Groups

We've got plenty of room for big groups, including meeting spaces, pavilions and even outdoor kitchens at many KOAs. Plus, there's a place for everyone, whether you prefer RV or tent sites, or the comforts of a Camping Cabin or Deluxe Cabin.

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Group Camping

There's nothing quite as fun as KOA camping with your friends and family. That's why many KOAs offer group meeting facilities and outside pavilions, meal options and activities geared to keeping everyone in your "camping family" happy. There's even outdoor KOA Camping Kitchens at some locations to help you feed your hungry herd.

And everyone in your group can pick their own way to stay at KOA, whether it's a tent, Camping Cabin, Deluxe Cabin or RV.

There's someone for everyone in your group at KOA! Click the link below to start planning your next group camping trip.

We have space for the whole group

Plan your next group gathering at KOA for a relaxing, memorable experience. You'll find Group Tent, RV, Camping Cabin and Deluxe Cabin accommodation options perfect for group gatherings. With pavilions, meetings spaces, and room for groups of all sizes, KOA has become a favorite meeting place for:

  • Family Reunions
  • Weddings
  • RV Rallys
  • Scout programs
  • & more!

Group Facilities and Amenities

KOA Facilities for Groups

When you plan your group event at a KOA Campground, you know you're about to experience consistent, quality amenities and friendly, experienced customer service. With over 500 campgrounds across North America, you'll see a variety of location and accommodation options with KOA, but there are some things you can always be sure to find Behind the Yellow Sign, including:

  • Clean Facilities and Campsites
  • Campsite Variety
  • Large Group Camp Sites to Accommodate Your Party
  • Clean Bathrooms and Hot Showers
  • Easily Identifiable Staff in Yellow Shirts
  • KOA Convenience Stores
  • Self-Service Laundry Facilities
  • Playgrounds
When you plan your group event at a KOA Campground, you know you're about to experience consistent high-quality amenities and friendly experienced customer service

KOA Facilities for Groups

When you plan your group event at a KOA Campground, you know you’re about to experience consistent, high-quality amenities and friendly, experienced customer service.

 

Many KOA Campgrounds offer additional activities and features, such as:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Bike Rentals
  • Water Sports
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Mini Golf
  • Game Rooms
  • Gem Mining
  • Organized Activities
  • Themed Activities
  • Recreational Areas
  • Trails
  • Fishing Spots and Rentals
  • Food Service
 

Many KOA locations have additional amenities to serve your group as well, including meeting spaces and pavilions. Some locations even have outdoor kitchens where you can cook up dinner for the whole crew.

To determine specific campsite features, click "details" for a campsite on a campgrounds web page.

Why Choose Group Sites Over Other Types of Camping?

Group camping sites keep you close together while you're away from home. It's a great way to bond with your group. Need more reasons to choose a group camping spot?

  • Close proximity: When you reserve a KOA group camping spot, we try to make sure all parties in your group stay in one centralized area. Campsites are close together with plenty of shared outdoor space for socializing and group activities. You also have your own tent, RV or cabin close by when you need a little alone time.
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  • Flexible stay options: At KOA, you can choose from many different camping styles and accommodations. With all of the variety offered by our various locations, you always have plenty of options for how you and your group choose to stay.
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  • Connection to nature: Sure, you could reserve a block of hotel rooms, but you miss how great it is to experience the great outdoors. Together you can stretch your legs, go for a hike, catch fish and breathe fresh air during your stay.
Sure you could reserve a block of hotel rooms but you miss the connection with nature that only comes with camping. You can stretch your legs, go for a hike, catch fish and breathe fresh air during the day

Connection to Nature

Sure, you could reserve a block of hotel rooms, but you miss the connection with nature that only comes with camping. You can stretch your legs, go for a hike, catch fish and breathe fresh air during your stay.

     
  • Group bonding: A camping trip is the perfect way to bond with your group. You're sharing a common experience with plenty of activities available to suit everyone's interests. You may even discover a mutual love of horseshoes or find your new favorite fishing partner within your group. Don't forget how great it is to sit around a campfire, share stories and cook s’mores.
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  • Group facilities: When staying at a hotel, it can be almost impossible to get together as one large group. However, many KOA campgrounds offer group meeting facilities designed to hold larger groups. Others have outdoor kitchens that can handle the kind of large-scale food production you need to feed your whole crew at once. To determine what group amenities a specific campground has, go to the campground’s page and look under "groups". All KOA Holiday and KOA Resort campgrounds have group camping options available.
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  • Affordability: Camping with a group at KOA is often more affordable than hotel or resort options. Your group can travel more affordably to make it feasible for everyone in your group to go. Plus, you save more money for all the extras you want to do.
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  • Amenities: KOA has no shortage of activities and amenities. With many locations, you'll find variety at each KOA stop, just wait and see what you discover.
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  • Pet friendly: When you choose a KOA location for your group gathering, you get the added bonus of being able to bring along furry group members. Our KOA Campgrounds welcome pets, and we even offer Kamp K9TM dog parks at our facilities. This gives your furry friends a place to safely stretch their legs. Keep in mind that some KOA locations may limit pets to certain campsites. Camping Cabins and Deluxe Cabins may not be pet friendly. If anyone in your group is planning to bring along a pet, check with the KOA location to ensure they can accommodate the furry camper. You can also find this information under “view details” for specific campsites at the KOA campground of your choosing.
When you choose a KOA location for your group gathering you get the added bonus of being able to bring along furry group members. Our campgrounds welcome pets, and we even offer camp K9 dog parks at our facilites

