Get Packin’

ON ANY GIVEN summer night, campsites are packed with nature lovers looking to enjoy the great outdoors, and let’s be honest – just get out of their homes for a little while! The pandemic has caused a huge surge in campsite reservations. Getting a coveted bivouac is like booking a reservation at Le Bernadin – it’s beyond impossible. Good thing there’s a new crop of apps eager to help you find the perfect place to pitch your tent.


Hipcamp is a growing community of goodnatured people and the most comprehensive resource for unique outdoor stays. By connecting people with the land and each other, Hipcamp works to support those who care for the land and get more people out under the stars. Book tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping—everywhere from national parks to blueberry farms. They cover all National, State, Regional and Army Corps Parks in all 50 states. That translates to 17,561 parks, 31,638 campgrounds and 475,620 campsites!


Campnab helps you “nab” a great campsite without all the hassle. Their mission is to take advantage of campsite cancellations by automatically checking park websites for you. There are thousands of unused canceled reservations despite the high demand, and Campnab helps members grab those sites and gather around the campfire.


Harvest Hosts is a novel concept for RV camping. Members get to camp at over 2,250 wineries, breweries, distilleries, museums, golf courses and farms all over the U.S. Each stunning location is totally unique and offers members a chance to trade boring parking lots for curated experiences without camping fees. It’s the perfect way to make lasting memories with your family and friends without spending a fortune.


Tentrr gives you a comfortable and stylish place to enjoy the outdoors and offers a few different options. Tentrr Signature lets you camp in style with no equipment required. No more schlepping or storing your bulky gear. Tentrr Backcountry offers a classic camping experience if you prefer to pitch your own tent. Tentrr Partners offers curated glamping sites, and State Park sites offer unique sites on state land. Regardless of which option you choose, your tent is your home base, and you can add host extras and local experiences to make your trip one to remember.

RECREATION.GOV can help you dream up your next trip, figure out the details and reserve experiences at over 3,600 facilities and 103,000 individual sites across the country. Discover new experiences, historic landmarks and outdoor escapes right down the road or across the country. From camping, hiking and horseback riding to wildlife viewing, monument tours and ranger-led activities — there’s something for everyone.


The Dyrt is “the” resource for the camping community. It’s for campers, run by campers. However you camp — in a tent, trailer, RV or cabin — The Dyrt is committed to helping you have the best camping experiences possible. You’ll find resources and connections to the most active camping community in the world. They believe everyone belongs outside, so this platform helps you find your spot and be equipped to camp responsibly.


The National Park Trail Guide is your comprehensive guide to hiking and sightseeing in our National Parks. Currently packing complete trail data and hike descriptions for many of your favorite National Parks, including life-list destinations like Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Grand Teton, Mount Rainier, Point Reyes, Rocky Mountain, Zion, Acadia and many more. You can search for hikes using the map or a park’s “best of” list curated through star rankings from the community. What’s best is there’s no cell signal needed to use it! The data is available offline, and your phone uses its built-in GPS to show your location. Never get lost again! See your live position on a terrain or satellite map and vertical profile.