Campervan travel has massively picked up over the years (woohoo!), and so have the apps to support adventuring. Pretty rad, if you ask us. We’re big advocates of going offline and taking a break from our tech when in nature – but would be lying if we denied how useful a good app can be on the road – especially when looking for a free shower or bathroom.
We conferred with the whole team here at Voyager Campervans, and rounded up a few of the most useful apps to download before your next campervan trip. Check out these 9 campervan travel apps:
Take a (virtual) gander at thousands of campgrounds across the USA and reserve ‘em with ease right from your phone. You’ll be able to scope out campsite maps, amenities, reviews, and entry fees for certain parks. It’s kind of the holy grail of digital camp reservations.
The hero we needed: Flush is the quickest way to find a public bathroom, and it’s completely free! With over 200,000 bathrooms in its database, you’ll have a much easier time than taking a gamble with random places you find on GPS.
Eat local by using GrownBy, an app that directly links farmers with customers – giving you access to the freshest vegetables, cheeses, meats, and more farm-made goods. See what’s along your route, and stock up on the goods before you arrive at your campsite.
With over a million campsites (plus reviews and tips from fellow adventurers), The Dyrt has a staggering amount of information on camping in all of Mother Nature’s most wondrous destinations. There’s a free version and a paid version – the former providing all site listings.
MTB Project is truly where it’s at for mountain bikers. The app has plenty of trail guides, offline maps, and GPS routes for all levels of skill. It’s full of valuable insights and planning information, making it a lot easier to ditch civilization and hit the trails ASAP.
We’re throwing in a fun one. Use SkyView Lite and point your phone at the sky to get the full scoop on constellations, stars, satellites, and everything else that goes on up in the great unknown night sky. You’ll be about 2% closer to becoming an astronomer.
Similar to The Dyrt, but with more types of places, iOverlander is a database curated by travelers. Browse through it all: Campsites, restaurants, auto shops, etcetera. With ample deets for each place, it eliminates the trial and error when searching for something specific.
If you haven’t heard of it already, AllTrails is a super popular app for hiking, running, and biking trails ‘round the globe. Scroll through reviews and crowdsourced photos before choosing your next trek – you’ll definitely get excited just from scoping out all the potential.
Between van-friendly campgrounds and treehouses, HipCamp is the place to check for outdoor stays of all sorts. National park stays, private spots rented from landowners, farm lands – they’re all up for grabs on this app, lending to some pretty unique experiences.
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