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Ultimate US Public Campgrounds app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 8736 ratings )
Travel Navigation Lifestyle
Developer: William Modesitt
3.99 USD
Current version: 2.5.4, last update: 9 months ago
First release : 16 Sep 2013
App size: 17.08 Mb

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 youre 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.

Pros and cons of Ultimate US Public Campgrounds app for iPhone and iPad

Ultimate US Public Campgrounds app good for

So far this app is quite useful. I look forward to using it. It would be a nice addition if a park you select has a hot link to the page to make reservations.
This app works well online, but not very helpful if you have no internet, although the description says you can use it offline. You can search by place name, but this limits results considerably. It depends on Google Maps. Only buy if you will have Internet access. For me it was a big waste of money
Lots of good information regarding public campgrounds and amenities.

Some bad moments

This RV campground app was recommended on an RV website for locating public campgrounds so I purchased the US and Canada bundle. When I opened I reviewed areas I know have many public campgrounds, such as the many US Forest Service campgrounds in Sawtooth National Recreation area and surrounding Idaho national forests and this app showed practically none. I looked at the Canada app and it omits many National park campsites. Although it shows some lesser known campgrounds such as municipal campgrounds, overall this app is a waste of money. Pass it by.
This APP has been a great resource for finding low cost campgrounds as we traveled in WY, CO, NM. It is very easy to use.
I think that I have all the other web sites and apps for camping that there are and have found Ultimate CG to be the best. I like the fact that everything regarding location and other info regarding sites is almost always correct and complete and constantly updated. If you camp you need this app. I am not associated with the maker, so this is a honest review.
What a powerful tool to use to find public campgrounds! I really appreciate how it seamlessly maps all the public entities, and the campgrounds are color coded too. Very useful to have all the public options on one app. This has already saved me money when I find campgrounds that were otherwise hidden. I gave this app as a Christmas gift to several RV friends and they were all very happy with it as well. I like the weather feature that tells the weather at the destination. I find it very helpful that it is integrated with Google maps. Finally, I have used it three times in the past week to find various public campgrounds that were beautiful! Admittedly, this is one of my very favorite apps.
I am planning out summer camping trips and this is really helping plan things out.
Save your money !!!!!!! Cant access half the states on the screen .Clicked on Wyoming 5 times an just kept going to Idaho.well after having this app for a week its even worse than i thought !!!!!!!!TOTAL RIP OFF

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