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Top 9 Best Camping Android Apps – 2020

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It’s that time of year again, a time when more and more people will consider going camping. The global health crisis kept us locked in our houses for a long time, so doing some camping may be good for you… presuming your state laws allow it at this point. The lockdown may still be in place where you live, at the time of writing this article, so keep that in mind.

In any case, camping is a great way to spend some time in nature, and recharge your batteries, in a way. Speaking of batteries, you’ll probably be bringing your phone with you. If that’s the case, we’ve hand-picked some rather interesting camping apps that may help you on your trip. There are all sorts of different apps included on this list, and do note that these are only our picks.

There are tons of other apps that we could have included on the list, but we had to choose, and this is what we’ve come up with. These camping apps are not listed in any specific order, so the first one may be just as great as the last one. You’ll find a short description of every app here, along with some payment information, Android version requirements, and so on.

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Top 9 best camping Android apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best camping Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

 

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
HERE WeGo
Offline Survival Manual
RV Parks & Campgrounds$10
ViewRanger$1-$314
Altimeter$1-$2
Camping Checklist
Fishbrain$2.5-$95
Weawow$2.2-$74
YouTube Music

Top 9 best camping Android apps 2020 downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

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All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best camping Android app for navigation

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HERE WeGo

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

HERE WeGo is a great mapping solution for Android. Unlike Google Maps, it does not require you to be connected to the internet in order to use it. Truth be said, Google Maps does allow you to download portions of the map, but HERE WeGo does more than that. You can download entire countries in this application.

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So, if you don’t know exactly where you’re going, and don’t plan to have Internet access at all, HERE WeGo is a great choice. Unlike Google Maps, it does allow you to use walking direction while offline. That is another major difference between these two apps. So, you can simply download maps for your entire state, and don’t worry about it any longer.

This app can easily help you navigate the woods, or wherever else you’re planning to go camp. The app’s UI looks great, and there are quite a few interesting features included here. We also noticed that the app is not that battery-hungry, so that’s great as well, especially if you’re not bringing a battery pack.

Download HERE WeGo

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Best camping Android app for (just-in-case) survival

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Offline Survival Manual

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.0+

So, considering you’re out in the wild, having a survival manual seems like a good idea, right? Well, yeah! This should be an essential app if you’re going out in the unknown, especially considering it works offline. The name of the app is kind of self-explanatory. This app contains tons of information on surviving in the wild.

In case you don’t have matches or a lighter with you, and you need to make a fire, this app will teach you how to do that. If you don’t have a tent, and need some sort of shelter for the night, don’t worry, you can learn that as well. If you’re short on supplies, and need to find food… you guessed it, this app will help.

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These are only some examples, of course, there are tons of various tutorials included in this app. That information ranges from psychology, planning, basic medicine, to water procurement, fire-related info, food procurement, poisonous plants, and so on. You can even find out which animals are dangerous, and which are not.

Download Offline Survival Manual

Best Android app for finding campsites

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RV Parks & Campgrounds

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you live in the US, Canada, or Mexico, this is a great camping app to have. RV Parks & Campgrounds app will show you RV parks and campgrounds across North America, and Mexico. Finding a spot to park your RV, and enjoying nature is a breeze with this app, and the same goes for finding campgrounds.

You’ll also find fuel stops info in this app, and the app looks really nice, actually. It will list you all the information you need in a well-designed list, from where you can access whatever RV park / campground you want. Once you find your spot, tap on it, and see what it has to offer.

There is a separate page for every RV park / campground, where you can not only see images from that place, but a ton of additional information. You can let your phone navigate you there from the app, get some specific info, or call that resort or whatever you’re looking for, in case you need to make an inquiry.

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Download RV Parks & Campgrounds

Best camping Android app for hike trails

ViewRanger

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you’re looking for trails to do some hiking, biking, or whatever else… well, ViewRanger has you covered. This app offers a ton of information on trails for hiking, biking, and even skiing. So, if you’re camping somewhere in the wild, chances are you’ll want to do some hiking as well. This app can be of huge help.

ViewRanger allows you to download offline maps, for directions. Without that feature, this app wouldn’t be of much use, considering signals can be spotty or non-existent while camping. There are 180,000 routes detailed inside of this application, so chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for.

