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Grab Your Gear and Pop a Tent with These Camping Apps

Grab Your Gear and Pop a Tent with These Camping Apps

If you are ready to head out with your tent or RV, make sure you have the tools you need. These awesome iOS apps will help you locate a campground, find hiking trails, give you grilling ideas, and more.

Find the Perfect Spot

When you are ready to start planning your next camping trip, these campground finders can help you find the ideal site.

Camp & RV - Tent Camping to RV Parks

Camp & RV - Tent Camping to RV Parks

Allstays LLC

Camp & RV - Tent Camping to RV Parks

For those interested in a campground locator that provides rest area, fuel, and repair spots.

Camp & RV from Allstays LLC provides a simple way to find the campground that’s right for your next outdoor adventure. The app includes filters for finding the perfect spot, whether it be for tent or RV camping. You can also check out rest area locations, parking lots, and repair centers.

Why we love it

For finding your ultimate campground, Camp & RV is the way to go.

USFS and BLM Campgrounds

USFS and BLM Campgrounds

William Modesitt

USFS and BLM Campgrounds

For those interested in a campground locator that provides offline maps.

USFS and BLM Campgrounds offers 5,800 campgrounds provided by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). You will also find photos, local weather, and offline maps. Search, explore, and save your favorites with this handy campground locator.

Why we love it

USFS and BLM Campgrounds helps you find just the right campground.

Camp and Tent

Find campgrounds with tent, RV, or both types of sites in the U.S. and Canada.

Camp and Tent

Pick a state, type, and city

For those who like campground finders with tons of details and tent only site options.

Camp and Tent is a great tool for finding campgrounds across the U.S. as well as Canada. With tons of filter options, you can find the exact type of site you want. The app also includes maps, reviews, weather, and ratings, along with campground details, in one handy app.

Why we love it

Camp and Tent has a nice variety of features, filters, and details for finding the ideal campground for your trip.

Trek the Trails

If you and your family enjoy brisk hiking journeys on your camping trips, then apps that shows you the details before you go are handy and helpful.

Find your way
Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Trails for Offline Hiking

Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Trails for Offline Hiking


To you, it may be pricey, but to many who utilize it, this navigation instrument is priceless. That's because, in addition to the common option of satellite imagery, Gaia offers dozens of map overlays showing terrain, weather radar, parks, trails, hotels, national monuments, and other important points of interest. Better yet, these enhancements are downloadable for an area of your own selection, thus reducing the possibility of filling your iDevice’s precious storage space with irrelevant data. Lastly, a subscription to GaiaPro allows offline caching and opacity selection of multiple map layers, custom waypoint images, trip planning, and more.

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Map My Hike+ - GPS Hiking Tracker & Trail Finder
Map My Hike+ - GPS Hiking Tracker & Trail Finder

Map My Hike+ - GPS Hiking Tracker & Trail Finder

Under Armour

Track and map every hike with MapMyHike+. For every mile you go, you’ll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. Discover new workout routes and save or share your favorites, and get inspired to reach new hiking goals with a 40 million member strong community of athletes. Whether you’re a beginner on your first long hike or a pro, you’ll find the features and tools you need to stay on track and motivated along the way.

- Get audio feedback on every GPS-tracked hike and view the route you took on the map.
- Choose from over 600 different sports to keep a full log of all your activities.
- Use the Routes feature to find nearby places to hike, save your favorite paths, add new ones and share them with others.
- Enjoy an ad-free experience with MapMyHike+ and have no distractions to your training.

- Gain in-depth insights on every workout, with detailed stats including pace, distance, duration, calorie burn, elevation, and more.
- Keep an eye on your progress by reviewing your previous workouts.
- Set personal goals and adjust them as you improve with each hike.

- Let your shoes do the tracking - SpeedForm® Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Shoes automatically track your activity and sync your data with your MapMyHike+ app.
- Sync your data with the hottest apps and wearables, including Garmin, Fitbit, Jawbone, and hundreds more.
- Take control of your nutrition by connecting with MyFitnessPal for a comprehensive look at your calorie intake and burn.

- Stay up-to-date with friends and motivate each other.
- Share your workouts through Facebook and Twitter.
- Join Challenges to compete with others, climb the leaderboard, and win awesome prizes.

