Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

By William Modesitt

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Current Version: 2.5.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 17.08 MB
  • Developer: William Modesitt
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,206 Ratings


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 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. 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 http://goo.gl/HrrA7z 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.



  • Ten years of looking at camping apps

    And Ultimate Campgrounds is the best!
  • Helpful app

    By 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.
  • Best Public Campground Database

    By OakViewJeff
    The Ultimate Campground app is my go to resource for the details on any and all public campgrounds. Links to camp website, weather, location directions, satellite views and reviews.
  • Awesome

    By Brady658
    The filters are great
  • Detailed, up-to-date information with links to websites.

    By iFit enthusiast
    Works great! Timely developer response to questions. Keep up the good work!!
  • I’m looking for a trip next year. This is a great app.

    By JohnGLV
    This app give you a lot of information with out searching for it
  • Best "hidden" spots

    By solarpoweredboat
    I love this app! I found some of my best spots here. Old Winnebago class A only looking for free or cheap out of the way spots - this is my "first go to"!
  • Absolutely

    By Nurseolson
    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.
  • Extremely Useful

    By Herthing1
    App works very well and has been extremely useful in more than one occasion. An absolute must have for full time RV'rs and anyone else traveling.
  • An outstanding app

    By a little ticked off
    What a great job the dev has done on this project. It's a great resource for us and one of our most valuable iPad apps. Thanks!