“I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real.”
– Victoria Erickson
Wondering which camping websites to visit for finding suitable campgrounds for your next foray into the great outdoors?
Whether you want to go visit a scenic tourist destination or spend a couple of nights away from modern civilization, camping helps you get away from it all. Understandably, one of the most challenging aspects of planning your camping trip is finding that perfect campground.
Take note: some campsites are simply better than others (for a variety of reasons). This means the more popular camping spots can book up months in advance. And no, you certainly wouldn’t want to pull up to your destination only to find the campground full.
Fortunately, we now have several camping websites (and apps) that make finding and booking a campsite easier than ever. (The wonders of modern technology, right?)
So you can search by location, nearby activities, and what kind of campsite you need to find– everything from off-the-grid locations to the most beginner-friendly resorts packed with amenities. Whatever type of camping you’re looking for, there’s a perfect campground out there to suit your needs.
Go Camping America
As one of the largest campground databases to date, GoCampingAmerica.com uses a powerful search engine where you can enter your zip code to see recommendations up to 200 miles from your location.
You can also filter out your search by mentioning amenities like pet-friendly enclosures, on-site stores, bike rentals, etc.
Thanks to the site’s extensive database, you can also find outdoor activities and read general camping resources.
This website is specifically created for full-time RV travelers who are always on the lookout for great locations.
For this reason, most of their recommended campsites and campgrounds across 22 states and British Columbia offer complete amenities like water, electricity, and sewer hookups.
Many of their locations also come with child-friendly amenities, picnic tables, barbeque pits, and lawn games like bocce and horseshoe.
Thousand Trails includes around 80 “dedicated” campgrounds that you can access for free if you sign up for their lifetime membership, which starts at $6,995 as of this writing. While this may sound like a high upfront cost, this might just be a worthwhile “investment” for someone who is a full-time RV traveler.
When you sign up for their most “basic” membership, you can stay for up to 21 nights in any of the participating campgrounds without having to pay for nightly fees.
If you’re looking for an RV campsite database with a comprehensive list of tools that allow you to read reviews, compare rates, and even take a virtual tour of the campground, Campendium is the right app for you.
With more than 21,000 participating sites, you can easily choose your next destination based on the amenities you need.
Campendium is available on desktop and mobile devices and includes thousands of campsites in 48 states.
RV Parks & Campgrounds
If you want to take RV traveling to the next level, this app is the right choice for you with its more than 40,000 commercial RV campgrounds across North America. Using its database also allows you to find gas amenities, RV-friendly stores, and other establishments that cater to travelers on the road.
In recent years, RV Parks & Campgrounds has been growing in popularity thanks to its accurate information and regular updates.
This app is available in App Store and Google Play.
If you want to avoid the noisy crowds and touristy destinations, Boondocking is the perfect app for someone who’s into an authentic backcountry experience.
Because the app helps campers locate remote campgrounds (both no-frills and full hookup campsites), it comes with a feature that allows users to confirm whether the location is vehicle accessible and a powerful GPS technology.
This popular iOS app helps you find the best RV campsites and tent camping grounds, which are rated by other users. Additionally, The Dyrt comes with an online mode, which allows you to use the database even if you don’t have a cellular connection.
A Final Word About The Top Camping Websites (for Finding a Place to Camp)
Gone are the days when you needed to stop at a campground and hoped that they were not fully booked or had to call multiple locations just to find your next destination.
Thanks to the top camping websites and mobile apps, it’s now easier to plan your RV trip and search for amenities to make your travel as convenient and fun as possible.