- Reach your hiking goal with a personal training plan which adapts dynamically to your fitness level as you improve.
- Monitor and analyze your Heart Rate zones to adjust your training based on your goal.
- Create custom splits based on the distance you want to track.
- Access additional premium features on

If you upgrade to a premium MVP subscription, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The monthly subscription costs USD 5.99 per month, while the yearly subscription costs USD 29.99 per year, or USD 2.50 per month. Your subscription renews automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. There is no increase in cost when renewing.

Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Once purchased, the current period cannot be canceled. Any unused portion of a free trial period is forfeited if you choose to purchase a premium subscription to MVP.

Find the full terms and conditions and our privacy policy at and respectively.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

MapMyHike+ is powered by Under Armour Connected Fitness – the world’s largest health and fitness community. The complete suite of Under Armour apps, built to empower healthy and active lifestyles, includes UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo, and MyFitnessPal.

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Guthook's Pacific Crest Trail Guide
Guthook's Pacific Crest Trail Guide

Guthook's Pacific Crest Trail Guide

Guthook Hikes, LLC

Take the information of a guidebook and map set for the Pacific Crest Trail in a simple and easy to use app for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Guthook's Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail is a tool that no hiker on the Pacific Crest (day hiker or thru-hiker) should be without.

The app shows your location on a map of the PCT, along with the trail itself, and hundreds of waypoints. If you're searching for a particular location, simply search the list of waypoints by trail section, by popular locations, or by name. Don't want to use your Internet connection or GPS? No problem. Hundreds of waypoints have attached photos, so you can get a sense of where you are by matching up the app's photos with what you see on the trail.

This app is a combination of the five previously released PCT Guide apps, with the first 40 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail free, and paid upgrades for adding the five larger sections of the trail.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Guthook's TRT Guide
Guthook's TRT Guide

Guthook's TRT Guide

Guthook Hikes, LLC

Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker is a smartphone guide for your hike or mountain bike ride on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker use a combination of your phone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Apple Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. No phone service? Not a problem -- your phone's GPS pinpoints your location on top of topo maps downloaded as part of the app.

The trail is color coded according to allowed use for hikers, horses and bikers. An elevation profile of the Tahoe Rim Trail is displayed in the Profile tab of the app. It shows you the elevation of the trail plotted against distance along with your current location on the trail.

Over 500 waypoints along the 173-mile Tahoe Rim Trail are displayed both on the map and in the "Guide" tab of the app. (The free demo has 56 waypoints along 20.3 miles.) A Trail Register allows you to post comments about any waypoint and view other hikers' comments. This feature can be helpful, for instance, to obtain information about upcoming water sources.

The types of waypoints in the full version of the app include:
-->Trailheads and parking information
-->Water sources (including the reliability of each water source)
-->Tenting sites/camping sites
-->Lake Tahoe views and other views
-->Trail junctions
-->Picnic areas, campgrounds
-->Paved and dirt roads
-->Other Landmarks
-->Restaurants, stores, lodging
There are also markers on the map every mile of the trail track.

Clicking on a waypoint on either the Map or in the Guide opens a detail page for the waypoint, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, photographs of the waypoint, distance to the next reliable water source, a Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike.

About the Tahoe Rim Trail: The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 173-mile trail that circles beautiful Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The trail passes through California (113.5 miles) and Nevada (59.5 miles). 50 miles of the trail overlap the Pacific Crest Trail and 31 miles overlap the Tahoe-Yosemite Trail. The trail is broken into 8 sections, ranging from 17 miles to 32 miles each. Many hikers complete the entire Tahoe Rim Trail all at once while others complete the trail section by section. Countless others enjoy day-hiking and mountain biking the trail.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Let’s Get Ready to Camp

Before you head out on your camping excursion, make sure you have everything you need. Plan, pack, and prepare with a handy tool.

Pro Camping Planner

Pro Camping Planner


For those who want a camping planner with list, budget and map features.

Pro Camping Planner is an all-inclusive app for your camping trip. It offers lists for campers in your group and packing, a planning section for trip details, real-time budget tracking, and a timeline for your adventure. The packing list feature offers nine templates for different types of trips such as backpacks, bags, and cars. It’s easy, handy, and a great planner for your outdoor excursion.

