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.
Lake Rudolph features 272 Family Rental RVs and Cabins nestled in a wooded setting. The campground also includes 188 full-hookup RV sites (with over 100 paved sites) and 40 Tent Sites with water & electric. Amenities include Santa's Splash Down WaterPark, 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' Safari.
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.
For 2012, Lake Rudolph is adding a minimum of six Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins. A new area is also being developed for additional Christmas Cabins in the future. An additional 67 golf cars will be available, bringing the total available golf car rentals to 200. All rental golf cars are now electric which makes them quieter, safer, and eco-friendly.
Investing approximately $4 million for the 2013 season, Lake Rudolph added five new water slides in a complex called Santa's Splash Down WaterPark. Expansion plans also included 22 additional Rudolph's Christmas Cabins, one of which is handicap accessible. Other improvements included more parking, new sidewalks and road widening to improve traffic flow.