4th of July Menu & Camping Recipes

June 27, 2016

The Only 4th of July Camping Meal Plan You Need

Planning a campground getaway for the 4th of July? KOA has you covered with 4th of July camping food recipes and meal plan to ensure your crew is fueled for the festivities. Our 4th of July camping menu is perfect for a two night trip to your favorite KOA. 

Opting for a longer stay? Our database of camping recipes is the perfect one-stop-shop for all things camping food. With a variety of easy, delicious recipes, you’ll be sure to find one (or two) that’ll become a staple for all your camping trips. After all, camping should be about fun and relaxation – not stressing about what’s for dinner (and breakfast and lunch).

Camping Day One

Kick off your 4th of July camping trip with a classic summer holiday meal. From mouthwatering burgers to ooey-gooey s’mores, your day one dinner will have fill you up after setting up your campsite for your vacation.


Camping Day Two

Rise and shine! Start off the day with an easy breakfast of oats and yogurt. Pro tip: We recommend prepping the overnight oats before your trip for a less-stressful mealtime.



Chow down on some simple chicken salad sandwiches after a morning of activities. Are your adventures taking you outside of your campsite? This Fourth of July lunch is easy to pack in a cooler bag to take with you.


Minimize food waste and use leftover corn from Day One to make a delicious corn slasa. Pair this with an easy skillet recipe and you’ve got yourself a stress-free meal!

Camping Day Three


All good things must come to an end, but not without a tasty breakfast first. Chow down on some nutty banana pancakes before packing up and hitting the road.

Snacks for the Road

The tasty offerings of a 4th of July menu doesn’t stop when you leave the campground! Be sure to pack some snacks for the trip home to keep you satisfied.

About the Author: Kampgrounds of America

Kampgrounds of America is the largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds in the world, with over 500 locations across the United States and Canada. Founded in Billings, MT in 1962, KOA’s family of campground brands – KOA Journey, KOA Holiday and KOA Resort – today serve more than a million camping families each year. KOA is dedicated to “connecting people to the outdoors and each other” by providing people with a variety of camping experiences and the information they need to make the most of their camping trip. Read more of their camping and travel resources by visiting


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