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A little camping humor …





Rudy’s Recipe: Grilled Onion Blossom

Grilled Onion Blossom

You Need:

  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • garlic salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Make It:

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.

Peel the onion. Slice into 6 to 8 wedges, leaving the base together. Pull apart wedges slightly, and place butter, garlic salt and black pepper inside.

Wrap tightly with aluminum foil and place on the grill. Cook for 45 minutes (or until the onion is translucent and lightly browned.)

– Recipe courtesy of Razzle Dazzle Recipes.

Rudy’s Recipe: Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

For a little kick to your campsite cooking …

Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

You Need:

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 10 large jalapeños
  • 1 pkg. bacon
  • aluminum foil

Make ‘Em:

Cut the jalapeños in half. Make sure they’re properly cleaned and have any seeds removed. Put one chicken tender inside the jalapeño.

Next, wrap the whole shebang with bacon. Repeat with the remaining tenders and jalapeños. Place them onto the foil and wrap tightly.

Cook on the grill for about 20 minutes.

– Recipe courtesy of Razzle Dazzle Recipes.

Respect the Campground … and Fellow Campers

Thought I’d share a post about camping etiquette. These rules apply not only here at Lake Rudolph, but most apply to anywhere that you may be camping.

1. Take care of your pets.
We do allow you to bring along your pet if you’re staying on a RV or Tent Site. Please, please clean up after your pet. And never leave them unattended … even in your own RV. If you’re going to Holiday World for the day, they have both an air conditioned and a outdoor kennel.

2. Respect quiet time hours.
Quiet time at Lake Rudolph is from 11:00pm – 7:00am CDT. Respect your neighbors and please honor this policy.

3. Follow posted speed limits.
These speed limits are in place for not only your safety, but the safety of all our guests. We work very hard to make Lake Rudolph a safe, family-friendly place to stay. Our speed limits throughout the campground are 12 mph.

4. Understand the WiFi
We want your stay here to be as connected as you want so we offer free WiFi here at Lake Rudolph. Coverage may not always extend to every site and rental; we sure have a lot of trees and hills! If you’re having issues, please let us know so we can test the signal. Oddly enough, it does sometimes malfunction. 🙂

5. Honor the firewood policy.
Most campgrounds have a firewood policy in place. You can find ours here. It’s very important to follow these rules to help contain the spread of pesky insects that can potentially damaging our forests.

6. Dispose of your trash.
We even make it easy! Just bag up your trash with the bag provided upon check-in and we’ll pick it up at your site or rental between the hours of 7:00 – 11:00am CDT. Along with that, please throw trash in trash cans. We work very hard to make Lake Rudolph a clean campground and we appreciate your help!

7. Follow Golf Car rules.
I know you’ve heard it before, but we have these rules for a reason. 🙂 These rules are established to make our roadways as safe as possible. You can find a copy of our Golf Car rules here.

8. Talk to us!
If there’s a problem, let us know. Of course we can’t fix what we don’t know about. You can let the Welcome Center know about any problems you may have while visiting. We also invite you to fill out a survey about your stay. After all, it’s your comments and suggestions that help us improve. 🙂

9. Respect the campground staff. 
In return, we’ll respect you. Understand that we may not always be able to accommodate your requests, but know that we’re trying. If it’s within our means, we will try our best to make it happen.

10. Vehicles at your site/rental.
At Lake Rudolph you are allowed one vehicle per Site. You’re allowed two vehicles at a Rental. We have this rule to keep the campground as uncongested as possible. It also helps to keep all our roads passable. Visitors are welcome … they just need to park in the visitors parking (just past the Welcome Center), rather than at your site or rental. You can then come up in your vehicle or golf car and get them.

Virtual Tour of Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins


Fireworks Facts!

We’ve had several questions, so … here’s the run down on fireworks. 🙂

If you plan to catch Holiday World’s fireworks, which are at 9:30pm CDT, you have a few options.

1. Watch the fireworks show outside of Lake Rudolph.
The best place to catch the fireworks outside of the campground is Jim Yellig Park. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s just past the Holiday World Employee Parking Lot, located on Highway 162.

2. Watch the fireworks show from Lake Rudolph.
If you plan to watch the fireworks and stay inside the campground, the best place to view them is at Blitzen Bay Pool.

Setting off your own fireworks.
We do allow you to set off fireworks here at Lake Rudolph, but we have a few rules.

1. You MUST set off your fireworks at the beach area only!
2. You can not set off fireworks during our quiet hours, which are from 11:00pm – 7:00am CDT.
3. Please help us keep the beach area clean by picking up the discarded bits of fireworks.

Most of all, have fun and be safe!!

Happy Birthday America!