If you’re looking for free or low-cost campgrounds or enjoy boondocking out in the wild, this is the app for you. Our filters allow you to find them very easily. Overall, our app includes over 41,490 public camping sites – no other app comes close. NOTE THAT THIS APP DOES *NOT* INCLUDE PRIVATE/COMMERCIAL CAMPGROUNDS, ONLY PUBLIC. The Ultimate Public Campgrounds app is dedicated to presenting information about publicly-owned, non-commercial campgrounds across the entire United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. In this app you will find facilities ranging from full-service campgrounds at state parks and Corps of Engineers parks to remote boondocking and back-packing locations with no facilities or services. It is based on data from the web-based Ultimate US Public Campground Project http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com. Included are US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, Pacific Crest Trail, state parks and other state facilities, county and regional parks, municipal parks, utility company facilities, Indian reservations, military, Tennessee Valley Authority, non-profit (museums and conservation groups) and a handful of miscellaneous locations. Import routes from a GPX file. This makes it much easier locating campgrounds near the route you're traveling. Current statistics: Over 41,490 total campsites. Over 21,600 of the campsites are FREE! Over 25,850 of the campsites are $10 or under! An updated database for this app is available approximately every month so you have the most recent and up-to-date information available. This app is intended for everyone regardless of their camping interests - it can be filtered by the facility owner, such as Forest Service or county. Users can also filter on camping preference, such as Tent, RV or Back-Country, elevation, fee, showers, and more. Mark locations as your "favorite." Tapping on a campground location on the map shows available information about each location such as total number of camp sites, number of RV sites, number of electric hookups, whether there are showers and/or an RV dump station, fees, nearest town, phone number, elevation and web site. Of course the app can only show what information that can be discovered for each location. Send location data directly to our Road Trip Planner app. Cache non-Apple maps to disc for offline viewing. INTERNET NOT REQUIRED. While this app works best with Internet access, it is not required as the campground data is embedded within the app. Some supplemental services do require Internet access but this does not detract from the overall usefulness of the app. Note that this app does NOT contain information on commercial campgrounds. Also note that military campgrounds are included because they are government-owned, but in most cases their use is limited to active-duty and retired military personnel. In an effort to continually improve the accuracy of the data, users are encouraged to use the feedback function on the Ultimate Campgrounds web site or the email function within the app to submit corrections, additions and suggestions.
We use this app both when planning a trip and when we are on the road and looking for a place to stay overnight. Very helpful.
This app is great. It populates the campgrounds closest to you and makes finding one, especially at the last minute, an easy task. This app works great and gives you the closest off grid camp sites.
Not bad, but missing several campgrounds. For instance, I’m near Crystal Springs Florida, and this app fails to list Family Farm Hip Camp, and Rock Crusher campgrounds.
We use Ultimate Public CG app virtually everyday on our cross-country trips. Thanks.
I love the website, but I don’t want to lug a huge screen around with me. The app fits on my phone (and my iPad) and has all the same data. I wasn’t kidding about the tutorial. And I found it finally, right where it should be on the Home Screen. Who knew there are so many filters they take up more than a page. (Not me)! Great app and worth the investment. Unless you prefer to stay home.
It’s a great app, however the inability to download segments of map (maybe with open street map) for offline use severely limits the backcountry use for finding dispersed sites. You can make a plan for a site, but there is a risk it could be occupied so being able to continue your search when without service would be great! It seems the app already downloads the waypoints, just no map to view them on (unless you managed to cache enough of the region, though this isn’t always super reliable).
I seriously love this app so much! I think I have tried every campground app out there to find FREE campsites. iOverlander, Allstays, FreeRoam, Sekr, harvest hosts , freecampsites.net, Campendium, the Dyrt, etc. I was paranoid about being able to find free camp sites so downloaded ALL the apps. If you are looking for FREE campsites on public lands, this is the app for you!!! I have been living in my van for a month now and keep coming back to this app. When I add free + RV filters I get consistently more campsites through this app than other apps!!! I have found so many hidden gem beautiful spots that aren’t on the other apps. I am personally not a fan of “camping” in random parking lots or rest stops where I am nervous to get “the knock,” unsure if I can camp there. With ultimate campgrounds I know I am good!! I also LOVE how this app gives the distance to the site in TIME instead of miles because that is a much more understandable metric to me when I am finding a spot for the night. The only thing I wish this app had was reviews on the sites and more photos other than satellite. Usually I cross reference with other apps/ Google the site or just take a chance and the spots are very nice.
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This app only shows public campgrounds, so the map is not cluttered up with private RV parks. I use the Good Sam app for those. The UC app filter allows me to choose the type of campsites I want to see on the map: municipal, county, state, federal, etc. And the price I am seeking: free, $1-10, $11-20, etc. I can also filter campsites by the amenities. The app makes it easy to find the details for each campground with a satellite view. I oftentimes seek a free campsite in a primitive setting, so this app is very convenient.
Back to traveling with a small camper and I was so glad that this app is still being consistently updated. Public campgrounds are my first choice and this app is my go-to for finding them. It provides basic info and mapping even without cell service and if I’m online the inclusion of satellite picture and weather forecast really assist decision making. If I find an incorrect or expired web link and submit the error, a real person responds within a day or two! I can’t recommend this highly enough for anyone on the road looking for something other than RV “resorts” i.e. parking lots with amenities. This country has so many beautiful public spaces. Enjoy them!