These apps are specifically for helping to locate good spots to stay, either overnight or longer term. Because this process can be challenging, this is the largest category of RV apps I use. I use so many because each one has its own area of specialization in which it outperforms the others, or some just list campsites the others don’t. I like to have options. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the camping apps available, but it’s the ones I have used and like.

TIP: If you aren’t someone who organizes your phone apps into groups, you’re wasting a lot of time. I do keep mine organized, with several groups of RV apps, divided in much the same way I present them on this website. That way, when I’m on the road and need to find a campsite or something else in a hurry, I don’t have to waste time scrolling all over my phone. I know exactly where they are and can find them right away. I strongly recommend you do the same. You’ll spend a little time up front now to do so, but when you’re on the road and tired and just want to find a place to sleep, you’ll be able to do that quickly and with a lot less aggravation when you least need it.

Find Campsites

    RV Life – This is a truly comprehensive camping app. Plan your route, find your next campsite, and safely navigate to it. Discover the best camping destinations throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico, with campground information including a full list of amenities such as hookups, cellular signals, site types and more. Filter your campground search by desired hookups, amenities, discount clubs, big rig access and more. Decide which sounds best with detailed reviews written by RVers like you, from partner Find campgrounds near your current location and plot your trip on the RVTripWizard, including all parks, fuel stops, and modifications. See relevant weather forecasts within the app and save favorite destinations for future use. Find a safe route for your RV: Enter your vehicle information for a route that avoids low clearances, weight limits, and propane restrictions. Use RV Safe GPS to get offline, turn-by-turn directions with voice navigation, lane guidance, and real-time traffic updates. If you subscribe, you can use the app offline, downloading data for later use. FREEMIUM

    Campendium – My favorite all-around app to find places to camp. Shows tens of thousands of places to camp, from free boondocking sites to upscale RV resorts, in the US, Canada and Mexico. Includes national parks and forests, BLM lands, state parks, city and county park campgrounds. Includes photos and reviews, including indicators of cell signal presence and strength, by other members. This is an actively maintained database, so the info is up to date. If I could only have one campground location app, this would be it. FREEMIUM | NOTE: If you can, please donate during their annual campaign to help keep this valuable reference in business. Any amount is appreciated, but for $20, you can get a cool T-shirt with the Campendium logo on it.

    Allstays Camp & RV – Lets you find Campgrounds, RV Parks and related services with or without Internet access. Extensive map filters let you view only what you want to see. FREE

    ParkAdvisor – Developed to help people find great RV Parks in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico). Completely free with no ads. Commercial RV parks are sorted by rating, and can be viewed in list mode. If you zoom in far enough, you will see gas stations, rest areas, stores, and more. This app uses a local database, so it works much faster and less dependent on Internet; however, Internet is required to view reviews, maps and pictures. FREEMIUM

    RV Parky – This app provides access to an RV Park directory built by a full time RVer with the help of the RV community, to help fellow RVers on the road. Find information, images, and reviews for the most complete collection of RV Parks and campgrounds in the United States and Canada. FREE

    RV Parks – RV Parks, powered by, helps you find RV Parks across the U.S. With detailed information on more than 20,000 parks, it’s the perfect companion for your next trip. With more than 20,000 RV parks listed, you’ll find detailed information including number of sites (also noting pull-throughs and shade), power, dumping, WiFi, propane and many more. You can look up RV park phone numbers and dial directly from your iPhone; get directions from your current location to your selected RV park; view user photos and reviews; automatically locate nearby RV parks; search for RV parks by city, state or zip code; and upload your own reviews, photos or corrections from within the application. Helpfully, all RV park data is available offline for when you’re on the back roads with limited coverage. FREE

    Overnight Parking

    Trucker Path – It may be a bit of overkill because it’s primarily intended for truckers, but this app is great if you’re in need of an overnight spot wherever you may be on the road. I use it mostly when I planned to stay somewhere else but for whatever reason, that didn’t work out. It provides information on truck stops, available parking, diesel fuel prices and even weigh station status for those of you driving really big rigs. Only safe available parking locations are listed, in real time. One of the best features is its navigation tool that helps planning trips with points of interest and listings of low clearance road locations. Also lists Walmart parking lots and highway rest areas. FREEMIUM

    Allstays ONP Walmart – Local influence and abuse have led to about 1/7 stores to no longer allow overnights, so use this app to see every WalMart in the US and Canada, and find out whether you can overnight in their parking lot on your way to somewhere else. FREE

    OvernightRV – This app gives you access to the largest database of free RV parking sites in the US and Canada. Contains more than 14,000 potential overnight parking sites and No Parking sites, so you don’t get in trouble. Uses your GPS to find free parking near your location, and integrates with your favorite maps app to get detailed driving directions. PAID | Current annual fee of $29.99 pays for itself with one free overnight stay.

