If you’re looking for free or low-cost campgrounds or enjoy boondocking out in the wild, this is the app for you. It features over 9,700 free camping locations and over 3,800 that are less than $10! Our filters allow you to find them very easily. Overall, our app includes more than 27,000 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 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.

Download many NPS PDF maps as well as some TOPO maps. The PDF Maps greatly enhance your camping experience, and can even be viewed when offline.

Import routes from a GPX file. This makes it much easier locating campgrounds near the route you're traveling.

Current statistics:
26,719 total campsites.
Over 4,000 of the campsites are FREE!
Over 6,000 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. For more info click the Support button or visit

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.

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.

There is also a Macintosh version with a similar name, available from the Mac App Store.

What's New

Version 2.5.4

Fixed a bug that prevented caching non-Apple maps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

458 Ratings

458 Ratings

Saved me so many times!


Thank the HEAVENS for this app! So nice to have the ability to filter and it gives you ALL the info you could ask for in the description.

This app has def saved me many times when I was in a pinch, and losing light!

I almost don’t want to share this app because it has the best sites on it 🙌🏼😂



Absolutely the best. This app has been a lifesaver on the road, and the best and most helpful site for planning a road trip. It eliminates the need to make individual searches by city, state, and federal campgrounds. I swear by it.

Helpful app

Traveling MK

Just started using this app on current trip. It is very helpful. Only issue so far is that I cannot enter info to narrow my area of search, just have to expand or contact and move the map.

Developer Response

Thank you for your review. Have you looked at the filters? The filters allow you to show only the type of campground you're interested in, for example, only free campgrounds. We also recommend you take at a look at the “Tips on Using iOS app” article on our website. If you still need assistance please contact us.


William Modesitt
17.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Modesitt Software


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