The Ultimate Campground Project app shows publicly-owned, non-commercial campgrounds across the entire United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. In this app you will find campgrounds ranging from full-service locations 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 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. NOTE THAT THIS APP DOES *NOT* INCLUDE PRIVATE/COMMERCIAL CAMPGROUNDS, ONLY PUBLIC.
Over 35,000 total campsites.
Over 16,000 of the campsites are FREE!
Over 20,000 of the campsites are $10 or under!
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, or even if it has showers or not. Mark locations as your "favorite." Get driving directions to the campground.
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.
Clicking 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, web site and more. Read and leave reviews. Of course the app can only show what information that can be discovered for each location.
Choose between Apple Maps, OpenStreet Maps and other maps.
Note that this app does NOT contain information on commercial campgrounds such as KOAs. Military campgrounds are included because they are government-owned, but in most cases their use is limited to active-duty and retired military personnel.
Send the location data to our Road Trip Planner app to help you plan your next camping trip!
Import routes from a GPX file.
Easily search the Internet for more info on each location as well as download public Flickr images that are geotagged as near the location.
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.
This app is functionally similar to the iPhone / iPad app with the same name.
Moved reviews to bottom of detail view to make them easier to view.
Ratings and Reviews
Too much missing to be a good source.
I was searching for camping places around San Antonio and areas west of town. I’d read up on 7 or 8 places in the area between Castroville and Boerne and was hoping for more detail from this App. Unless I’m doing something wrong, this App didn’t have ANY of these campgrounds in their database at all! I started out with ALLSTAYS Camp & RV App and suggest you use that too, instead of this one; its Free and much more complete. Just read that this app only includes Public Camps, I guess that means government owned, and not privately owned Campgrounds where the public might want to camp. I took it to mean anywhere the Public could camp, but I was wrong. In the area I was searching, there is at least one State Park missing from this App, but it isn’t much of a campground anyway. But, I see no need for an App that doesn’t include every campground that I might want to use, whether it be Public or Privately owned. When you need a place to park your rig, you don’t often care who owns it and often not even how much it might cost, if you’re tired of looking for a place tonight! Can I get a refund?
Developer Response ,
The app description clearly states that it does not contain private or commercial campgrounds. It contains over 27,000 publicly-owned non-commercial campgrounds. If you feel there are missing campgrounds, please contact us so we can add them. However, iIf you prefer to camp in places such as Walmart parking lots, then this app may not be for you.
useful and thorough
I wasn’t quite sure what I’d be getting, but I am quite pleased with my purchase. It costs much less than a a book, and is the only (and an excellent one) OSX ‘public camping’ app that I’ve seen. There are great options to filter (including price), plus the website of a place is either (and this is a preference to set) automatically opened or you can just ‘click here’ and more info appears (e.g. showers, when open during the year, price range, etc.). I also must say I find using it a nice little working-on-the-computer break….sometimes just seeing what’s near and available inspires me to get done with whatever I’m working on so I can go explore!
This is truly one of my favorite apps
I have this app on both my iPad and my iMac. Finding free campsites easily and accurately is a snap with this app. Never a crash, and so far, never a misplaced or closed campsite.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.