You’ve been waiting for this since you bought the tickets back in May. Football season is now finally here. You’re about to fulfill your RV dreams of hitting the road with your team this season.
You can feel it now. The fall breeze wafts the intoxicating smells of grilling hamburgers and brats through every corner of the stadium parking lot. The sights and sounds of tailgaters goes on as far as you can see. There’s just something about the hustle and bustle of energy before a game that gets you ready for the crowded stadium.
But after the game is over, you like to unwind and get away from the crowds. That’s why I’ve put together 15 campgrounds near NFL stadiums. These RV-friendly campgrounds let you get in on the action, then step out of the crowds and relax after a long day of tailgating and football.
Football Season’s Here: 15 Campgrounds Near NFL Stadiums
1. Near Raymond James Stadium: Tampa East RV Resort – Dover, FL
Raise the Flags and Fire the Cannons!
Tampa East RV Resort is 30 minutes away from Raymond James Stadium. Tampa East being seconds away from I-4 means an easy drive into Tampa for the big game.
At the resort, you can cool off at the pool. Fall in Florida is still an 80 degree affair after all, and you’ve been roasting in a crowded outdoor stadium. After a quick dip, play a game of shuffleboard or go fishing.
While there’s plenty of space for RVs at Tampa East, the premium sites are limited. Book now—before the snowbirds get here.
2. Near NRG Stadium: Traders Village Houston RV Park – Houston, TX
Everything’s Bigger Here…
Just 26 short minutes from NRG Stadium, Traders Village Houston RV Park is a big rig-friendly RV park with convenient amenities like laundry—you know, for when your buddy spills his drink all over you because the kicker just kicked the winning field goal. Yeah, that kind of laundry.
Jump in the pool to cool off after the game. Then get to know your camp neighbors with a round of mini-golf or a game of shuffleboard. This one’s a winner on the list of campgrounds near NFL stadiums.
3. Near TIAA Bank Field: Flamingo Lake RV Resort – Jacksonville, FL
Get Your Prowl On!
Jacksonville blends backcountry charm with accessibility. Just 21 minutes from TIAA Bank Field, the Flamingo Lake RV Resort has everything your family needs for an exhilarating game and a relaxing stay.
With Lake Flamingo as your front porch, you and your kids can enjoy fishing, canoeing, and swimming during your stay.
Have a taste for local food? You don’t even have to leave the resort. Enjoy your game day favorites at the Flamingo Lake Sunrise Cafe.
There are over 300 sites available at Flamingo Lake, but October to March is snowbird season, and they’re making plans now. So book your spot before the flocks fly in.
4. Near Lambeau Field: Apple Creek Campground – De Pere, WI
Welcome to the Tundra
Ten minutes from Apple Creek Campground is the Lambeau Field where the Green Bay Packers meet their opponents on the frozen tundra of the outdoor football field.
As you might expect, the oldest stadium in the NFL has a rich history. Take the time to follow the Walk of Legends or the Heritage Packers Trail. You won’t regret it.
At the campground, enjoy a catch-and-release pond and playground for the kids. And did I mention they have a deal for Packers fans? Special pricing is available for those staying four days over a Packers game weekend. Go check them out.
5. Near Highmark Stadium: Colden Lakes Resort – Colden, NY
Let’s Go, Buffalo
A solid choice among campgrounds near NFL stadiums, Colden Lakes Resort is perfect for your game weekend getaway. It’s a short 17 minute drive to Highmark Stadium when it’s time to watch the Buffalo Bills play.
Colden Lakes Resort is a relaxing, kid-friendly space. Enjoy access to four lakes for fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Let the kids play at the playground or in the kiddie pool before enjoying hand-dipped ice cream from the general store.
With only 27 sites available, Colden Lake is a smaller resort, so make sure you book in advance.
6. Near Caesar’s Superdome: Pelican RV Park – New Orleans, LA
Pelican RV Park is close to everything you want to see on your game day trip in New Orleans. Caesar’s Superdome is seven minutes away.
The vibrant culture of the French Quarter is only five miles up the road from Pelican RV Park. Fishing is a short walk to the New Orleans lakefront. You don’t have to go far to get a taste of New Orleans, either. Enjoy your meals on-site at Smiley’s Grill.
Being this close to the stadium on game day is a huge benefit, so make sure you snag your spot before someone else does.
7. Near State Farm Stadium: Royal Palm MHC & RV Resort – Phoenix, AZ
Rise Up, Red Sea!
Looking for a kid-free active adult community? Royal Palm Mobile Home and RV Resort is the place to stay in Phoenix for those aged 55 and older. Just a mile to the interstate means you have an easy 23 minute drive to State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals.
From the pool to mini-golf, Royal Palm Resort has plenty of ways to relax and chat with your camp neighbors about the game.
8. Near Mercedes Benz Stadium: Sweetwater Creek RV Reserve – Austell, GA
Are you a Falcoholic?
