P.O. Box 209
Claus, IN 47579
Fax (812) 937-5500
Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort History
The Koch family led by Bill Koch opened Lake Rudolph Campsites
in 1958 to accommodate visitors to Santa Claus Land. Located next door to the
theme park and behind the Koch family home, the campground was built around a
7 acre lake with a beach and swimming area. It was an immediate success, and
has grown considerably in scope and function since.
In the mid-80ís, the campground was closed, renovated, and then re-opened as
the Holiday World Outdoor Resort, a membership-only campground and a Coast to
Coast resort. The Koch family built a new home in Christmas Lake Village and
their old home was transformed into the campground office and meeting space.
A short time later, the name was then changed to Lake Rudolph Outdoor Resort.
Several hundred memberships were sold, and several members of the campground
remain today. On December 27, 2008, an accidental fire destroys most of the Lake Rudolph main office building, the original home of Bill & Pat Koch in Santa Claus, Indiana.
Currently, Lake Rudolph features 244 Family Rentals: 108 Standard Rental RVs, 76 KING SIZE Rental RVs, 16 SUPER KING SIZE Rental RVs and 44 Cabins, all nestled in a wooded setting. The campground also includes 188 full-hookup RV sites with water, sewer, & 20/30/50 amp electric…including 65 Deluxe RV Sites with concrete pad, patio, water, sewer, & 30/50 amp electric, and 36 Super 30 RV Sites with concrete pad, patio, sewer, & 30 amp electric. The resort also includes 40 Tent Sites with water & electric. Amenities include Blitzen Bay swimming pool, kiddie pool, miniature golf,
fishing lake, paddleboats, playgrounds, camp store, Blitzen Kitchen, outdoor pavilion, game
room, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, nature trails, free WiFi, free
Holiday World shuttle, and discount tickets to Holiday World & Splashin'
In 2011, the new office for Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort was completed and opened during Christmas of 2010. Rudolph's Christmas Cabins are now open. These 25 new cabins feature large lofts and decks, flat screen TVs, upscale appliances, electric fireplace, and gas grill. Other upgrades include 4 new Super King Rentals RVs which are replacing 4 Standard Size Rental RVs.
Reservations are taken year-round at our toll free number: 1-877-4RUDOLPH
(1-877-478-3657). We also have an automated information line at 1-877-YES
RUDY (1-877-937-7839). Our website address is www.lakerudolph.com.
Since 1958, the campground has been owned and operated by the Koch Family
(Santa Claus Land, Inc. and then Koch Development Corporation).
In May 2002, a new company was created by Philip Koch and his sister Kristi
George. The new company is HO HO HOldings, LLC. Philip Koch serves as the
President and operates Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Kringle Place
Shopping Center, and various area real estate.
Holiday World Theme Park, Splashin' Safari Water Park, and the Holiday
Village subdivision is still owned and operated by Koch Development
The Koch family continues a great tradition of providing wonderful family
destinations in the heart of Southern Indiana. We hope to see you soon and
Merry Christmas from Santa Claus, Indiana!
Campground Owner: HO HO HOldings,LLC
President/CEO: Philip Koch, CPO firstname.lastname@example.org
General Manager: Wayne Utley, CPO email@example.com
Marketing Director: Dave Lovell, CPO firstname.lastname@example.org
Return to the Top
HO HO HOldings History |
Kringle Place Shopping Center History
Koch Development Corporation History |
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari History
Koch Enterprises History |
Santa Claus, Indiana History