Finding campgrounds, RV parks, and dispersed camping on Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers lets you find a great place to camp along a planned route or in a general area! You can use our Places to Camp category on the desktop site to do some planning in advance or in the mobile app to find spots while on the road.

Scroll through this article to learn more about using our Places to Camp category and the filters within to great places to park your RV or pitch a tent!, Or click a title in the list below to jump to a section:

Find Camping on the Map

You can open the Roadtrippers map to search for a place to camp where you want to be! 

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Select the Places to Camp category and RV parks, campgrounds, and dispersed camping locations will appear on the map in the form of pins or small circles.

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If you're using the Roadtrippers app, you'll want to tap in the search bar then select 'Places to Camp' from the drop down options:

  • The camping locations shown are determined by the part of the map you're viewing and the place's rating.
  • There is a limit to how many places will appear on the map at once - so the more you zoom in, the more places you will see in a given area.

Find Camping Along Your Route

If you've planned a trip with Roadtrippers, you can find camping along that trip's route and you can use our route shade feature to choose how far off that route you want to look for camping options!

If you want to learn more about starting trip on Roadtrippers, see our guides:

Once you've added a few waypoints to your trip, you can search for camping along that route. With your trip on the map, apply the Places to Camp category:

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If you're using the Roadtrippers app, you'll want to tap in the search bar then select 'Places to Camp' from the drop down options:

When searching along your route, you may notice what we call the "route shade" while viewing your trip on the map. This setting indicates how far off your route you are willing to go to visit places and limits where places load when exploring our categories, like camping, while planning a trip. The size of the shade will adjust as you move the distance slider. When you're opening categories on a trip, the radius is automatically set to 30 miles on the desktop site and 5 miles in the mobile app. 

On your desktop, you can adjust your range by: 

  1. Loading your trip on the map.
  2. Click and drag the circle on the distance slider at the bottom of the trip planner.
  3. The size of the route shade will adjust as you move the slider.



One the mobile app: 

  1. Load your trip on the map.
  2. Tap in the Search & Explore bar and select a category, or a few!
  3. Tap the 3 vertical dots to the right of the Search & Explore bar.
  4. Select the Adjust Distance from Route or Adjust Search Radius option.
  5. Select a new radius.

Filtering For Specific Types of Camping

You can filter campground results further by choosing 'filters' from below the categories section:

You can filter things like type of camping, price, campgrounds with reviews, and rating. 

If you're looking free camping and dispersed options you'll want to choose 'filters' Locate the Price slider and slide it all the way to the left to filter to Free. Tap VIEW __ PLACES. If there are no places to view, don't fret too much! You can still tap NO PLACES FOUND then pan over the map and places will appear based on your filter selection! 

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