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Big Camping Tents to Camp with the Whole Family

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If you’re planning an outdoor adventure, then you’ll need a big camping tent to sleep the whole family. Having space for everyone to sprawl out and relax can make the trip so much more comfortable (and enjoyable!).

But finding a tent that’s well-built and spacious can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget. But as camping aficionados ourselves, we’ve found a few good options that would be perfect for your trip.

The Best Big Camping Tent Options

L.L. Bean Acadia 8-Person Cabin Tent

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If you need lots of space, the Acadia 8-Person Cabin Tent is going to be your home away from home. This tent boasts 126 square feet of space which has the capacity to sleep up to eight people. And with a tent height of 6’ 10”, even the tallest family members will be able to stand up comfortably inside!

For some more privacy, you can set up the room divider to separate the interior space. This divider can also be used as a movie screen, so don’t forget to bring popcorn! Other selling points include magnetic self-closing doors, power cord ports for electricity, and ample pocket and storage space.

This big camping tent can also be ordered as a 6-person option.

Coleman Skydome 8-Person Tent

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If you’re looking for an affordable tent to fit up to 8 campers, look no further than the Coleman Skydome 8-Person Tent. At nearly half the cost of other tents on this list, the Skydome is a decent option if you don’t want to spend a lot. It has 108 square feet of space and a 6′ 4″ center height, which is roomy enough for two queen-sized air beds.

Although it’s an inexpensive tent, it’s anything but cheaply made. The frame can withstand winds up to 35 mph, and the tublike floor has inverted seams to keep water out. But the main reason why we love this tent is that it takes less than 5 minutes to set up! It has pre-attached poles, so anyone can put it up or take it down.

Coleman Skydome XL 8-Person Tent with LED Lighting

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This tent is the luxury version of the Skydome one from above. It’s a bit more spacious (112 square feet), although it’s not as tall (only 6′ compared to 6′ 4″). However, it does have the same durable frame and inverted seams, which makes it great for all-weather usage. And with pre-attached poles, you can set it up in under 5 minutes.

Another big difference is that this tent comes with battery-powered lighting. There is diffused overhead lighting throughout the tent, so you won’t have to worry about fumbling around for a flashlight.

REI Co-op Wonderland 6 Tent

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The Co-op Wonderland 6 Tent is a unique option for those looking for an alternative to the traditional tent set-up. Without the fly, it offers 360° views so you can star gaze or bird watch whenever you want. It also has doors on each end and the ability to be divided into two rooms. So even if you aren’t bringing 6 people, you can create a separate gathering space away from the sleeping area.

The tent features 78 square feet of space, so it’s a little on the smaller side. But the interior height is around 6’ 4”, so there’s still plenty of room to stand up and walk around!

Gazelle Tents T4 Plus Hub Tent

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Why stay in a hotel when you have something as roomy as the Gazelle Tents T4 Plus Hub Tent? This 8-person tent has two dedicated sleeping areas and 110 square feet of floor space. It’s also quite tall (6′ 5″ in height), so everyone can move around freely without bending over or crawling.

The tent has 10 mesh windows and two D-shaped doors to allow in lots of air and sunlight. And if you happen to get stranded in a storm, just set up the oversized rainfly to protect you from getting everything wet.

L.L. Bean Northern Guide 6-Person Tent

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As one of the best-selling tents on L.L. Bean, the Northern Guide 6-Person Tent was made for outdoor adventure. It’s weatherproof, well-ventilated, and even comes with a mud room to keep dirt out of your sleeping area. So it doesn’t matter if you’re camping in the sun or a rainstorm – this tent can handle anything Mother Nature throws at it.

The interior has 83 square feet of space and enough room for 6 guests. It’s super easy to set up and can pack down into a small, duffel-style sack.

It’s approved by the Outdoor Discovery Program (ODP), who claimed they’ll be using it for all their future trips. If it’s good for them, then you know it’ll be good for your trip!

Coleman Skydome XL 10-Person Camping

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It’s pretty rare to find a tent that sleeps more than 8 people. But thankfully, the folks at Coleman have come out with an extra large 10-person camping tent! It has a whopping 144 square feet of space, which is more than enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably. That essentially adds up to 3 queen-sized airbeds!

But unlike other Coleman tents, this one is made with Dark Room Technology, which blocks 90% of sunlight. Not only does it allow you to sleep in, but you won’t have to worry about it getting too hot or stuffy. Anyone who’s camping with 10 people will surely find this to be a life-saving feature!

Camping with lots of people can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. You have to plan meals for everyone and make sure you have toys to keep all the kids occupied. But now that you have your big camping tent, you’ll at least have one less thing to worry about!

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