Thunder FAQ


How much does Thunder parking cost?
Parking for RV's is $300. RV Car passes will be $25 and will park in a reserved lot near Lot A.  Cars are $75/$50 reserved and $20 day of (non-reserved).

How big are the RV spaces?
RV spaces are 20' x 40' in the gravel lot and 18' x 36' on the paved lots.

When can I come in to park?
We encourage RV's and RV Cars to come in on Friday and leave on Sunday. It's a lot easier to get around before the crowds come in. Cars without a parking pass can only come in the day of Thunder after 8:00 a.m.

Do I need to do anything special with my RV when I come in on Friday?
Yes! Please place your parking pass in your window on the driver's side. We will collect the passes as RV's come onto the lot.  If we do not see the parking pass or have not collected it we will have your RV towed at your expense.

What should I do with all of my trash?
Please place your trash in the dumpster on Lot A.

What roads will be closed?
Road closure decisions are made by the municipalities and the police departments. Usually, Woerner Avenue and Missouri Avenue close early Saturday morning along with Exit 0. Check the driving directions page for updated road closure information.

When do the roads close?
Roads are closed at the discretion of the Police. Usually, the roads near Water Tower Square start to close around 4:30 p.m. Again, this is at the discretion of the Police. The roads may close at 2:00 p.m. if the parking lots are full. They may not close until 10:00 p.m.

Do you have a phone or bathroom for public use?
No. You can use one of the port-a-pots or payphones located on the riverfront or contract with a provider to have a port-a-pot dropped on your space.

Are there hook-ups for my RV?
No. There are no hook-ups or emptying facilities.

Can I bring a car along in addition to my RV?
Yes.  If you have a fifth wheel or pull behind RV, then you will get an RV pass and an RV Car pass.  If you can drive your RV, then you will not get an RV Car pass.  If you would like, you may purchase an RV Car pass for $25.  Those vehicles will park in a designated lot near Lot A.

Can I come and go the day of Thunder?
Yes you may come and go the day of Thunder, but only if you have a reserved parking pass and ONLY UNTIL 1:00pm.  After 1:00pm, no one will be allowed a "pass out" of the park.  If you leave, you will not be allowed back in.