Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

Ultimate US Public Campgrounds

By William Modesitt

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Current Version: 2.5.56
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 18.56 MB
  • Developer: William Modesitt
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,899 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 15,000 free camping locations and over 19,500 that are $10 or less! Our filters allow you to find them very easily. Overall, our app includes more than 34,700 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 34,000 total campsites. Over 15,000 of the campsites are FREE! Over 19,500 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.



  • Great App

    By Missing the crew
    This is the app I always go to first. It provides so many free or reasonably priced places to camp. We love municipal campgrounds and they are often hard to find. With this app we can easily find them along our route.
  • Fantastic! Every public campground is on the list.

    By iFit enthusiast
    Great map feature. Just hit the blue arrow and it shows you all the potential spots near you. Move the map to see ahead and pick a site on down the road. Planning a few days ahead? Hit the list button and search for the town you want to stop in. Information is complete and up to date. Love this app!!
  • The BEST app for camping

    By Goldsby farmer
    I use this app extensively as a full time RVer. My favorite feature is the listed distance from my current location.
  • Doesn’t work

    By jhicks29
    I can’t see any campgrounds on the map and all filters are off. Useless
  • Bad user experience but data looks ok

    By Park9
    Looks like the data might be good, but the user experience is very confusing, or you might say absent. Not sure what all the tools at the bottom do. For $3.99 this app is quite disappointing.
  • Just bought this app

    By Biscuitsandgravy85
    And all it does is crash. Seems like it would work well if wasn’t constantly crashing. I can’t even open it anymore
  • Great app

    By RMF01972
    Lots of helpful information with map and satellite images. Indispensable for camping plans.
  • Not user friendly

    By kizerman
    We were told about this app by another person who had it. Sounded good because we travel a lot. Bought it - tried to use it - dislike it!! I went to all the . Coms you have an never found anything that you had mentioned to try an help me. Can you be more specific where to go ??
  • Conflicted

    By lilk97
    WIN - finding dispersed camping sites, as we prefer avoiding RVs and crowds, with off road overlanding rig and rooftop tent. BIG FAIL - heading to found site with “Central Water” listed and finding NO POTABLE water!! To avoid driving hundreds of miles with water weight we had relied on filling up at site. Instead, we trustingly set up camp COMPLETELY in 90* degree weather and headed down to “central water” to find it was not drinkable. We had to pack up site completely (it’s an RTT starched to car) to drive to a real water source, then set up camp again. Massive fail. Please make this critical distinction.
  • Very helpful app, well worth the minimal charge

    By Cedarbear
    We used UC app going across the US and found some great sites. Found it indispensable. Using it every time we hit the road still. Also got the Canadian version and look forward to a northern cross country trip. 5 stars.