Pet Friendly

When you choose a KOA location for your group gathering, you get the added bonus of being able to bring along furry group members. Our campgrounds welcome pets, and even offer dog parks at our facilities.

Scout Program

Traveling with a Scout group? Helping your Scout earn merit badges? KOA can help. Many of our campgrounds offer special rates and free facilities for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides groups. It's the perfect way to get the Scouts out into nature, earning badges and completing service projects.

Check for a KOA location near you to find more information about the Scouting programs available on-site.

The Perfect Camping Trip for Your Group

Camping at KOA can be the perfect getaway or activity for any number of different groups, including:

  • Rallies: Bring everyone together with a rally at KOA. With lots of activities to keep everyone busy, you’re sure to make memories that will last.
  • Reunions: Bring the whole family together for a reunion that no one will forget. Keep busy with activities during the day and catch up at night around a campfire.
  • Church Groups: Bond with fellow church-goers on a church group camping trip. KOA campgrounds are a great camping option for both youth groups and groups of adults.
  • Corporate Retreats: Build comradery with coworkers and relax by taking a company camping trip. You can plan team building activities or just a relaxing getaway from the fast pace of the office.
  • A Group of Friends: Catch up with old friends and make memories with new ones with a group camping trip. You can hang out around the campfire telling stories and making s’mores.

Accommodation Options for Camping Groups

What's your group's camping style? Are you the rough-it type who only tent camps? Are you planning an RV rally with all your RV-owning friends? Or do you prefer a little less roughing it and a little more home away from home? No matter how your group likes to camp, KOA has an option for you.

While the specific accommodations may vary from one KOA location to another, you can find the following types of large group campsites at KOA:

  • Group Camping Tent Sites: Pack up your tents for large group camping under the stars. Create your own tent city on our spacious, flat tent camping sites. You don't have to completely rough it - you still have easy access to hot showers and clean restrooms. Gather the whole crew around the fire pits and picnic tables for chow time. Tent campsites offer an affordable way to stay while experiencing nature up close and personal.
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  • Group Camping RV Sites: Opt for RV friendly and family camping if your traveling companions all have their own RVs. Roll up in your rigs and into our RV campsites for groups. We have 30- and 50-amp service with full hookups on pull-thru and back-in sites. No matter what type of RV spot you reserve, you'll appreciate the level sites that make it easy to set up your home away from home. Some KOA campgrounds offer "buddy sites" for RV campers. Call the KOA campground to check if this group camping option is available.
Group Camping RV Sites - Roll Up in Your Rigs and into our RV campsites for Groups. We have 30 and 50 amp service with full hookups on pullthru and back-in sites

Group Camping RV Sites

Roll up in your rigs and into our RV campsites for groups. We have 30- and 50-amp service with full hookups on pull-thru and back-in sites.

  • Group Camping Cabin Sites: Want to get away with the gang but don't want to mess with camping gear? Or maybe you don't want to mess with the bugs, cold and rain at night. Whatever your group's needs, group Camping Cabin sites are the easy solution. Our basic cabins give you four walls and a roof over your head at night. Stretch out on the comfortable full beds and bunk beds inside the cabins. Varying floor plans feature either one or two rooms, with room to sleep four to six people. Camping Cabins are just a short walk away from bathrooms and showers, plus you get access to all the campground amenities.
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  • Group Deluxe Cabin Sites: If you want even more comforts from home, reserve Deluxe Cabins. Most Deluxe Cabins feature kitchenettes along with gas grills and fire pits. Cook up a feast for the whole crew. Another big draw is the private bathroom inside our Deluxe Cabins. What could be better? Bond with the gang during the day, and retreat to your cabin for a hot shower and comfortable night's sleep, no matter what the weather is like outside. Some Deluxe Cabins also have TVs, porch swings and other great amenities.
If you want even more comforts from home reserve Deluxe Cabins for your group. Most deluxe cabins feature kitchenettes along with gas grills and fire pits

Group Deluxe Cabin Campsites

If you want even more comforts of home, reserve Deluxe Cabins for your group. Most Deluxe Cabins feature kitchenettes along with gas grills and fire pits.

