When you’ve got the itch to sleep under the stars, it’s easy to get bogged down by camping trip planning details. Thankfully you have your very own camping trip concierge in your pocket with these two awesome smart phone apps for iPhone and Android platforms.
Use These Apps for Camping Trip Planning Success
Recreation.gov Camping, by Active Network, LLC
Wherever you roam, the Recreation.gov iPhone app is a free way to find the nearest government-owned camping facilities featuring that perfect spot for your getaway.
Designate your location in the app and what type of amenities you’re looking for. Do you want electricity? Picnic tables? Restrooms? A lake?
Find all federal campgrounds with Recreation.gov’s app.
Get as specific as you want, then download the resulting map that displays the closest federal campsites, cabins, day-use areas and other sites. Once you plug in the days you want to be there, the app will tell you what’s available.
After deciding on a place to go, you can finish your camping trip planning project when the app takes you to the Recreation.gov website, where you can reserve that perfect spot. You can also call the Recreation.gov telephone reservation desk to reserve it old school style.
AllStays.com’s Camp and RV
Over 2400 five star reviews in the App Store can’t be wrong; where Recreation.gov falls short, the AllStays Camp and RV App picks up and offers dozens of features that you need for the ultimate camping trip planning success.
This app finds even more camping locations.
At $9.99 this app is worth the price for all the time it will save you when making your getaway plans. You’ll have instant access to information about over 29,000 campsites located at:
- Private parks
- National & State Forests
- National & State Parks
- County/City Parks
- Bureau of Land Management
- US Army Corps
- Military famcamps
- KOA, Good Sam, Escapees, Passport America, 1000 Trails, ROD, RPI, AOR, Coast to Coast, Elk
- Primitive hike-in/boat-in/rough road spots that other apps exclude.
Tell it where you want to go and the app will come back with a list of locations. You can filter the results by campsite type and by over 30 amenities. You can also look up local weather based on your exact location, not the nearest airport. There’s also ways to scan for upcoming road conditions, local emergencies and other important state laws you should know about.
The best part is, you don’t need Internet connectivity to use it. If you’re stuck in a remote location and need a place to stay, the app will still tell you where you can go.