Ozark Trail 20-Person 4-Room Cabin Tent, with 3 Separate Entrances

The Ozark Trail 20-Person 4-Room Cabin Tent, with 3 Separate Entrances is a gigantic 25’ X 21’6” tent that’s ready to shelter you and nineteen of your closest buddies on your next glamping adventure.  The eye-popping price point will leave you with many reasons to like this entry-level tent.

Three room dividers and three separate entrances provide a great deal of privacy.

Eight windows and a removable roof rainfly provide ample opportunities for ventilation and nighttime stargazing.  

Comfort and Space

Two men and a woman sit in camping chairs near the Ozark Trail 20-Person 4-Room Cabin Tent

Floor Space

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tents’ overall layout is a 25’ x 21’6” (762 x 655 cm) “Y” shape.  

Exterior rooms

The exterior rooms are each approximately 8’4” x 7’3” (254 x 221 cm) equalling 60 ft² (5.6 m²).

Common area

The center common area is accessible to each exterior room.  The common area is approximately 7’3” x 7’3” (221 x 221 cm) equalling 52.6ft² (4.9 m²)

Total floor space

The total floor space of the entire tent is 283ft² (26.3m²).

Twelve adults can fit comfortably into the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent.  A tent like this practically begs for interior furniture, like a cot, bunk beds, couch, or even a queen-sized air mattress.  Most campers revel in the spaciousness of the tent and load it up with camping furniture rather than attempt to stuff twenty campers into the tent.  

Head Room

The Interior Peak Height (IPH) in the Common Area is 6’11” (211 cm) and 5’5” (165 cm) in the Exterior Rooms. Insider tip: Use one of the room partitions as a screen and use a screen projector to display your favorite camping show! 

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Separate Entrances and two Removable Room Dividers is a Cabin style tent with multiple rooms. Cabin-style tents are great for privacy, and floor space.  A cabin-stye tent is a perfect place to hang out on a rainy day.

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Doors and Vestibules

One primary door with a protected entryway and two additional extry or exit doorways allow different groups of campers to utilize different entrances and maximize their privacy.  

Primary Entrance

The Primary protected entryway is located at the base of the “Y” and has a small mud flap. Many users tuck the mud mat under the tent and place a small foot wiping rug in this location. The E-Port access point is located to the left of the Primary Entrance. 

Secondary Entrances

There are two secondary entrances located on the upper left and right the “Y”.  The secondary entrances do not have a protected entryway or E-Port.  

Doorway sizes

Each doorway is “D” shaped and is approximately 4’ x 5’ (122 x 152 cm).  


The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent lacks a vestibule.  You’ll need to store extra gear in your automobile or inside the tent.


There are multiple storage options inside the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent.  

  • Four hanging three-section pockets are a good size for paper maps, snack food, or crushable items. 
  • Four Wall pockets offer good ground-level access for cell phones, E-Readers, or other small electronics. 
  • Hanging Media Pocket with adjustable straps allows for group media playback 
  • Two sectional Gear Hammocks for storage of lanterns, eyeglasses, or other items that you want to keep off the tent floor. 
A hanging three-section pocket inside the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Separate Entrances
A wall pocket inside the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Separate Entrances
A hanging media pocket with adjustable straps and a room divider inside the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Separate Entrances

Ten to twelve campers will find ample room around the tent’s interior periphery for dry gear storage. 

Breathability and Ventilation 

Removing the rainfly reveals a No-See-Um mesh ceiling and allows breathability.  Five-panel windows and three-door windows provide cross ventilation. 

The lack of low-level ventilation ports is something to be aware of in high humidity situations.  Moisture will condense on the interior of the tent. You’ll be best served to leave the windows unzipped to maximize the cross breeze. 

Ventilation Features

Center windows

There are three U-shaped Poly Mesh no-see-um mesh windows located in the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tents’ hexagon-shaped center common area.  Each window is approximately 2’6” x 4’ (76  x 122 cm) and has an interior zippable flap to allow cross ventilation through the tent.  These windows allow ventilation in the center of the tent when privacy screens are installed.

Exterior Doorways

Three exterior doorways contain no-see-um mesh windows that are approximately 3’6” x 4’ (107 x 122 cm) in size.   Each doorway window may be zippered open, or the entire doorway may be tied back, to allow cross ventilation.

Primary Entrance Windows

Two no-see-um mesh windows 3’6” x 4’ (107 x 122 cm) are located adjacent to the Primary Entrance.

Breathability and ventilation features of the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Separate Entrances

Weather Resistance

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent is a gigantic warm weather Glamping tent that’s designed for fair weather camping in mind.  A tent at this price point is best suited to moderate temperatures and minimal wind and rain.

Wind resistance 

Space, and the privacy that comes with lots of floor space, are great things to consider when looking at a cabin tent.  Cabin tents have sheer walls to maximize the interior camping space.  