 

Check with your selected KOA location to determine which accommodation options they have available for group reservations. Not all locations have Deluxe Cabins, for example. Check on the specific amenities and features offered for the campsites before reserving.

Choosing a Location

Where will your group camp? Close to home? Near a larger event you plan to attend? By a major city or attraction? We offer locations throughout North America, so it's easy to find a location where your group wants to gather.

When choosing a location, consider first where members of the group live. Is there a central location that makes the camping trip more convenient for everyone? Do some of your participants need to stay closer to home? If you decide to RV camp, how far are you willing to pull your rigs?

Once you have those logistics questions answered, pull up a map to find a location that fits all of your needs. With our nearly 500 locations, there's likely a KOA where your group wants to camp.

Attractions

The attractions in the surrounding area can make a big difference in where you choose to camp with your group. KOA Campgrounds offer you easy access to a number of attractions and different types of areas. A few of the options include:

  • Major cities: KOA Campgrounds keep you close to several major cities, including Dallas, Washington DC, Orlando, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Memphis, Nashville and more. Group campgrounds near these cities let you take advantage of the dining, activities and attractions in the city while retreating to a relaxing KOA Campground to rest and recharge.
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  • National Parks: Are you gathering family and friends for a trip to experience our natural wonders? Many KOA locations camp close to national parks. The campground setting continues the nature theme of the trip when you're done touring for the day. Some campgrounds even offer tours to nearby national parks. We have locations near Yellowstone National Park, Hot Springs National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and many more.
Many KOA locations camp close to national parks. The campground setting continues the nature theme of the trip when you're done touring for the day

National Parks

Many KOA locations camp close to national parks. The campground setting continues the nature theme of the trip when you’re done touring for the day.

  • Beaches: Looking for a group trip to the beach without the high cost of a beach rental? Many KOA locations keep you close to the shore on both coasts at a much more affordable price. Our locations include campgrounds near St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Myrtle Beach, Cape Hatteras, Laguna Beach, Santa Cruz and more.
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  • Mountains: If your group is the adventurous mountain hiking type, opt for a KOA location in the mountains. Check out the multiple Colorado locations for a view of the Rockies. Many of our Tennessee locations give you easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains. We even have locations in the Poconos .
If your group is the adventurous mountain hiking type, opt for a KOA location in the mountains

Mountains

If your group is the adventurous mountain hiking type, opt for a KOA location in the mountains.

     
  • Event locations: Are you traveling to attend a specific event? Perhaps your child's sports team is traveling to an out-of-state tournament or a group of music-loving friends is headed to a summer music festival. Check for a KOA location near a group event you're attending, whether it's a family reunion, wedding, festival or something else. You get the relaxing environment of a KOA Campground in between the festivities for some quality downtime and nature exploration.
 

Once you arrive, check for information on more local attractions. Our friendly staff in yellow shirts can help you find all the best activities in the surrounding area to round out your trip.

Group Reservations 101

What to Know Before Reserving a Group Camping Site

Not all campgrounds offering group sites are equal. Doing a little research and knowing what to look for ahead of time can save you headaches and make your group camping trip a huge success.

One of the biggest factors is the ability to accommodate a group of your size. Does the campground have the room to hold your group? Will they keep you together, or spread you throughout the campground? Is the campground clean with the amenities you want? Will you have enough room to cook and eat meals together? Do they have variety in the types of group campsites you can reserve?

Many of our campgrounds have the facilities to handle large groups, and we have the knowledge and friendly staff to provide you the group camping service you need with a smile.

Reserving Group Campsites at KOA

How do you go about making group reservations at a KOA Campground? Start by pinpointing the exact KOA location where you plan to stay. You can search on KOA.com by clicking on a particular state or searching for a location.

Click the Campground Details link on the selected location to get all the information about the specific accommodations and amenities offered at that KOA Campground. Look for a "Groups" link at the top of the page to find out about the specific group campsites and additional facilities.

Contact the KOA location directly to get more details on pricing and to determine if they have availability for a group your size on the selected dates. The friendly staff will help you make your reservations and provide you with more details on their specific reservation and cancellation policies and requirements.

What to Bring

You packing list depends largely on the type of group camping site you select. A tent camping site requires all the camping gear, while a Deluxe Cabin requires little more than your personal belongings. When packing for your trip, collaborate with your fellow group members to avoid a lot of duplicates. Many camping items can be shared within the larger group to save space when you pack.