Why we love it

Pro Camping Planner packs in everything you need for your camping trip. From packing to budgeting to a timeline, this is a full-featured planning tool.

Cook Up a Camping Special

Cookbooks designed specifically for campers give you simple yet tasty options for your adventure in the great outdoors.

Be Prepared for Emergencies

There are plenty of dangers to stay aware of when you are camping in the wilderness. Be prepared before you go with first aid apps that can be real life-savers.

First Aid by American Red Cross

Who better to assist you in a medical emergency than the American Red Cross?

First Aid by American Red Cross

Easy app navigation

For those who want a reputable and reliable first aid mobile app.

First Aid by American Red Cross is a great app to have in your pocket. With written details, images, and videos, you will know exactly what to do in an emergency. The app also provides information about preparing for natural disasters, includes quizzes to test your first aid knowledge, and lets you find the closest hospital. You can also dial 911 directly from the app if needed.

Why we love it

If you need an app that shows you what to do in a medical emergency, then First Aid by American Red Cross is the one you want.

Grill a Great Meal

There is no better meal when you are camping outdoors then a tasty dish cooked on the grill. These apps will give you delicious BBQ and grilling ideas.



Innovating Solutions LLC

The Tappecue App works in conjunction with the Tappecue Temperature monitor unit to revolutionize the cooking experience through real-time online social cooking. Monitor yours, your friend’s and/or family’s smoking session and show up when the meat is done or give them a call or run back home when a temperature has gone astray. Never under/overcook your food again because the Tappecue App will alert you when your meat is done and when your chamber temperature has gone out of its range. Be an expert chef and impress all your friends because with Tappecue – you’ll always be one tap away from your barbecue. The Tappecue System comes with many features:
—Monitor multiple Tappecues from Anywhere (iPhone/iPod Touch with software iOS 7.x or above).
—Alerting Functionality for user(s).
—Unlimited Power for those long eight hour smokes.
—Four Meat/Chamber Probes.
—Guest Mode Functionality allows multiple users to view your temperatures and receive alerts.
—View your session graph inside the app.
—Gather Analytical Data (you can graph temperatures in excel).
—Expert in a Box
—Preset temperatures for different meats
—Add different meat types
Be a part of the social cooking revolution by purchasing your own Tappecue at
System Requirements
You are required to have the following to use the Tappecue Temperature Monitoring System:
• A Tappecue unit that can be purchased from
• An Internet enabled smart device – iPhone/iPod Touch. (although you may still look at the temperatures on the actual device LCD Panel),
• Wi-Fi Router or Mobile Hotspot,
• Grill/Smoker/Oven/stovetop/any source of heat,
• Access to a desktop/laptop Windows XP or above or Mac OS 10.9.5 and above installed to set up the Wi-Fi on the Tappecue (this is only required during initial set up and/or when you wish to change the router).
Contact [email protected] if you are unsure if Tappecue is the right solution for you.

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Tie up the Loose Ends

Whether you plan to tie down a structure or head out on a boat on your camping adventure, make sure you know which knots you need for land and water and also how to tie them.

What Knot To Do

For camping, fishing, or boating, know which knot you need and how to tie it.

What Knot To Do

Pick a category and choose your knot

For those who want instructions for tying knots correctly.

When you need to tie a knot, What Knot To Do shows you how. With simple navigation, you just select a category such as camping or boating and pick your knot. If you are not sure which one you need, check the glossary. And, when you are ready, you can easily follow the step-by-step instructions to tie that perfect knot.

Why we love it

Find the correct type of knot for your activity and learn how to tie it with What Knot To Do. Whatever your next great outdoor adventure; this app has the knot for you.

Animated Knots by Grog

Animated Knots by Grog

Grog LLC

Animated Knots by Grog

For those who want to learn to tie knots with animated tutorials.

Animated Knots by Grog from Outside Magazine is a terrific source for your knot-tying needs. You can view step-by-step photo animations, making learning simple. The app includes an enormous variety of options from a barrel hitch to a sheepshank to a water knot. Whatever knot you want, you’ll get with Animated Knots by Grog.

Why we love it

For the easiest way to learn to tie knots, Animated Knots by Grog has easy instructions and detailed information.