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent is one of the largest and lightest tents that you can purchase.  Tall and light aren’t necessarily your best friends in windy conditions.  A tall, multi-directional tent has a great deal of surface area for the wind to capture. We suggest that you don’t plan to use this tent in windy conditions.  

Rain resistance 

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent is manufactured from recycled Polyester Taffeta with a thread count of 185 and hydrostatic water resistance value of 600mm.  Ozark Trail recommends applying seam sealer to the interior seams to improve the water resistance of the tent.  

A 600mm hydrostatic head value of 600mm is quite light for a tent.  Generally, a value of 1000+ is quite common for the tent and the rainfly.  The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent is simply too large to recommend additional weather resistance treatment to the tent and main body.  We recommend camping in the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent when there’s minimal or no rain in the forecast. 


The removable rainfly seams were taped for water resistance at the Ozark factory.  The rainfly covers the tent ceiling.  The rainfly doesn’t cover the entryways.  User reviews indicate moderate to severe rain encroachment via the unprotected entryways and windows.


The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent has an eyebrow-raising number of user reviews indicating snapped or shattered poles and the tent fabric tearing.  Four and five-star user reviews also indicate that satisfied customers are also experiencing challenges with the fiberglass tent poles. The majority of the user reviews tend to leave us viewing the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent as a purchase that will last one, and perhaps two, camping seasons before requiring replacement. 

Tent Floor

The tent floor is Polyethylene.  If you’re considering adding heavier furniture on the inside of the tent, like bunk beds or tables and chairs, we recommend adding interior rugs or an additional tarp underneath the tent.  


The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent has twenty fiberglass and steel poles that are both color-coded and preconnected.

Components of the Ozark Trail 20-Person 4-Room Cabin Tent with 3 Separate Entrances

Ease of Use

A tent that’s large enough to have a party inside requires a friend or two to help with the setup.  User reviews indicate setup times between twenty and sixty minutes. 

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent is an external frame tent with a gigantic footprint.  This isn’t the tent to take weekend campground camping on the spur of the moment without a bit of site survey work ahead of time. We recommend a tent site that’s at least 30’ x 30’ (9.1 m x 9.1 m) in size. A larger camping site will give you room to run the Guy lines to their maximum distance from the tent and increase tent stability.  

How to Set up the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent

  • Place the tent on the ground and stretch it out. Orient the tent entrance to your preference.  Open the door zippers to allow airflow as you raise the tent.
  • Stake down the six corners of the tent.  Set the stakes at a 45-degree angle. Pull the tent floor even and snug
  • Extend the twelve pre-connected fiberglass poles.
    • The three poles of equal length are the main roof poles.  
    • The two longest poles are the side room poles.
    • The six equal distance poles are the roof eaves poles
    • Shortest pole is the front entry roof pole
  • Insert the three main roof poles through the red pole sleeves at the center of the top of the tent.  
  • Gently flex the fiberglass poles and insert the roof poles into the eave joints
  • Thread the eave poles through the grey sleeves on the edge of the tent
  • Insert the eave poles into all six of the eave joints.  Verify that the fiberglass poles are entirely inserted in the eave joints.
  • Insert the end of one of the steel poles into the opening at the eave plastic connection hub and connect, place the other end of the pole into the corresponding pin at the base of the tent. Repeat the process on the remaining five steel poles. 
  • Locate the red poles sleeves and insert the side room poles through them. 
  • Flex the poles into an arch and connect them at the base of the tent. Click the plastic hooks onto the frame. 
  • Insert the front entry fiberglass poles through the grey sleeve
  • Slide the Factory bent steel entry upright poles onto the front entry point at the base of the entryway. Repeat on the other side of the tent. 
  • Unfold and drape the rainfly over the primary tent entrance. Extend the fly over the entire tent ceiling.  The dark grey edge of the rainfly should be aligned with the grey edge of the Primary Entrance doorway.
  • Connect the rainfly to the tent with the pre-attached Velcro straps.  
  • The rainfly has preattached Guy lines that should be extended and staked into the ground. 
  • Adjust the Guy line sliders to increase tension on the Guy lines. 

Packed Size and Weight

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent weighs 50.1 lbs (22.7 kg)

The Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent packed size is  28” x 14.25” x 14.25” (71 x 36 x 36 cm). This is a very reasonable packed space considering the size of the tent!

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Packed size of the Ozark Trail 20-Person Cabin Tent with 3 Separate Entrances

Pros and Cons


  • Enormous amount of space 
  • Separate rooms
  • No-See-Um mesh ceiling
  • Lots of hanging storage
  • Reasonable packed size


  • Poor rain protection
  • Fiberglass pole durability
  • Lack of lower vent ports 
  • Complicated setup


Comfort and Space9/10
Weather Resistance6/10
Ease of Setup6/10
Size and Weight7/10
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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