Some things you may need include:

  • Tent or RV gear: If you choose a tent or RV camping spot, you'll need all of the gear and supplies to set up. This includes cords and hoses to connect to utilities on the camping site.
  • Coolers: Deluxe Cabins usually include refrigerators, but all other site types require a way to keep perishable foods cold.
  • Cooking gear: Some of our campsites include gas grills, and Deluxe Cabins with kitchenettes feature some limited cooking options. Other campers may need to bring portable grills, roasting forks, camp stoves, utensils, cookware, plates and any other cooking gear you want to use. Don't forget trash bags, dish soap and other items for cleanup.
Some of our campsites include gas grills and Deluxe Cabins with kitchenettes feature some limited cooking options. Other campers may need to bring any other cooking gear you want to use

Cooking Gear

Some of our campsites include gas grills, and Deluxe Cabins with kitchenettes feature some limited cooking options. Other campers may need to bring any other cooking gear you want to use.

  • Personal items: Bring along your clothes, toiletries and other necessary supplies. Bug spray and sunscreen should definitely make the list.
  • Linens: In general, you need to provide your own linens and towels, even if you stay in a Cabin. However, some Deluxe Cabins do include linen service. To determine whether or not a Cabin provides linens click "view details" for a specific campsite on a campground’s page.
  • Activity items: Bring along extra entertainment if you wish. KOA Campgrounds provide plenty of activities to keep you busy.
  • Safety gear: Keep everyone safe with flashlights, lanterns, first aid kits, helmets for bike riding and other safety gear.

Group Camping Safety

KOA Campgrounds offer a clean, safe place to host your group events, but you can do your part in keeping all of the campers in your group safe. Always follow the posted rules and regulations of the campground when setting up your campsites. Trust us - the rules are there to keep everyone safe, including you!

If your group includes children, set your own ground rules with them. Rules should cover things such as how far they can venture from the campsite, how often they need to check in and which activities they need adult supervision to do. Review things like hiking safety and campfire safety with them at the beginning of the trip to avoid injuries.

If your group includes children set your ground rules with them. Rules should cover things such as how far they can venture from the campsite, how often they need to check in and which activites they need adult supervision to do

Group Safety

If your group includes children, set your own ground rules with them. Rules should cover things such as how far they can venture from the campsite, how often they need to check in and which activities they need adult supervision to do.

 

Food safety is another issue when you're out in nature. Keep all perishable foods properly chilled, with raw foods staying separate from cooked food. Since you don't likely cook over a campfire often, it may take a little getting used to. Make sure food, particularly meat, reaches a safe internal temperature when you're cooking for your group.

When you're finished, clean up the area immediately, and dispose of things appropriately. This helps keep animals away from your campsite, and it keeps our campground clean.

KOA serves up plenty of activities - many of them physical. Always use proper protection, such as helmets when you bike. Don't overdo it. We know it's tempting to do everything, but pushing yourself too much physically can leave you exhausted or hurt.

Another helpful tip for potentially dangerous activities, such as water sports, swimming and hiking, is to take someone with you. Since you're camping with a group, you should have no shortage of companions no matter what activity you choose.

When traveling with a large group, it can be difficult to keep track of everyone. If you're camping with other families, each individual family can keep track of themselves. For a mixed group of friends, teammates or other situations with several individual campers, start by knowing exactly how many people are in your group. Have regular check-ins to ensure everyone is accounted for. You can even assign buddies to make the task of keeping track of everyone easier. It's also helpful to have a record of who is staying in each camping spot.

Tips for Group Camping Success

You're gathering a large group of your closest friends and family for a fun camping adventure. What could go wrong? When you reserve outdoor group campsites with KOA, we take a lot of the stress and worry out of the equation, but you can do your part to make the trip a raging success.

Add these tasks to your to-do list:

  • Designate a point person: Cut down on the confusion of coordinating the trip by designating a point person to handle the reservations and to communicate information about the trip. If everyone does their own thing or too many people are making decisions on the trip details, the chances are good that you're going to end up with reservation mistakes, missed details and general confusion.
  • Reserve early: Camping sites go quickly, especially during peak camping times. Call your selected site as soon as you choose dates for the best chance of everyone in your group being together.
  • Check requirements: Check with your selected KOA to determine the process for reserving group campsites. You may need to contact the site directly to make the reservation. The down payment and cancellation policy may also vary by location.
Check with your selected KOA to determine the process of reserving group campsites. You may need to contact the site directly to make the reservation

Check Requirements

Check with your selected KOA to determine the process for reserving group campsites. You may need to contact the site directly to make the reservation.

  • Decide how to handle meals: Will you cook meals together? Is each family responsible for their own food? Will you take turns serving up the grub for the night? When you're coordinating a large group, having a plan for meals ahead of time cuts down on confusion and ensures you end up with the cooking supplies you need.
  • Assign dutiesOnce you arrive, don't be afraid to divide and conquer the camping responsibilities. You may be the point person for the trip, but that doesn't mean you have to do all the work. Put people in charge of various tasks, such as starting campfires, choosing activities or cooking certain meals. Everyone gets a chance to be involved, and you don't get stuck doing all the work.
 

Reserve your group campsite with KOA today!