The Gaylord KOA will be your perfect base camp as you explore everything that Northern Michigan has to offer!

Located on the 45th parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord has unique shops, wonderful restaurants and world class golf. There are many lakes in the area for fishing and trails for hiking and biking, such as The Iron Belle Trail and the North Central State Trail ,from Gaylord to Mackinaw City. Take a day trip to Mackinaw City, Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve or the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. In season, go hunting for tasty morel mushrooms.  Also, enjoy several festivals in the area, including Alpenfest and Big Ticket Festival! After a great day of sightseeing, come back and relax! The kids can go swimming in the heated pool or play on the two playgrounds. Check out our activity area with our Trampoline Jump Shot and Jump Pad!  Play mini golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard, volleyball or rent banana bikes or 4 wheel pedal carts! Your furry friends will love our Camp K9 Bark Park! You will enjoy the cable TV and you can stay in touch using STATE OF THE ART FREE Wi-Fi perfect for working remotely or school. The Gaylord KOA is located in the heart of the Gaylord Golf Mecca with many golf courses to choose from. This KOA is big rig friendly!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 120' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/28 - 9/6)
  • Propane ($)
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area


Otsego County is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and hunters often pursue deer, bear, turkeys and numerous small game species. Licenses, as well as specific information on season dates, limits and rules are available from the Dept. of Natural Resources at its district office at 1732 M-32 West in Gaylord; 732-3541, and at numerous retailers where hunting and fishing licenses are sold.


Recreational Facilities

Otsego County Sportsplex - Located at 1250 Gornick Avenue off South Wisconsin Avenue, 731-3546. The building is generally open all week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

During daylight hours, the facility's Energy Outlet Park and outdoor fitness and playground area are open.

Ramp park on Wisconsin Avenue - features ramps for inline skaters, skateboarders and BMX bikes; picnic tables, too.

Wah Wah Soo County Park, on the northeast side of Otsego Lake, off Old 27 South - grills and picnicking with a buoyed swim area.


Mackinac Bridge

We are located less than an hour from the impressive bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas. The bridge stretches 5 miles and provides a scenic drive to the upper peninsula.


Mackinaw Island

Spend the day on Mackinaw Island and enrich yourself and your family with history. You'll find it all; from Military to Commerce to the Who's Who of days gone by. Take a carriage ride around the Island or a bicycle tour. They also make some pretty good fudge on the Island too!


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