pad was in excellent condition and the lot seemed roomy (although we were practically the only campers in our section of the park). If you are looking to be surrounded by nature, you may not appreciate overlooking the waterpark, but we didn't mind.
I would have gladly given the site 5 stars, but nothing was open and my husband had his heart set on a funnel cake - as advertised.
This is a fun family Campground located adjacent to holiday world and Splashin Safari. There are golf carts for rent, nice camp stores, pools, playground, putt putt golf course, arcade and more. This campground has lots of family fun activities Such as a glow parade, karaoke night, arts and crafts, and more. The Halloween themed weekends are so much fun with a campsite decorating contest, trick-or-treating etc.
We went to Lake Rudolph for their Halloweekends and it is a one of a kind experience. They have so many activities for the kids such as hayrides, a DJ, pumpkin carving, and so many other things throughout the day! It was so neat seeing the campsites and golf carts decorated and lit up at night. If you get the chance to go, do it!
There is plenty to do here for the entire family.. plus it has Holiday World right next door! Also it is a well up kept campground!
This was not a campground, it was a tailgate lot. Thought I was back in the Coke Lot before the Indy 500. Loud music at camp sites, people driving golf carts around playing loud inappropriate music, people driving around yelling at all hours of the night.
What's weird is that these people had no reason to do this. It seems they were being loud and obnoxious just for the sake of being loud and obnoxious. This campground seems to have this weird culture of showing off flashy golf carts. I was not impressed.
You would think the campground would try to control people a little bit but never saw an employee.
Proximity to Holiday world is awesome, facilities we're awesome. Just not a great CAMPING experience.
Very clean campground, with a great family vibe to it! I used to camp here when I was a kid, and it’s still just as wonderful as I remember.
The staff are incredibly helpful. There are options for all kinds of campers: RVs, tents, cabins. If you aren’t going next door to Holiday World, they have a decent size pool and slides, as well as an arcade and playground. There is a camp store as well as a pizza place located in the center of the campground.
For the camper who enjoys to be farther from their nearest neighbor, this place may not be for you. While campsites are spacious, you can see and hear your neighboring campers. :)
Family had a blast here! Sites are on top of each other so be prepared when navigating and backing in. Site are level and full hook up. Tons to do and Holiday World is a shuttle ride away. Great family fun!
Such a wonderful family oriented campground with excellent amenities. Pets are allowed and the sites are gravel or concrete. Relax at the pool, enjoy mini golf, playing at the game room, mining for gems, or shooting some hoops. There is also a shuttle that will take you to Holiday World. Don’t have an RV? Not an issue, choose a cabin, cottage, or stay in one of the rental RVs. They offer restrooms, showers, heat, kitchens and a lot more.
This is a pretty good campground but it’s butted up to Holiday World. A little noise from that can get on your nerves if you want to listen to the great outdoors. But if you’re looking for a campground by a theme park this is right up your alley.