Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

By William Modesitt

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Current Version: 2.7.24
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.60 MB
  • Developer: William Modesitt
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.71384
From 2,268 Ratings


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 39,300 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 39,300 total campsites. Over 19,580 of the campsites are FREE! Over 23,650 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. There is also a Macintosh version with a similar name, available from the Mac App Store.



  • A very useful app

    By Me-Pav
    With a bit of practice using this, it quickly shows how much thought has gone into the ease of use. It is deceptively simple yet very useful, something few apps get right to such a degree. I’m highly grateful that this is not subscription based, as I don’t mind paying, but refuse to rent.
  • Awesome app

    By BillD50
    Shows and tells all the non-private public campgrounds, more complete than any app I’ve tried. I do like the map, the campground info, map on the info screen of the campground and website if available and weather is a plus also. Also links to the travel planner which I find very helpful. Highly recommend!
  • Great resource

    By Leydog
    I love this app. I use it to research places to stay for future trips. I especially appreciate the listing of all the boondocking sites. The links to campground websites are very handy, and if a link is broken one can report it. I was surprised to get quick feedback from Ted Houghton, the developer, not only verifying that the link was bad (due to a change in the website) but telling me of others in the vicinity which were also no longer allowing camping. Great app!
  • Always up to date

    By iFit enthusiast
    Tons of features and it keeps getting better. Hands down the best campground locator app for public camping - state parks, national parks, state forests, national forests, Army Corps of Engineers, fish and wildlife commission, the list goes on and on. Use the map view or search function to find a campground near your destination, then hit the navigation icon to draw a route to it. Easily check out campsites along the way. The app tells you how long of a drive to reach each campsite, what the current weather is, if reservations are accepted, phone number, and provides a link to their website and lots more helpful information. The developer is very responsive to questions and suggestions. Can’t find a better app!
  • Really is an ultimate guide

    By 3strays
    Saved my bacon a few times. Eg. Mackay ID. PALLASIDES RESERVOIR
  • Easy finds

    By bbd10057
    This is a great app for people looking for boondocking spots across the country. We used this many time over on our trip to the badlands of the Dakota’s. Your able to find some nice off the road spots which worked for us pulling a 40’ fifth wheel
  • Great Resource

    By R Podder
    I love this app! Great resource for dispersed and forest camping!
  • Perfect for finding great spots!

    By manzand1
    This app has tons of camping spots and good info! Makes finding places so easy!
  • Good app

    By ShelterCoveTourist
    Great app for locating a campground!
  • True to its name

    By ezwryder
    Tens of thousands of camping possibilities! Found sites near me that I would have otherwise missed. Data is frequently updated.