    Public Lands & Boondocking

    FreeRoam – I just recently discovered this one, and I’m very impressed. FreeRoam offers helpful tools and a community for boondockers, all for free! Really, it seems to provide all the functionality of several other great apps all gathered into one. Plus, it has a full-sized website at if you prefer to plan trips on your desktop computer or laptop, as I do. Best of all? FREE

    • Find the best free campsites to stay at: BLM (Bureau of Land Management), USFS (United States Forest Service), and cell coverage map overlays
    • Filter by road difficulty, safety, cell signal, weather, crowdedness and more
    • Find nearby dump sites, fresh water supplies, groceries, propane, gyms, showers, cell towers, and more.
    • Overlay USFS motor vehicle use maps (MVUMs) on the main map – SUPER helpful if you’re trying to figure out whether a certain area can accommodate your rig
    • View low clearance bridges and tunnels, for tall motorhomes and 5th wheels. This is a tool I’ve been waiting for, because you don’t need to be driving a motorhome or pulling a fifth wheel to have a taller trailer, especially if you have any AC or antenna additions on top.
    • Videos of others describing the campsites
    • Review campsites and and add photos
    • Find overnight parking locations: Search for Walmarts, Casinos and Rest Areas that allow overnight parking
    • Chat with other boondockers
    • Log your travels: Keep a travel journal of the places you’ve been, plan out future trips, and find stops along your route

    Ultimate CG – Information about publicly-owned, non-commercial campgrounds across the entire United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. You’ll find facilities ranging from full-service campgrounds at state parks and Corps of Engineers parks, to remote boondocking and backpacking locations with no facilities or services. Contents based on data from the web-based Ultimate US Public Campground Project. Includes: US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 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 GPX file. PAID

    Ultimate CAN – The same features as Ultimate US but for Canadian campgrounds. These are separate apps for iPhone, but the Android version combines them into a single app. PAID

    US Public LandsHave you ever been boondocking and know you’re close to a border, then started wondering if you’re actually parked legally inside a public land? Then you’ll appreciate this relatively new app, created by the wonder duo of Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard over at Technomadia (if you don’t know them, change that right now!). It’s a quick and easy way to retrieve the boundaries of nearly 650 million acres of government land held for use by all Americans…without carrying physical maps, books, or slowly digging deep online. This app includes on-device (fully works offline), individually selectable, beautifully colored layers for all of the properties administered by the federal government. It’s not free, but it’s cheap and can be bought as a standalone or part of a three-app bundle. Worth every penny. PAID

    Boondocking – Shows more than 770 boondocking locations throughout the US. Includes distance from your current location to the boondocking location. View multiple map types such as Open Street Map. Get info about each boondocking location and mark your Favorites. Shows local weather for your chosen location, and lets you send location data directly to its Road Trip Planner app. FREE

      National Parks & Forests

      RA Camping (ReserveAmerica) – This isn’t just a campground locator: You can use it to make reservations directly to any you find and want to stay at. I put this listing here because I generally use it to make state park and forest reservations, but you can use it for lots of other places. Seeking a campground for a future trip, or need to find a campsite now, for tonight? This may be the most richly featured campsite finding app available. ReserveAmerica’s mobile app lets you search for available camp and RV sites, yurts, cabins and more in state, federal, and private parks and campgrounds across the U.S. Search by location, date, or amenities, and display search results on a map. View campground details, reviews and photos. Even save your search settings to make finding your next campsite as easy as opening the app. FREE

      Search for available campsites by multiple criteria:

      • Near your current location
      • Near a city or address
      • By name of campground, park, or facility
      • The activities and amenities you like
      • By arrival date and length of stay

