Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

By William Modesitt

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Current Version: 2.5.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 17.02 MB
  • Developer: William Modesitt
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,583 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: Over 30,300 total campsites. Over 13,000 of the campsites are FREE! Over 17,000 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.



  • Good but could be great

    By pegway
    I’ve been using the app for a couple of weeks on a very long cross country trip. I’ve found some really awesome places to camp but also some terrible ones. My only suggestion would be to add a review feature for each location. I have gone to a few places that were either a little sketchy or closed and it would be nice to be able to let other people know. Having to find other places last minute has been tough, especially when it’s late in the day. Also some great places that I would love to share my experience about.
  • Not intuitive

    How about a plan a trip button? Then a step by step guide?
  • Worth every penny

    By Drews50
    UC contains many more public campgrounds than other apps I’ve used from city parks to county, state, national parks, BLM, etc. It even give info on road conditions, if 4x4 is needed. Great app
  • App is not user friendly

    By lisad1221
    Don’t waist your money. This app is extremely difficult to navigate through.
  • Ultimate Campgrounds the Best

    By Mick Bulldog
    Great App A must have for every RVer Can't say enough good things about it We have found that public campgrounds are on property that private campgrounds cannot afford We are full timers and are constantly using it Information is up to date and thorough New locations are constantly being added If an error is found the people who run the App correct it immediately
  • US forest service campgrounds

    By KenNav
    This is the app I use exclusively to find and compare USFS campgrounds throughout the West and NW. Great info on campgrounds, closest town lets me coordinate with Google Maps, and coordinates let my Garmin take me there.
  • Best App for Roadtrips

    By Woofbun
    Amazing app that tells you all the spots of campgrounds on your route. Extremely convenient and essential for a comfortable road trip!
  • Newbie!

    By Friend2 many
    Just started using this app but we are excited to use it in planning our trips!
  • Essential App, but ditched in app directions

    By The Last Mole
    This app is an invaluable resource that I’ve used for years, but unfortunately they removed their wonderfully convenient in app directions that made it simple to navigate offline. Now, if you want directions to a site you are exported to Apple maps, which will drop your trip if you make a stop or the app closes. Also, it repeatedly will somehow redirect to a random spot (seems to be the center of the closest town) rather than your campsite. Very frustrating and hinders the app’s offline usability, which was one of the best things about it. Why can’t you retain an option for in app navigation? Previously we had the option to use an external maps app or in app. At the very least please restore the listed directions so a user can save or screenshot them.
  • Tacos for all

    By Tacosforall
    This app is great. It populates the campgrounds closest to you and makes finding one, especially at the last minute, an easy task.