Stay outside the hubbub of Atlanta traffic at Sweetwater Creek RV Reserve. Nestled in the enchanting Georgia woods, Sweetwater Creek provides a peaceful ambience only 25 minutes from Mercedes Benz Stadium.
The RV reserve has simple amenities like bathrooms, laundry, and showers. But there’s also a recreational area just across the street that’s great for forest bathing and walking your pets.
With only eight sites available, you’re sure to get to know your camp neighbors here.
9. Near Bank of America Stadium: Ebenezer Park – Rock Hill, SC
Just 32 minutes away from the Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, this well-designed park welcomes guests with its clean and attractive facilities for a relaxing family trip.
At Ebenezer Park, there’s plenty of room for fishing on Lake Wylie. The encircled stretch of beach keeps the waters calm and safe for kids. Add to that a playground, volleyball, and basketball courts, and all the kids can enjoy age-appropriate activities before and after the big game.
As this is one of the most popular campgrounds in the country—let alone campgrounds near NFL stadiums—you’re going to want to book ahead to make sure you get a spot.
10. Near Paycor Stadium: Tuckers Landing RV Park – Cincinnati, OH
Welcome to the Jungle
Twelve short minutes from Paul Brown Paycor Stadium is Tucker’s Landing RV Park. This clean and quaint RV Park has lake access where you can enjoy fishing or boating, and the friendly atmosphere will have you around the fire pit on those cool autumn evenings.
Paycor Stadium might be a jungle, but booking a site at Tucker’s Landing doesn’t have to be. Just book your spot ahead of time for a reliable site.
11. Near AT&T Stadium: Treetops RV Resort – Arlington, TX
You Either Love ‘Em or You Hate ‘Em…
Treetops RV Resort takes Texas hospitality seriously. Just 13 minutes away from AT&T Stadium, Treetops enjoys helping people enjoy each others’ company with weekly game nights, southern-style potlucks, and barbecues where you can get to know your camp neighbors. Make some friends as you can hang out at the pool or walk your dog.
Now, by Texas standards, Treetops RV Resort is not big. That helps them keep things warm and friendly. But it also means you should book now if you want a taste of this Texas barbecue.
12. Near Ford Field: Sun Retreats Amherstburg – Amherstburg, ON
Driven by Detroit
Across the river from Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, is Sun Retreats Amherstburg. The 40-minute drive in to see the game is well worth it.
Sun Retreats has a laid-back, social vibe. They keep a full social calendar with Chocolate Bar Bingo, potlucks, dances, and movie nights out on the lawn in their own outdoor theater. Talk about campgrounds near NFL stadiums that really make for a good time.
They have just under a 100 RV slots available, but if you’re looking to stay in a cabin—which would be my personal choice when the weather turns cold—there are only nine available, so book yours now.
13. Near Acrisure Stadium: Mountain Top RV Campground – Tarentum, PA
Here We Go!
Enjoy the quiet simplicity of a 360-degree view of beautiful mountains. Only 34 minutes from Heinz Field, Mountain Top RV Campground rests on top of the mountain looking over the valleys. Can you imagine seeing those views in the fall when the leaves are turning? Just beautiful.
The park is close to many sightseeing stops like the Carnegie Science Center and has your basic necessities of laundry and showers.
The RV sites are spacious but limited at only 23 spots, so book yours today.
14. Near Levi’s Stadium: Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort – Felton, CA
All That Glitters Isn’t Gold…
Santa Cruz Redwoods Resort is 47 minutes from Levi’s Stadium, but it’s worth every minute. I mean, they don’t grow trees like this in San Francisco.
While you’re at Levi’s Stadium, you’ve got to walk through the 49ers Museum and experience the history of one of the NFL’s most successful teams. You don’t want to miss it.
When it’s time to get away from the hype and noise of the game, retreat to Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort.
Surrounded by the magnificent Redwoods on the beautiful San Lorenzo River, you’ll have all the natural beauty you can take just by looking out your window in the morning.
Santa Cruz Redwoods Resort is a 2022 Campspot Awards winner for two categories, Top Campgrounds in the USA and Most Popular Campgrounds.
That means you want to book now. You don’t want to miss out on this place, it’s magical.
15. Near Nissan Stadium: Piney River Resort – Bon Aqua, TN
It’s a Crazy Town!
Piney River Resort is a place for the whole family to make memories together. It’s about an hour-long drive into Nashville to watch the big game at Nissan Stadium, but this campground experience is worth it.
At the resort, you can enjoy your own piece of the Piney River. There’s a playground for the kids and individual fire rings for all the sites. When the day is done, you can all gather around the fire together.
Check Out Other Campgrounds Near NFL Stadiums
Did I miss your town? Don’t worry. Search Campspot’s marketplace for campgrounds near NFL stadiums near you. With nearly 2,000 campgrounds from around the U.S., I’m sure you’ll find the perfect place.
Oh yeah, and GO BUCS!
Elon Jones believes the world would be a better place if we all got outside more. Native to Tampa, Florida, she enjoys sailing—preferably to Cayo Costa—and exploring new trails with her three daughters.
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