If you are arriving in an RV and/or camping, you may wish to park in one of the fields just west of the track, such as
The 5-acre American Legion Post 500 field (1926 Georgetown Rd, (317) 244-9625
Also across the street from the speedway is the Wilcox Mobil Home Park 1826 Georgetown Rd). They offer bathroom facilites and showers, hookups for RV's and cars and tent campers are welcome too. Call (317) 248-1311 for information on rates.
Most of the camping area around the Speedway is owned by the Speedway. You can buy camping/parking passes from them in advance for RV's, cars and tents. Speedway Reserved Parking/Camping page
In 2006, I noticed some entrepreneur brought in large shower facility on wheels. I believe it cost $5 to start the shower, then a $1 every minute. Its nice for the tent campers.
RV's are not allowed in the infield of the Speedway unless you wish to purchase a special permit from the track for $4000. This is intended for race teams and drivers.
People will show up early to get a good spot across the street from the track where a concentration of action is. They will also try to find a nice spot under a shade tree. When it comes to showers, you're on your own, though you may be able to find some porto-potties.
Also, next to the Speedway's reserved Lot 1, is the speedway's HUGE "coke lot". While you can reserve space there, you can just show up and pay at the entrance. Sometimes no one is even around to charge you. The gates open on Thurs morning at 7am first come first serve."
Also, a reader wrote in about an area southeast of the track: "Great race parking outside of track between 2nd and 3rd turns at Speedway Industrial Park, 4400 W 10th Street, located between 10th and 16th street off of Polko St. Over 30 acres with tent and RV camping available. Raceday parking only $10 for cars."
Located on the south side of Indy. Has 20-Acre Stocked Lake for Fishing (Catch and Release), Laundry Facilities, Full Hook-ups 30/50 AMP with Pull through sites, Primitive Tent Camping, Phone/High Speed Internet, Recreation Hall, Outside Storage, Restrooms and Shower House.
Fairgrounds RV Camping For site reservations & information, call (317) 927-7510 during business hours, or (317) 927-7520 after 5 pm.
170 sites open year round. Heated shower areas & restrooms feature coin-operated washers & dryers in the women's area.
80 sites with full hook-ups (water, electricity & sewer), 90 sites have electricity and water.
The rates at the Fairgrounds is $25.00/night for full hook-up or $16.00/night for no hook-up.
Since 1965. Indianapolis Motorsports Campground. Sixty acre facility, showers, RV electric, next to Raceway .Park. 250 sites that accomodate double pull-outs, 150 accomodate pull-thrus 30 Amp hookups, Tent Sites available, Dump Station
Indianapolis NE KOA Mt Comfort Road Indianapolis, IN 46140 Voice: (317) 894-1397 Fax: (317) 894-0057 E-mail: email@example.com
14 Miles to Downtown Indy. 112 Long Pull-thrus plus 112 for double slide-outs, 33 with full hookups, 20, 30 and 50 amps Phones, TV, Propane, Dump stations Tents ok A/C Kamping Kabins
Indy Lakes 4001 West Southport Road Indianapolis, IN 46217 (317) 888-6006
Mainly, this place is a Pay fishing pond, but has RV lots. It is very close to White River. Also a park and very nice golf course is nearby, south on Mann Rd. Unfortunately across the street from sewer treatment plant so might be smelly at times.
Fairland Recreation Park 3779 N. Frontage Rd. Shelbyville, IN 46176 317-392-0525
About 30 south-east of Indy
Johnson County Park 2949 East North Street (P.O. Box 246) Franklin, IN 46131 Voice: (812) 526-6809 / (812) 526-9816 Fax: (812) 526-0104 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
About 30 miles south of Indy. Large sites, easy access/shower houses, water and electric, beach, hiking, playgrounds, shelters, meeting rooms, shopping nearby; and surrounded with fishing lakes. 54 Sites with full hookups, 20/30 amps Tent sites available Dumping Station
KOA Campground 5896 W. 200 N. Greenfield, IN 46140 317-894-1397
About 30 east of Indy
Mohawk Campground 756 W 375 W 375 N (317) 326-3393
S & H Campground P.O.Box 561 Greenfield, IN, 46140 317-326-8122 or 317-326-3208
About 30 miles east of Indy. Since 1968. Pool, shade, putt putt, fishing, pull thru, and modern bathrooms.
3-Point Lake Campgrounds 1088 Bunker Hill Rd; Mooresville, IN (317) 831-5120 Residence Phone - (317) 831-4270
15 miles SW of Indy Airport. Shady Lots with full hook ups.
Heartland Resort 1613 W 300 N, Greenfield, IN, 46140 Phone (317) 326-3181
About 30 miles east of Indy Golf Par 3
CENTRAL INDIANA CAMPING
Aaron RV Rent 959 Sayre Drive, Greenwood 289-RENT Located on the south side of Indy. New Class A and C units.
Adventure RV Rentals Located in Edinburgh. Phone: (866) 787-8646 They have a big campground set up at the American Legion for every race.
We welcome you to our home "The Speedway Bed & Breakfast" for the 500. We have over 5000 sq/ft.of living space with five bed rooms w/ P/B. We have been operating over Seven years and have been host to many people in the racing industry; Price Cobb, Roberto Guerrero, Lyn St James ,Cristy Powell; Dick Simon and many others have been our guest. We are located in a safe residential area on 1.3 acres and we are 1 1/3 miles from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and only about five miles from downtown Indianapolis Indiana.
Camp at 1/2 acre property 20 minutes north of track with access to showers and kitchen. Pop-up campers or tents allowed. Police escort to speedway on race day - get right in! Package deals Box Lunches available Contact Don Wilcox at (317) 815-5817 (March 2002)