General Campground Information

Hours of Operation

May 1-Memorial Day

Memorial Day-Labor Day
Sunday- Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm

Labor Day-Oct 15

Check in and Check out

Check-in: 1:00 pm for RVs/Tents, 3pm accommodations. 
If you need to come in early, please reach out in advance to make sure your site is vacant and ready for your arrival! 

Check out: 11:00 am.

Campground Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of Deluxe Cabins within two weeks of arrival will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit. 
Cancellation of any reservation within 7 days of a holiday weekend arrival will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit.

Extra tents on sites

Not all sites are compatible with extra equipment. Please call our office to ensure your needs are met.

Extra Vehicles

All vehicles must be contained solely to the drive lane of sites. Please refrain from parking on the grass. If you have extra vehicles, we do have an overflow parking area. Note: Visitors must register in the office and pay a visitor fee.

Visitor Policy

Visitors must register before entering the park and receive a guest pass. Admittance fee required. Please ensure all visitors arrive/register prior to office closing, and are adhering to campground policies and guidelines.

Quiet Hours

Quiet time is from 10 pm to 8 am. To ensure everyone has a relaxing stay, please be courteous. Recreational areas, including playgrounds, are closed during these hours.

Swimming Pool

Pool is open from 10am to 8pm for all guests. Adults must accompany children under 12, and pool users must adhere to all pool rules. No lifeguard on duty.

Pet Policy

All furry friends must be leashed at all times except when visiting our Kamp K9.  
Please don't leave your pets unattended.  
Help us keep our campground clean - you must pick up after your pet, no matter how big or small.    
For the safety of all of our furry, fluffy, and human guests, aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.  
Forgot your leash or doggy bags? We have you covered! Check our convenience store, stocking many of your pet's essentials.


As Smokey says, only you can prevent forest fires! Fires must be contained in fire rings, and please do not move the provided rings on your site. Firewood is available for purchase in the camp store for $7/bundle. It can be delivered straight to your site! Help us keep our campground pretty- No defacing of trees or bushes, please.

Sport Vehicles

ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes, etc., are not to be ridden in the park. Utility/cargo/tag-along trailers, boats, etc., must be parked in overflow areas.

Meet Your Hosts

Tracey Wiford and Randy Reish

We'll see you by the campfire!

Hello! This will be our second season managing the Gaylord KOA, and we are so excited to be sharing another camping season with you, our guests, in the beautiful  forests of Northern Michigan. Being the perfect basecamp to all that Northern Michigan has to offer, The Gaylord KOA has quickly become near and dear to all of us. Since our stay began, we have been working away alongside ownership to better the park itself, and also your experience as a whole. We've moved to an "all-inclusive" style campground, and added weekly events to the park (such as hayrides, movie nights, foam parties, and even a Halloween festival in the fall). It is our hope that we can make your stay a memorable one, forming camping memories for you and your loved ones to last a lifetime.