You can record tracks and follow routes using this app, and see live trip and navigation stats. Stats such as time, speed, distance, navigation arrows, compass bearing, sunrise and sunset info, and so on. The app also comes with full Wear OS support, for those of you who use a Wear OS smartwatch.

Download ViewRanger

Best camping Android app for accurate coordinates

Altimeter

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

Altimeter is an app for altitude measurements, but that’s not all. This app can check your altitude, elevation or localization coordinates with high precision. The app works both online and offline, so it’s a must have app if you’re going into the wilderness. GPS satellite triangulation feature works without an Internet connection, by the way, and it’s great to have.

You can choose whether you want this app to measure altitude in meters or feet. A smart mini compass is included in the app, and the app shows the results of its measurements in the form of a chart. You can stop and record the results of measurements at any time. The invert color background feature is also included here (black and white).

The app’s UI is designed well enough to show you everything you need, and to it in style, even though it’s not up to the latest standards. All in all, this app should be a part of every camping setup if you’re going into the unknown. It may come in handy when you least expect it.

Download Altimeter

Best Android app for camping lists

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Camping Checklist

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

Camping Checklist is a great app to keep a list of things to take with you to camping. Its name is kind of self-explanatory. Truth be said, you can do that with basically any note-taking app. If you’re using Google Keep / Keep Notes, you can do that with that app, for example. Evernote is another example, and so on.

If you want a special app just for your camping checklists, though, this is a great app to have installed. Do note that it does come with ads, but they’re not intrusive at all… they usually sit o the bottom of the display. This app is extremely simple, it allows you to keep a checklist of all the items you’re taking with you.

Once you’ve packed up a specific item, simply tap the checkbox and mark it off as packed. All the items in this app are grouped into suggestive categories. You can share these lists with your friends without a problem. The app also allows you to add a “Warning” label to your categories / items, if you want.

Download Camping Checklist

Best camping Android app for fishing

Fishbrain

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you love fishing and camping, all in one, well, this is the app for you. Fishbrain is essentially a map of fishing spots that you can use while camping. This app has a ton of such spots in its database, and it even serves as a forecast application… in a way. The app allows you to find a perfect spot by typing in what species you’d like to target.

So, for example, if you’re looking for a bass, the app will recommend you spots to fish at. You can explore exact catch positions via this application as well. That’s not all, if you’re not sure what bait to use for a specific species, you can ask Fishbrain, it has all the information that you may need.

The app can even log your catches and show you the stats. On top of that, the fishing forecast and calendar are included here as well. You can pinpoint the best time for fish to bite thanks to this app. Other fishermen can provide you with fishing tips via this app as well, as it has a rich community.

Download Fishbrain

Best camping Android app for weather forecast

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Weawow

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

If you’re looking for a great weather app, Weawow is definitely worth considering. This app has a 4.8-star rating in the Play Store, for a good reason. It looks great, and it offers you a ton of options on the inside. You should know what to expect in terms of weather when going camping, of course.

This app is free to use, and there are no ads inside. There are some in-app purchases included, but the app won’t force you to buy anything. You can check out the weather forecast for today, tomorrow, weekly forecast, and so on. Live weather data is included in the package as well, by the way.

You can check out the temperature, wind speed, wind direction, UV index, visibility, pollen, air quality, and more. The app is quite detailed. It is available in more than 50 languages, and you do get access to an animated radar map as well. You can even bookmark your favorite places in the app, and change the theme if you want. Those are only some of its features.

Download Weawow

Best camping Android app for music

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YouTube Music

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Every camping trip needs good music, right? Well, if you do agree, then you do need a good app for music. YouTube Music ticks all the boxes for most people. The app improved quite a bit since launch, and all Google Play Music users will be pushed to switch to this app… well, some already have.

YouTube music comes with a great-looking dark mode, and there are a lot of features packed inside. This is essentially a streaming app, but you can add your own music to it. You can even cache specific songs and albums for offline use, which is perfect for camping trips, that’s for sure.

YouTube Music offers music recommendations based on your taste, location, and time of day. YouTube Music has a gigantic music database, so chances are you’ll find whatever you’re looking for. Lyrics are also available for songs, in case you were wondering. The subscription costs $9.99, but you can add your own music to the app, as already mentioned.

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