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Tips & Tricks for Successful Group Camping

Looking to elevate your camping experience? Gather your friends and family for an unforgettable group camping adventure at Jellystone Park™ Tyler! Discover why camping with groups is a fantastic choice and explore the exciting activities and amenities we offer for group getaways.

Reasons to Camp with Groups

Bonding and Togetherness:

Camping with a group fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories. Whether it's sharing stories around the campfire or embarking on outdoor adventures together, camping is a great way to build group camaraderie.

Shared Experiences:

Group camping allows everyone to participate in activities and create shared experiences, from hiking and fishing to roasting marshmallows and stargazing. Jellystone Park™ Tyler has a variety of activities for groups, making us one of the best campgrounds in Texas for families!

Cost Effectiveness:

Splitting costs among group members makes camping more affordable. To learn more about how to save even more money on your stay at our East Texas campground, visit our deals page!

Fun and Entertainment:

With a group, there's never a dull moment. Enjoy games, sports, themed events, and other activities together that add excitement to your Texas camping trip.

Ways to Stay with Groups

There are several different ways to stay as a group at Jellystone Park™ Tyler. With a variety of Texas group cabins, everyone can find a place to meet their needs!

Group Cabins:

Group cabins are the perfect way to stay for those looking for a glamping experience! With three different group cabin options with unique characteristics, your group is sure to find the right fit. Here's a little more about each cabin type:

Three Bears Lodge

Looking for the convenience of home on your trip? Our Three Bears Lodge is an excellent pick for you and your loved ones! Inside, enjoy 4 private bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, AC/heat, a full kitchen, and more! This Texas group cabin offers accommodations for up to 16 campers, complete with a play room with a ping pong and foosball table! Outside, take advantage of the wrap-around porch. Book your stay and make some memories at our Texas campground!

Ranger's Retreat

East Texas glamping and a spacious retreat are what you can expect when you reserve our Ranger's Retreat! Sleeping up to 15, this Texas group cabin features a spacious living room, washer/dryer, AC/heating, and a kitchen with all the necessary appliances, a large wrap-around deck, and more! This is one of the best East Texas group cabins for making memories outside with a fenced-in backyard, patio area, charcoal grill, fire ring, and a private carport!

Boo Boo™ Bunkhouse

Wanting to be near all the action? Book our Boo Boo™ Bunkhouse! This cabin rental includes five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large patio area, fenced-in backyard, and washer and dryer. Relax in this spacious accommodation at one of the best family campgrounds in Texas! This cabin rental sleeps up to 20 people.

These East Texas group cabins come equipped with a list of amenities that will make your stay comfortable. Enjoy our cabins for large groups in Texas as you connect and create wonderful memories together! However, if you are looking to stay in separate cabins from the rest of your group, we have great luxury cabin, and even rustic cabin options! Each group will find something perfect for them at our Texas camp-resort.


The best way to book a specific accommodation and be near your friends and family is by locking in your site. This means you can pick sites near one another, while still having a bit of privacy. If you don't lock-in, there's a chance our booking system will optimize for those who want a specific site number. This means that you could be moved to a different site number - don't worry though, you'll remain in the same site type! You can lock-in your site reservation when making your booking. Enjoy your time together and see why Jellystone Park™ Tyler is one of the best family campgrounds in Texas!

Tips for Making Your Group Trip a Success

Planning and coordinating a group trip comes with a lot of intricacies, so here are a few suggestions to make sure that everyone has a great time!

Plan Activities that Each Group Member Will Enjoy:

Doing anything with a large group can be challenging as different people have different interests. Luckily, our East Texas campground has lots of activities and attractions that cater to a variety of interests! To ensure that everyone in your group has a great time, plan events and outings that each person will enjoy.

Know your Group:

Knowing your group is important when planning a group camping trip. If there are several introverts in the group, perhaps it might be best to reserve separate sites nearby to one another so that people can unwind after a day of fun events. If you are Texas camping with a very tight-knit group of extroverts, our East Texas group cabins may be the right option for you! Knowing your group can be the key to creating an enjoyable experience for everyone!

Be Flexible:

Group camping can be a breeze when you mix both planning and flexibility. Being flexible allows your group to adapt and enjoy where the days go! Embrace spontaneity and be open to adjusting your itinerary or activities based on group preferences, weather conditions, or other factors. 

Activities to Do as a Group

Jellystone Park™ Tyler has a variety of daily activities and events for groups to take part in! However, if your group is celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday, our East Texas camping resort has you covered!


Celebrate birthdays in style at Jellystone Park™ Tyler! Enjoy a bear visit that creates magical moments for the birthday guest and friends. Additionally, cakes are available for purchase at the Ranger Station, so no need to worry about the hassle of packing one!

Plan Your Group Camping Adventure

Ready to plan your group camping adventure? Jellystone Park™ Tyler offers an exceptional group camping experience that promises unforgettable memories and meaningful connections. Camping with groups not only fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories, but also offers a segue to a variety of fun and entertaining activities.


Come experience the magic of group camping at one of the best family campgrounds in East Texas, and book your stay now!