If your RV vacation includes trying your hand at the slots, you may be pleasantly surprised to find many casinos either allow casino camping in the parking lot or have special casino RV parks on-site. But what are the rules for RV casino camping? Do you need to be a gambler to be able to use and enjoy the casino campgrounds or casino RV parking lots? We’ll answer all of your questions and spotlight some of the best options for casino camping in 2020.
Casino RV parks can be a draw for a number of reasons. For one thing, many casinos are located near other attractions so that gambling is just one of the many activities you can do while staying in the area. Hopping casinos are often located near lakes, parks, or cities with art, museums, and more to interest a wide variety of people.
Also, over the past two decades, casinos have really been trying to expand their offerings to become a destination for the entire family. Along with slots and gaming, visitors can take in a show, visit an aquarium, see choreographed fountains, ride rollercoasters, and so much more all under one roof. Many casinos also have world-class restaurants, some of them headed by chefs who are household names. With nightclubs for party animals and pools with waterslides for kids, many casinos have entertainment for all ages.
Casinos with RV Parks
1.) Lakeside Casino and RV Park, Pahrump, Nevada
Pahrump is a much quieter casino town, located about an hour and 15 minutes west of Vegas. The RV park has a 7-acre man-make lake where visitors can fish, kayak, or use pedal boats, and the campground also has a swimming pool and hot tub, frisbee golf, and horseshoes. Cabanas on the sandy beach are a great place to relax when you’re not trying your luck at the casino. To find out more about Nevada, check out our RVshare tips for visiting.
2.) Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town, Las Vegas, Nevada
When you stay at this KOA, you’re right next to one of the largest casino resorts on the Boulder Strip. There’s a shuttle from Sam’s Town to the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Vegas, but Sam’s Town’s 133,000 square foot casino means there’s plenty to do right by your campground as well! The casino also has an 18-screen movie theater, a bowling alley, indoor gardens and waterfalls with a light show, and live entertainment. There are several restaurants to choose from, including T.G.I. Fridays, a food court, or the upscale steakhouse.
The campground has amenities including two pools, a pet area, 30- and 50-amp sites, plenty of shade, and laundry and shower facilities. Looking for more options in Las Vegas? Check out the top campgrounds in Las Vegas, Nevada.
3.) Oroville-Feather Falls Casino KOA, Oroville, California
The campground has all the amenities you would expect from a KOA – pull-thru sites, 50-amp service, a camp store, laundry, and a rec room. From the KOA, it’s just a short walk down a wooded path to get to the Feather Falls Casino nearby. The casino has slots, poker, and plenty of other casino games, along with three dining options including the Feather Falls Brewing Company. There is live music four nights a week. The KOA and casino are also a 45-minute drive from the Feather River and Feather Falls, and the area is also known for some great antiquing. To find out more about California, check out our RVshare tips for visiting.
4.) Pechanga RV Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
The campground at Pechanga has 206 full-service sites, a pool, and laundry facilities. The casino has games and a number of restaurants including a steakhouse, a sushi and oyster bar, and a BBQ joint. There are also a golf course and spa on the grounds. The casino is also close to the Temecula Valley Wine Country, and near Old Town Temecula which has historic buildings from the 1800s, along with shopping and dining.
5.) The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park, North Bend, Oregon
This casino RV park is on the edge of Coos Bay on the scenic Oregon coast just off Highway 101. The park offers free on-property shuttle service, a dog park, and wifi. There are back-in and pull-thru sites available and visitors can choose bayside or interior sites. The casino often hosts live music, and Coos Bay and the surrounding areas offer a host of experiences, from learning more about tribal cultures in the area to nature watching to hiking to fishing and boating. To find out more about visiting Oregon, check out our RVshare tips.
6.) Casino Queen RV Park, East St. Louis, Illinois
The Casino Queen is just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis and the Gateway Arch, and the campground offers spectacular views of both the city and the landmark. There is free shuttle service to the casino and to the MetroLink station, so you can head into St. Louis to spend the day if you wish. The campground has full hookups, wifi, showers, and laundry and offers discounted rates for extended stays. To find out more about visiting Illinois, check out our RVshare tips.
7.) Kewadin St. Ignace RV Park, St. Ignace, Michigan
The Kewadin Casino RV Park at St. Ignace is right at the main entrance to the casino and has water and electric hookups, a dump station, and 21 sites, eight of which are pull-thru. Guests may use the hotel pool and fitness room while they’re staying at the campground. If you decide to spend some time exploring the surrounding area, there’s lots to do including a ferry to Mackinac Island, charter boats in the Straits of Mackinac, a farmers market, shopping, and dining in the area. To find out more about Michigan, check out our RVshare tips for visiting.
8.) Ajo Heights RV Park, Ajo, Arizona
The Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment Why is nearby and has 5,000 feet of floor space with slot and video poker machines, a snack bar and a convenience store. The park is also near lots of other activities including a cactus garden (a great place to picnic!), mountains to explore, museums, and swimming and boating in nearby Puerto Peñasco across the border in Mexico. To find out more about an RV trip to Arizona, check out RVshare.
RV Friendly Casinos near me
Many areas have casinos nearby, and often those casinos are RV friendly. Casinos that do not have their own RV campgrounds on-site will often allow RVs to park in lots overnight and allow people to stay and camp there.
RV Casino FAQs
Do casinos allow overnight RV parking?
Many – probably most – casinos have plenty of parking and have designated spots for RV parking. In fact, you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of RV parking. In places like Las Vegas, casino parking may be in covered lots where you need to check your clearance. RV parking is a safe spot that won’t damage your rig!
Can you sleep in casino parking lots?
Most casinos don’t mind you parking overnight and camping in their lots. Some will even allow you to remain for several days. If you want to camp for a night (or more) in a casino lot, be sure to visit the casino welcome desk when you arrive and ask permission to stay there. You’ll either get an answer right there, or you could be directed to the security office where they may want to register your vehicle and talk to you about the rules and time limits of your stay.
What are the costs?
While there is a cost to staying at a casino RV park, there usually are not charges for simply staying a night in the parking lot. However, it’s common courtesy to use the casino’s services if you’re going to stay overnight – if you don’t want to gamble, you could eat at one of their restaurants or otherwise give them some business. Above all, be polite to the staff and you’ll likely fare much better if you want to camp for a day or two!