Ozark Trail 10 Person 3 Room Tent

The Ozark Trail 10 Person 3 Room tent is a large 3-season tent featuring three separate rooms for family camping. Testing has shown that it holds up well to inclement weather, and is a comparably sturdy tent for its size and price tag.

Comfort and Space

A man and a woman relax inside the spacious Ozark Trail 10 Person 3 Room Tent

One of the most important aspects of a tent is ensuring your family and/or friends will be comfortable. It needs to sleep everyone you hope, prevent leaks throughout the tent, and have proper ventilation so you’re not sleeping in a sauna!

Here’s how the Ozark Trail 10-person tent rates in comfort and space:

Floor Space

This tent features a large rectangular interior, which measures 20 ft. x 11 ft. (6.1 m x 3.35 m) for a total area of 184 sq. ft. (17 sqm) – enough space for up to three queen air mattresses.

The Ozark Trail 10-person tent can realistically sleep 7 or 8 campers comfortably, especially with kids. Fitting in 10 people would be stretching it – and you probably wouldn’t want to have 10 adults inside at once.

Head/Shoulder room

Head room of the Ozark Trail 10 Person 3 Room Tent

The center height of the Ozark Trail 10-Person Tent measures 78 inches (6’6”, or 198 cm) – enough for all but the tallest campers to stand upright.

In the center room, multiple adults can stand up comfortably. The rooms on each side taper down to approximately 5ft tall, so you’ll need to crouch when you’re in a side room.


The Ozark Trail 10-person tent features three rooms – one in the center and two on each side. These tooms are separated by removable partitions that add some privacy – but aren’t too substantial.

The partition clips up in each corner, which creates some gaps on the top, bottom, and sides. If you’re looking for a tent with fully private rooms that are zip-closed, this probably isn’t the tent for you.

A wall mesh pocket inside the Ozark Trail 10 Person 3 Room Tent.

There are two mesh pockets in the corner of each room for holding small items like a phone or wallet, and a window in each of the rooms.

Breathability and Ventilation

This Ozark Trail tent has plenty of options for ventilation for warm and humid days. There are four vents, five windows, and lots of mesh for good airflow throughout. 

The vents are located in the central room, with two on the front and two in the back of the tent. They’re located near the floor, so you can keep them open without letting light in if you want to keep your windows closed at night. 

The five windows are located throughout the tent: two windows in the front, one in each room, and one large window in the back. 

The top of the tent is entirely mesh fabric, so you’ll want to have the rainfly on at all times unless you’re very confident it’s not going to rain. This can be nice for warm summer nights of stargazing if you’re sure the weather will hold!

There is also a covered porch that can be set up using the door cover and additional poles. Unfortunately, this cover can get in the way of entering/exiting the tent if you don’t use the poles to set up the porch. 

There is also a convenient zippered storage area for muddy shoes or other items that you want to leave outside, and a mud mat to keep the inside of your tent clean and dry.

Weather Resistance

The Ozark Trail 3-room tent has several features to help it hold up in harsher weather – but we wouldn’t take it snow-camping. Seam tape runs along the lower walls and rainfly seams to provide waterproofing, and a series of guylines provide wind resistance.

Some users report staying dry in consistent heavy rain and up to 45mph winds. The tent also has several options for keeping dirt and mud outside, such as the mud mat and storage area for shoes. 

Note, however, that mesh is used for the entirety of the ceiling, so you absolutely need the rainfly to keep water out. 


Ozark Trail is a budget brand, and as such this 10-person, 3-room tent uses lower-quality materials than other brands. Fiberglass poles are used for the external frame, the body and rainfly are waterproof polyester taffeta, the floor is polyethylene tarp, and mesh is used for the windows and canopy.  

These materials are fairly standard for budget tents of this type, and you should expect them to hold up well under moderate use. 

The fiberglass poles and plastic molds for the frame are heavier and less durable than aluminum alternatives, but are pretty standard for this kind of tent. These materials should last well if you only camp a few times per year and aren’t planning on putting hard wear and tear on the tent.

Ease of Use

It’s important to be able to set up your tent quickly – and the Ozark Trail 10-person tent checks the box in that category. This tent can easily be set up with two people in 20 minutes or less. It might take you a bit longer if it’s your first time setting it up, but after practicing once or twice this tent will go up like a breeze. 

It comes with 10 poles, 10 guylines, and 24 stakes. That seems like a lot, but the pre-attached plastic corner molds make identifying the right poles and connecting the external frame fast and easy.

Ozark Trail 10-person 3 Room Tent components

If there’s ever a chance of inclement weather, you’ll want to attach the rainfly, which clips onto the poles and can be tied down with stakes. The mesh roof definitely won’t keep you dry without the rainfly – so be sure to set this up!

Packed Size and Weight

This is a large tent, so it’s probably not something you’ll want to be hiking far with. The Ozark Trail 10-person tent can fit in the back of any car with a packed size of 27 in. x 10.5 in. x 10.5 in. (68.5 cm x 26.6 cm x 26.6 cm). For a tent of its size, this packs up well and won’t take up too much space in the garage.

Together with its carrying bag, it weighs a whopping 29.2 lbs. (13.25 kg) – so keep your campsite close unless you’re looking for a workout. 

Ozark Trail 10-person 3 Room Tent packed size

Pros and Cons


  • Reasonably priced for a tent of its size
  • Can sleep large families with several small children
  • Spacious for even tall campers
  • Decent waterproofing, no reports of leaks
  • Well ventilated and suitable for a variety of weather conditions
  • Easy to set up, even for inexperienced campers
  • Lots of options for storage and gear


  • Less durable materials than higher-end models
  • Rooms are only divided by a hanging material with gaps around it 
  • Heavy and bulky – don’t expect to lug it around much
  • Lots of mesh used throughout – which can lead to tears and potential leaks
  • Porch/door cover is awkward if not set up as a porch


Comfort and Space9
Weather Resistance7
Ease of Setup9
Size and Weight5

Related Questions/FAQ

Is the Ozark Trail 10 person tent waterproof? Do they leak?

Most users don’t report any issues with leaks with this tent. The majority of issues with leaks occur from heavy use and/or improper setup. The rainfly is essential to prevent leak

Are Ozark Trail tents good?

Ozark Trail tents are budget brands – so if you’re looking for something to camp with that won’t break the bank, they’re a good option. Materials are likely to be on the cheaper side, so they may degrade over time.

Is Ozark Trail a Walmart brand?

Yes, Ozark Trail tents are manufactured by Walmart, but they can be found in a variety of stores.

How big should my tent be?

The size manufacturers state on most tents is usually the max capacity of people sleeping side-by-side. Most families will be more comfortable with a tent with a max capacity that is 2 or 3 people larger than they plan to camp with, to have room for gear and to move around.

Alex Buchnev

Alex Buchnev

Alex loves kayaking, fishing, and all things outdoors. When he's not out there in the wild, he's probably typing away at his laptop or trying to be the world's best father for his two lovely daughters.

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