      Filter campgrounds and parks by site features:

      • Type of site (RV, Tent, Trailer, Day Use)
      • Equipment length
      • Electric hook-ups
      • Driveway
      • Waterfront
      • Pets allowed
      • Accessibility needs

      Other Features:

      • Mark campgrounds as favorites
      • Display search results on a map or in a list

      • View campground details, including photos
      • Get driving directions
      • Read summaries of available campsites
      • Reserve your selected campsite through the App or via the call center
      • Contribute pictures of the campgrounds taken by you
      • 3D Touch Features (Peek at location of the site on the map and pop to see search results in a map)

        Oh Ranger! ParkFinder – Helps users find nearby parks all over America based on their favorite activities or location. Thousands of parks and public lands are cross-referenced with information about available activities, allowing you to search for nearby parks based on 20 different activity categories. Find everything from great spots for hiking and camping, to nearby havens for hunting and fishing. Provides details and contact information to help you plan your adventure. Much of the information is embedded, so you don’t even need a cell signal or Internet connection to display park information—an important feature, as many parks have little or no connectivity. FREE – From booking a weekend getaway to planning a cross-country road trip, the app helps you find and reserve campsites, review location details for your trip, and quickly access information on past and upcoming reservations. Search thousands of campgrounds with search criteria and filters for price, amenities, site type and more. Review personalized recommendations based on your location and seamlessly switch between maps of your area and search results. View individual campsite photos and interactive maps with detailed campground info. Best feature: In-App Reservations! Whether you’re looking for a campsite in your zip code or across the country, this app allows you to compare and book the perfect spot for your next camping trip. FREE

          USFS & BLM Campground – Shows more than 5,800 United States Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campgrounds throughout the USA. You’ll also find photos, local weather, and offline maps. Search, explore, and save your favorites. PAID

          RV Clubs

          My Passport America – If you’re a Passport America member (and you should be—your annual membership will pay for itself in one or two stays—it’s just a no-brainer), this app is your smartphone portal to your membership and club resources. This includes Trip Routing and Nearby Park Search; Advanced Park Search by City, State, or Amenities; the ability to flag Favorite Parks, Add Notes, and More. FREE

          Harvest Hosts – Harvest Hosts offers unique RV camping at 1300+ wineries, breweries, farms, museums, golf courses and unique attractions that invite RVers to visit and stay overnight for free. It’s a special opportunity to meet amazing entrepreneurs, enjoy delicious wine tastings, peek inside working farms, and behold awesome museum exhibits. To participate, you need a qualified self-contained RV, as Host locations generally do not provide any hookups or services such as bathrooms. No tent-trailers, outdoor kitchens or tents of any kind are allowed. Harvest Hosts encourages all RV Members to support local economies by making purchases from their Hosts to thank them for their hospitality. You must be a member to use this app, which helps you discover host locations with photos, reviews, amenities, bio and more. FREE

          FMCA MobileFMCA members, connect easily from your smartphone or tablet. Quickly access club resources such as pricing for the FMCA Tire Savings Program, insurance savings, and member perks like Family RVing magazine, the FMCA Store, or the FMCA Chapter search engine. You can also manage and track RV maintenance, so you’ll know when it’s time to perform upkeep or schedule a service appointment. Select from a list of prompts or add your own to remind you how and when to inflate tires, check smoke alarms, and handle other vital tasks. Keep service info close by adding the name, contact information, location, and web address of service centers near your home, RV park, or along your route. Access checklists for packing for a trip, arriving at an RV park or campground, or prepping for your journey home. And connect directly with Roadtrippers trip planning software for RV-specific guides, ideas, and routes. FREE

          CampUSA – Search over 1,200 top-rated campgrounds nationwide—explore a variety of RV sites, tent sites, and rental accommodations like cabins, cottages, and yurts at top-rated campgrounds including Thousand Trails, Encore, KOA, and more. You can search by state, campground, or featured resorts with map and location features. Find top-rated amenities including swimming pools, WIFI access, pet-friendly campgrounds, fishing spots, and nature/hiking trails to make your stay the most relaxing and fun. View campground profiles, including photos, descriptions, and nearby campgrounds. Note: One major shortcoming of this app is lack of info on utility hookups. FREE