GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted January
5th, 2020


9 Handy Apps for


Happy Camper Blog



While it’s
true that camping trips are a great time to unplug and take a break from
being tethered to your electronic devices, there are a few ways technology
can actually help make your trips easier to plan and more enjoyable. Here are
a few apps you may want to download before your next trip. Unless otherwise
noted, they’re all available for both iOS and Android

  1. RV
    (iOS only) – Don’t you just hate
    it when you forget something? This app makes it easy for you to create master
    lists of things to pack for each RV trip as well as to create maintenance “to
    do” lists.
  2. TripIt – By
    creating a master itinerary for each of your trips and keeping all of your
    reservations and confirmation numbers organized in one convenient place, this
    app eliminates the tedious task of searching through your inbox for travel
  3. AllTrails  –
    This hand-curated collection of trail guides can help you find the ideal
    place to hike, bike or run when you travel, including kid- and dog-friendly
  4. Roadside
    (iOS only) – If you love to visit quirky,
    offbeat attractions, this is the app for you. It will guide you to
    attractions near you and includes maps, directions, photos, stories and tips
    for visiting them.
  5. iNaturalist – A joint
    initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic
    Society, this app can help you identify the plants and animals around you,
    connect with a community of scientists and naturalists and share your
    observations to provide valuable research data.
  6. Nature
    – Designed by experts in outdoor
    play and experiential education, this app helps kids and their families play,
    explore and learn about the outdoors through simple games and
  7. Merlin Bird
      – Have you ever
    spotted a bird you’ve never seen before and wondered what it is? This app,
    designed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will help you identify that bird
    by answering a few simple questions about it or by snapping a
  8. Star Walk
     – One of many stargazing apps
    available, Star Walk 2 can help you identify stars, constellations, planets,
    satellites, asteroids, comets, the International Space Station, Hubble Space
    Telescope and other celestial bodies in real time. All you need to do is to
    point your device to the sky.
  9. GasBuddy – Of
    course, you need to get where you going so you can enjoy all of these fun
    outdoor activities. This simple app can help you find the nearest gas
    stations when you travel along with the ones with the cheapest gas
  10. GoCampingAmerica.com (Coming
    soon) – We are
    revamping GoCampingAmerica.com in the coming months, and
    part of that redesign will include a mobile app
    that is sure to be your go-to when searching for campgrounds across
    the country! Be on the lookout for more information this

So visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download your
favorite apps, then use the “Find a
” feature on GoCampingAmerica.com to
find your next great camping destination