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Casino camping is so popular there’s even a website dedicated to RV friendly casinos around the United States and Canada. Some casinos offer free overnight parking in their parking lot while others offer full hookups for a fee. We’ve found casino camping to be a good option when other options are limited.
One way to find casino camping is to look up casinos on the Allstays Camp & RV App. To confirm overnight parking is available, we always call the casino before we arrive. You don’t want to run into a situation where the parking is unavailable due to repaving or a special event. Below are some of the casinos we’ve stayed at to give you a glimpse of what casino camping is all about.
Kla-Mo-Ya Casino Chiloquin, Oregon
On our way to Crater Lake National Park, we stopped in at Kla-Mo-Ya Casino for a few nights of casino camping. The small casino has a huge parking lot with a large section for RV parking. There are trash cans and even portable bathrooms in this area to accommodate overnight campers. Trees provide shade throughout the area, which was welcomed on a warm summer day.
Harrah’s Casino Cherokee, North Carolina
One of our favorite casino camping spots has been at the Harrah’s in Cherokee, North Carolina. This casino offers dry camping in the parking lot in a designated RV parking area with picnic tables. As a bonus, it’s a short drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Watch the video below to learn more about casino camping.
Oneida Casino Green Bay, Wisconsin
When we couldn’t find a good campground option in Green Bay, we were glad to stay at Oneida Casino. Oneida Casino has ten designated RV parking spots that are first come first served. The cost is $15/night for electric. There is no water and no dump facility on site.
Pala Casino RV Resort San Diego, California
More than just a parking lot, Pala Casino built an RV resort on property that offers full hookups. It’s a well maintained property with clean facilities and a dog park. They even offer complimentary curb side trash pick up.
Check out our post on the Pros & Cons of Boondocking.
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North of Los Vegas on the AZ. UT. border is a small town called Mesquite in NV. There are two RV parks, one called Oasis and one called the Casa Blanca. Both have full hook-ups, and are very reasonably priced. Check in is at the Casa Blanca hotel and the lines can be long due to hotel guests checking in. They have gaming, entertainment, and dining, the hotel also has a nice pool and a full service spa.
We stay here often as the winter weather is mild and Zion NP and St. George UT are close by.
are these up to date? planning to visit Vegas for an anniversary holiday. this is helpful, but was just thinking how much it changed since we have the pandemic this time around. thanks in advance.
It’s not be updated for Covid. We’d suggest calling always calling ahead and asking.
Hello Can you recommend the safest casino to park overnight in Vegas ? Looking to be there 2 nights and b away from coach often. Thank you for any help. Jim in Indy
Hi Jim. The overnight parking rules in Las Vegas have changed. You may want to call around and ask to speak to the security person on duty at each casino to find out what the current policy is. The last time we were in Vegas, we stayed at the Thousand Trails.
Overnight RV parking is burnt up in Vegas and Henderson.
Rver’s were being attacked and stabbed in their RV’s by crack heads and casino hotels no longer want the liability. Most casinos have cracked down and the ones that allow it hire uniformed security guards who drive around all night and shoo you out. There is no on-street RV parking in Vegas or Henderson and especially Henderson cops are strict assholes. If you have a conversion van or van you might be able to park in busy lots overnight blending in with other cars and you might be able to get away with it for one night. The few hotels I found recently that allowed RV parking was Orleans, Southpoint, Silverton but better call ahead to ask hotel policy on overnight parking before being rousted by some asshole at 3 am.
We paid $35 a night recently for a spot in the Circus Circus RV Park which has security guards on bikes and is right off the Strip. Also heard Sam’s Town has RV parking but several miles from the Strip. I would stay in a real RV park in Vegas for security reasons mentioned above.
I was at Cherokee casino two weeks ago…big sign at entrance no TT or RV…went down the road to Fort Wilderness CG….a 2 star site..early season so it was quiet then..saw fulltimers.
Are you sure Harrahs Cherokee still allows RV overnight parking? Im seeing posts that say the changed to No RV’s this summer. Thanks for the info !
At the time we stayed there they did…best thing to do would be to call ahead and ask if you plan on going.
There 2 weeks ago..started no RV or TT policy a month ago…
We just purchased a 24′ motor home and will visit our kids in VS over the upcoming holiday season. We’ve never camped cross country in late Nov to middle of Jan. and would appreciate any tips you may have concerning weather conditions and available camp sites. We are coming from PA and plan to use the southern route, probably rte 40. Looking forward to the trip, but a bit apprehensive. Thanks so much. Have followed your adventures.
One tip is to track the weather and be flexible with your route. We don’t plan a route because we know due to weather or other conditions, we may need to change course. We typically check weather daily if not more so we have a good idea of what to expect. I wouldn’t consider 40 a good winter route as it takes you through the Rockies and there will be LOTs of snow when you head out. Consider the 10.
It’s so convenient that you can RV and camp next to a casino! Sounds like a really fun getaway idea, thanks for sharing!
I’ve tried to use allstays to find casinos but can’t find a way to make that work. Can you provide your method. Thanks.
Hey Steve. When you open the app, tap on “Filter” then select “Overnight Parking” it has a purple icon next to it.
Hi Joe and Kait
Based on your recommendation, I went to Pala RV Resort on my way to San Diego. What an awesome park! Ate in their casino restaurants, gambled a little and enjoyed all the amenities at the Rv resort. They remembered you guys!
Hey Marti – that’s awesome! So happy you enjoyed it there and glad they remember us. We really appreciate you letting us know how it went!
You forgot the Seminole Indian casino in Immokalee, Florida, where I met the two of you and the wonder dog. 3 nights with electricity for free in the RV section of their parking lot. By using the casino as a “home base”, leaving after 3 days and returning, I was able to rack-up an impressive 30 days of free camping last winter. That “free” doesn’t include the $200 bucks I lost playing blackjack in the casino, but I had a great time losing the money.
Hi Joe and Kait,
Glad you found us and felt the same way when we got rid of stuff.
It is now our fourth year on the road and we are loving it. I sure hope too that we can meet up someday.
I have a blog about where we will be this year, 2016 and maybe our paths will cross.
MonaLiza – We just might see you in So Cal later this year. 🙂 Safe travels!
I never considered a casino as a boondocking option! Nice choice! Did you enjoy any Vegas activities or will those secrets be staying in Vegas this time?
Many secrets shall remain in Vegas. 🙂