What are the best camping and outdoor apps?

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    #1AllTrails

    AllTrails
    AllTrails is a complete guide to help you to plan trails. Includes more than 50.000 trail maps with reviews and photos created by the community. Discover trails searching by location and turn your phone into a GPS to track your adventures.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Beverly Hart
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "When we moved to Colorado, we started hiking more and more. I tried checking out trails online but none of the sites really told us the big picture of each trail. Ran into someone on a trail that was staring at an app on their phone, so I got up the guts to ask about it. Glad I did. This app pretty much does everything I wanted. "
  2. 12

    #2Ramblr

    Ramblr
    With Ramblr telling your adventures will be easier and funny. This app allows you to capture the highlights of your trip. Use it when you're hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking or simply road tripping and add photos, video, audio and texts to explain your journey.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alfredo Téllez
    Written on June 16, 2018
    "I went camping last fall and Ramblr would of been perfect had I used it back then. I did get a chance to use it this past spring and found it very easy to set up and keep a daily photo and video journal going. I like it so much that I'm planning on using it on all of my future vacations now. "
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    #3Night Sky

    Night Sky
    Night Sky is an augmented reality app that allows you to identify stars, planets, constellations, and satellites. You even are able to view the sky from other planets and moons.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Thomas Jensen
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I used this app in the summer when I was out with my family camping. We were able to get a great outline of everything we were looking at. It is very accurate, easy to use and offers a lot of information about the stars and planets you are seeing. It is more in-depth than other similar apps I have tried. "
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    #4MotionX GPS

    MotionX GPS
    MotionX GPS is a multi-sport GPS that will help you to practice your favorite outdoor sports. It includes information about 14 different sources, including road, terrain, satellite and marine map. You can download the maps for free.
    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Mary Du
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "This seems like a good app for people who like to get outdoors. I like how it has many different terrain options. It does cost money though and is only available on the apple store it seems."
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    #5National Parks by Chimani

    National Parks by Chimani
    The Chimani National Parks app gives you information about national parks, seashores, historic sites and more. You can view the location of each park, see photos and create a list of places you want to visit.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Carl Murray
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "I really liked this app until I discovered its fatal flaw, it uses a crazy amount of data, even background data and that's a shame. There's a lot of well presented data, good hiking maps but I have no idea what data is shuffling around and I just cannot have that on my phone."
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    #6ReserveAmerica Camping

    ReserveAmerica Camping
    ReserveAmerica Camping is an app that will help you to find a campground for your next trip. You can search it by location, date or amenities and display the results on a map. Reserve your campsite through the App or calling the center.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Verónica Monroy
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This may not be the best solution to the topic. It is an app that helps you find campgrounds but the reviews are minimal and they are all not good, some even refer to it as a "useless app". There are plenty of other apps that could do a much better job and that can give you more information about camping and outdoors than this app. "
  4. 5

    #7Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder

    Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder
    Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder is a complete tool for those who love nature. This app gives information about parks and places in which you can play sports, camp, practice birdwatching and much more. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    George Hall
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Love nature and love this app to enjoy camping and finding activities to do out side."
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    #8Camp & RV

    Camp & RV
    Find the perfect camp for you with the Camp & RV app. Search by location, price and services and discover new places to camp. The app works also offline.
    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Eugene Brown
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "The highly rated app certainly fits the bill here. You can find a comprehensive list of camping and RV locations all over the country. You can find places even if you're not connected to the internet. "
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    #9Camp Finder

    Camp Finder
    Camp Finder is the app of CampingRoadTrip.com and will help you to find campgrounds, RV parks and RV resorts when you're on the go. The app offers more than 19.000 references across the USA.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    William Alexander
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This little app is an essential for any camping road trip. I tend to get sidetracked whilst meandering through the hiways and biways, and Camp Finder has saved my life by finding me a stall to park in more than once. Good maps of all the nearby campgrounds along with details, pricing, and ratings from my fellow wayfairing wanderers make this a lifesaver. If you are more organized than me, you might even plan out your whole trip right on your phone."
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    #10Snoww

    Snoww

    Snoww is a social ski tracking app that allows you to compare statistics, or compete with other skiers and snowboarders to climb your way to the top of your mountain’s leaderboard. The app allows you also to upload photos and share your day on the slopes with friends.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best camping and outdoor apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AllTrailsApps 21 Free
2RamblrApps 12 Free
3Night SkyApps 12 Free
4MotionX GPSApps 10 Paid
5National Parks by ChimaniApps 10 Free
6ReserveAmerica CampingApps 7 Free
7Oh, Ranger! ParkFinderApps 5 Free
8Camp & RVApps 2 Paid
9Camp FinderApps 2 Paid
10SnowwApps 0 Free
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