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Cedar Point RV Campground – Lighthouse Point Review

Saturday morning we reluctantly pulled our RV out of Lighthouse Point, the screams, laughter, and coasters growing quieter as we drove onward. We just spent an entire week at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio – one of our favorite places to visit since we were kids. Cedar Point is an amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula. The park features 71 rides, 17 of which are roller coasters- it’s no wonder the park has been dubbed “America’s Roller Coast”. 

Performers at Cedar point outside of diner with old fashioned car. A blue and white water tower with the "Cedar Point" logo is in the background along with a blue and white roller coaster.
Performers outside of “Coasters Diner”

We wandered the park daily, corkscrewing over the midway, getting dropped at a 95 degree angle, and taking in the Lake Erie views from atop the ferris wheel. We didn’t originally plan to stay at Lighthouse Point, which is the Cedar Point RV campground, but at the last minute changed our minds and decided to book it. We are so glad we did too! The campground was a bit expensive and was definitely something we splurged on, but in our opinion it was SO worth it. 

A hand holds up a Cedar Fair Platinum Pass card with the corkscrew roller coaster in the background.
A season pass or platinum pass is a great way to save on admission if you plant to visit the park more than a day or two.

Cedar Point RV Campground Amenities

145 Full Hookup RV Campsites

Standard back in sites (that’s what we got) or standard pull through sites are available. These sites include: water, electric, sewer, a picnic table and a charcoal grill. Most of the sites are nice and private and have some sort of trees on each side so you’re not looking directly at your neighbors RV. 

The Ultimate Patio RV site is available in both back in and pull through configurations. These sites of course include full hookups plus a grill, a nice table, a set of chairs, and a fire pit. 

RV deluxe site at cedar point campground
Ultimate Patio Back In RV Site

Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub

Both the pool and hot tub could use a little updating but it was still a nice amenity to have access to. There is also a water play area for younger kiddos. There are plenty of chairs and tables and towels are available for use in the pool area too.

Pool at lighthouse point
Pool and splash area at Lighthouse Point.
Lighthouse point hot tub
Hot tub at Lighthouse Point.

Cedar Point Beach Access

Guests of Lighthouse Point Campground at Cedar Point have access to the Cedar Point Beach on Lake Erie. The beach can be accessed directly from the campground, in walkway between Hotel Breakers and Cedar Point Shores, or from inside the amusement park at the Windseeker Gate. Complimentary chairs and loungers are available along with sand volleyball, nearby restaurants, restrooms, and jet ski rentals.

Cedar Point sandy beach with Hotel Breakers behind it. Roller coasters can be seen off in the distance.
Cedar Point Beach outside Hotel Breakers.

24 Hour Front Desk

If you arrive after check in time, there is still a friendly face to give you all the info you need to get checked in for the night! There is also a Convenience Store and Gift Shop in the same building although I’m not sure if that portion is open 24 hours or not.

Lighthouse Point Check in area
Lighthouse Point Office and Camp Store

Parasail and Jet Ski Rentals

Along with easy access to the beach, parasail and jet ski rentals are available at an additional cost. We highly recommend going parasailing! It gives you an amazing view of Cedar Point and the surrounding area.

Aerial view of Cedar Point Amusement Park surrounded by Lake Erie on both sides.
Views of the Cedar Point Peninsula while parasailing.

Four Bathhouses and Two Laundry Facilities

There are plenty of bathhouses and laundry facilities to keep up with the dirty clothes after a long hot day in the park. We did not use any of these facilities during our stay but they are there if you need them!

Lake Erie Pier

Head to the Lake Erie Pier for a view of the water. It even has a few benches to relax on and is a good place to watch the sunset!

Lighthouse point with roller coasters in background
Lake Erie Pier

Cottage and Cabin Rentals

If you don’t own an RV or have family/friends coming to visit as well, Lighthouse Point does have cottages and cabins available too. The cottages overlook Sandusky Bay and the cabins are more inland inside the campground. In addition to the campground there are also hotels owned by Cedar Point in the area as well such as Hotel Breakers and Cedar Point’s Express Hotel.

Several cottages in a row on a bright sunny day at the Cedar Point Campground. The rectangular cottages have a warm toned cedar shake siding, several windows with white trim, and white lattice trim around the bottom of the cottages. A side walk runs between two cottages with grass and planter beds  with a variety of plants surrounding the cottages.
Cottages overlooking Lake Erie at Lighthouse Point.

Perks to Camping at Lighthouse Point

  • Located steps away from Cedar Point entrances (10 minute walk).
  • Guests of the campground and hotel have a dedicated entrance near the back of the park (near rides like Top Thrill Dragster, Maverick, and Steel Vengeance) which gives an advantage as far as getting in line for those rides quicker than those who enter all the way at the front of the park.
  • Shuttle service throughout Cedar Point Peninsula.
  • Complimentary parking with full in/out privileges.
  • Early entry into the park.

Cedar Point Campground Map

Cedar Point Campground Map of Lighthouse Point.

Cedar Point RV Campground Cost

As I mentioned before, we definitely splurged on this campground… For our standard back in site we paid $850 for 7 days or roughly $121 per night. (For reference our stay was in July of 2020. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and left on a Saturday morning.)

As of spring 2024, rates for RV campsites range from $129-$179 a night depending on site type. Keep in mind, campsites will be more difficult to reserve during holidays and special events. They even charge a little extra for campsites during their “Halloweekends”so keep that in mind when booking.

Is Cedar Point RV Campground Worth It?

For us it is a resounding YES! We loved our time at Lighthouse Point. You really can’t beat the convenience of staying on property right next to the park. For us, staying here was all about making the most of our time at the amusement park. To be honest, we were hardly at our RV and maybe used the pool/hot tub once during our entire stay.

The sites were nice and level and super big rig friendly (our site was around 70 or 80 feet long by 12 feet wide). We had plenty of room to park our 40 ft. fifth wheel and our huge truck with room to spare.

Our favorite part about staying here was quick access to the amusement park. It’s a quick 10 minute walk or you can take the shuttle or drive and park in the parking lot too. We were able to quickly leave and re-enter the park so we could go back to the RV and let the dogs out for a bit or just chill out and cool down in the AC. Most of the other RV campgrounds in Sandusky are at least a 15 to 20 minute drive from Cedar Point, if not more. 

So really, the crazy expensive cost plays into time, convenience, and park perks. To us, it was worth it and we will be staying there again next time we make a trip to the area!

RV in oversized vehicle parking at amusement park
Until next time Cedar Point!
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    1. It was!! We drove by the campground we had originally booked and we were happy that we had decided to stay at cedar point!! ??

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