If you’re a fan of theme parks and the great outdoors, why not combine your two passions by visiting amusement parks in an RV? With an RV, you can stay at campgrounds near popular theme parks for vacationing fun that’s both convenient and economical. Not only will you be able to save money on lodging costs, but you’ll also have access to all of the amenities offered at RV Parks, such as swimming pools, hot tubs, biking, hiking, and more. Plus, it’s a great way to travel with family or friends while still having your own private space. So if you’re looking for an exciting way to explore some of the country’s best theme parks while enjoying nature along the way – look no further than taking a road trip in your very own Class C motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or any other RV! RVT is sharing some great options for RV parks located near amusement parks in the USA.

Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)

Located on the shore of Lake Erie, this one-stop entertainment hub has it all, including giant roller coasters, thrill rides, a water park, and sandy beaches.

Nearby RV Parks

Lighthouse Point

Luckily, Cedar Point has its own campground for those who want to stay close to the fun. If you need a day off from the park, you can visit the Lake Erie beach.

Sandusky KOA Holiday Campground

If Cedar Point’s campground is booked, or for those who prefer more amenities, be sure to check out the Sandusky KOA. On days off from the park, enjoy swimming in heated pools, fishing, volleyball, and scheduled kid-friendly activities.


Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, PA)

A common saying is that “nothing is free”…except admission to Knoebels in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. Another novel aspect of Knoebels is that the parking is free as well, making this a financially accessible destination for any family. The park features rides, games, swimming, museums, and more!

Nearby RV Parks

Knoebels Campground and Lake Glory Campground

Knoebels includes two campgrounds, with Lake Glory offering full hookups. This is the perfect way to get the most out of your visit to Knoebels.

J&D Campground

Not too far from Knoebels is the family-owned J&D Campground. Here, guests can enjoy swimming, fishing, mini golf, and an ice cream store. Don’t forget about the dogs! They have their own dog park to unwind in here, too.


Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO)

This unique theme park will transport you to the 1880s midwest. Here, guests can find roller coasters, thrill rides, steam train rides, and a water park, as well as more than 100 resident craftsmen that demonstrate a trade in real life. Think blacksmithing, old-time candy, glass-blowing, and more!

Nearby RV Parks

Silver Dollar City Campground

Stay close to the fun with the Silver Dollar City Campground. Here, you can relax in a shady spot after a day at the park.

Branson Lakeside RV Park

This RV park has it all: big rig parking, 30 or 50-amp hookups, propane fill-up, a camp store, and a dog park. Be sure to catch the trolley to visit downtown for more fun.


Busch Gardens (Tampa, FL)

While we’re sure all families have their favorite Busch Gardens location, we wanted to feature the Tampa site due to the overall African Safari theme. In addition to typical rides and events, Tampa’s Busch Gardens offers amazing animal encounters. Here, you can get up close to hundreds of animals with one of America’s top accredited zoos. 

Nearby RV Parks

Happy Traveler RV Resort

Most RVers at this park are 55+, but they allow families to stay at the management’s discretion. Enjoy this prime campground with access to the best in the Tampa area!

Southern Aire RV Resort

Southern Aire is a breath of fresh air with amenities like a heated pool, a clubhouse, and a Saturday breakfast option.


Six Flags (San Antonio, TX)

Similar to Busch Gardens, we know everyone has their beloved Six Flags location, but Six Flags Fiesta Texas highlights the melting pot that is Texas, with its outstanding shows and events. While rides and attractions may be similar, the Tex-Mex food will blow you away.

Nearby RV Parks

Oak Hills RV Park

This affordable RV park is just outside of the city but is close to everything you need.

Alamo Fiesta RV Resort

This pet-friendly park is a fiesta indeed with a clubhouse, pool, playground, and many other exciting amenities.


Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)

Who wouldn’t want to visit a theme park based on the beloved American icon, Dolly Parton? From unique rides to amazing shows, a water park, and award-winning dining, what’s not to love about Dollywood?

Nearby RV Parks

Foothills RV Park

True to its name, this park is nestled into the trees, making for the perfect Smoky Mountain getaway.

Mill Creek RV Park

This family-owned park offers creekside picnic areas, a camp store, planned activities, and more!


Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA)

With humble beginnings as a roadside berry stand, Knott’s Berry Farm is now a famous theme park. Here, you can enjoy unique rides, shows, and incredible dining. Food has always been at the heart of the Knotts family, specifically boysenberries. Be sure to try any of their boysenberry snacks like cinnamon rolls, churros, and, of course, pie!

Nearby RV Parks

Anaheim Harbor RV Park

Get ready to feel the magic at this campground with close proximity to Knotts’s Berry Farm (and Disneyland)!

Orangeland RV Park

Orangeland RV Park makes for the perfect basecamp to visit the best of Orange County, while also offering the best ways to unwind in between outings.


Visiting amusement parks in an RV is a great way to make your vacation truly special. Not only will you save money on lodging costs, but you’ll also get to experience each destination more fully. Plus, with all of the amenities that come with many modern RVs, such as full bathrooms and kitchens, it has never been easier for families or groups of friends to enjoy their time away while still having all the comforts of home! So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next adventure today!

If you’re looking for a new or used RV to join you on your travels, check out the latest RV listings on RVT.com.

By Sam Moon

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