What Is The Best Family Tent?

Going car camping is one the best ways to spend your vacation time with your family. It is affordable and it is a great way to experience all the great outdoors has to offer. One of the essential items of gear you’ll want to take with you is a family tent for somewhere to sleep at night and shelter from the elements.

Here are the best family tents:

Eureka! Copper Canyon 8

Eureka has been making tents for a very long time. The Eureka Copper Canyon has been one of their most popular styles of tent. This model sleeps 8 but they also have one in the range that can sleep 12. This is a well-made tent and will last for many seasons


  • Vertical walls with headroom of 87 inches
  • 2 doors for easy access6 windows for good ventilation
  • No see um mesh to keep the bugs out
  • Very easy to set up
  • Provides good protection from the rain


  • Floor is thin – you’ll need to put a tarp or ground cover underneath it.
  • It is very heavy and weighs 37 lbs

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Coleman Red Canyon 17-Foot by 10-Foot 8-Person Modified Dome Tent

The Coleman Red Canyon is a large family tent and is one of the most popular and affordable large tents for car camping. It comes with room dividers so you can split tent into 3 rooms for some privacy. Coleman has been making tents for a very long time


  • Set Up time is 30 minutes
  • Headroom is 75 inches in the center of the tent
  • Good tent for summer use
  • Very affordable priced


  • It weighs just over 24 lbs
  • Zipper is fiddly

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3 Responses to “What Is The Best Family Tent?”

  • Happy Camper on September 24, 2012

    Since you are going to be car camping, weight should not be an issue here. I have used this tent. It has been the best one I have had. I have owned five. The only issues I have with it is the zipper, which has been mentioned, and the door opening height. It seemed to be a little low in view of having to step on or over the threshold.

    • Paul on September 24, 2012

      Thanks for this happy camper you make a good point about the door opening height. I appreciate comments.

  • Derek Fountaine on June 17, 2013

    We own the Eureka Copper Canyon and just love it. It’s a palace. More then enough room for the four of us.

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