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Top 10 Best Camping Android Apps – 2021

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The pandemic is still upon us, and many of you are probably looking for ways to get out of the city. Going camping is never a bad idea, especially if that’s an option where you live. If it is, and you’re interested, well, we’ve highlighted the 10 best camping apps that you may be interested in. Do note that these are only our choices, there are many other camping-related apps that may interest you.

That being said, we’ve hand-picked 10 applications to show you. All those apps are listed below, along with plenty more information. They’re not listed in any specific order, and in addition to apps themselves, you’ll get access to descriptions, price tags, required Android versions, and much more. There are all sorts of interesting apps listed below, so read on if you’re interested.

Top 10 Best Camping Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best camping Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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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
WikiCamps$1.99

Top 10 Best Camping Android Apps 2021 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.

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 Offline Navigation

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HERE WeGo

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

The first app we’ll talk about is HERE WeGo. This app used to be known as Nokia HERE Maps, but it transferred to several new owners since then. Having said that, the app didn’t really lose anything in terms of quality, it’s still really good. This is a free navigation app, that offers offline navigation as well. You can download entire countries in this app, and thus forget about Internet connectivity.

It does offer offline navigation for walking, unlike some other services out there. So you’ll always be ready to go, and be able to find your way around, as long as your phone is getting a signal. The app’s design is still excellent. It has that minimalistic UI design, and it’s really easy to use. We haven’t encountered any performance issues with the app recently either, so… it’s definitely worth trying out.

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Best Camping Android App For Survival Tips

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Offline Survival Manual

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

Offline Survival Manual is an extremely useful app to have on your phone, especially when you’re not close to civilization. If you’re going camping out in the wild somewhere, do install this on your phone. The name of this app is self-explanatory, it’s a survival manual, which you can use offline. In case you find yourself in need of learning how to make a fire, find food in the wild, or something similar, this manual will come extremely handy.

It has tons of such tips for you, and chances are you’ll reach for it often, unless you’re already experienced. It can come in handy when you’re hiking, camping, and in a ton of additional situations. The manual is divided into categories, so you can access power, planning, kits, apps, basic medicine, shelter, water… and many other categories in this app. The best of all, this app is completely free.

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Best Android App For Locating Campsites

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RV Parks & Campgrounds

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

If you’re planning to go camping, and want to find an RV park or campground in general, this is the app for you. Do note that this app covers only the US, Canada, and Mexico, though. Commercial RV parks in this app are sorted by rating, and you can view them in list mode. Now, if you zoom in, in the provided map view, you’ll be able to see gas stations, rest areas, stores, and so on.

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Access to such information is quite useful so that you can prepare all the necessities before you actually hit a campground. The app is less dependent on the Internet than most apps out there, as it uses a local database. The Internet is required to view reviews, maps, and pictures, though. There are 1,000 trails included in the app, plus over 55 senior retirement communities. We’re only scratching the surface here, as you’ll find a ton of information on the inside.

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Best Camping Android App For Hiking Trails

ViewRanger

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

If you’re planning to doing some hiking while camping, ViewRanger is the app you should get. This app is packed with hiking trails to explore. This app is not reserved just for hiking trails, though. You can find some biking trails here as well, no matter what you aim to do, as long as it includes trails, this app has you covered. The app even has a ton of information on trails for skiing, if it’s the right time of year.

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This app does allow you to download maps offline, so that you don’t need the Internet connection while you’re out and about. That’s a great feature to have, as the Internet connection and signal in general are not exactly available in the wild. This app has over 180,000 routes detailed, so chances are that you’ll find what you’re looking for. On top of that, it has full Wear OS support.

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Best Camping Android App For Accurate Coordinates

Altimeter

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

Altimeter is an app that you’ll want to have around if you love hiking, skiing, mountain biking, etc. Why? Well, this app is used to measure altitude, and with high precision, actually. You can check out not only your current altitude, but also elevation and localization coordinates. The best of all, this app works both online and offline, so you won’t have to worry about having an Internet connection.

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This app uses GPS satellite triangulation in order to measure altitude, and that’s why it can work without an Internet connection. If your device has a barometer, this app can access it, and provide some highly accurate data thanks to it. The app also comes with a smart mini compass, can provide you with full GPS coordinates, and will also show you the results of measurements in the chart.

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Best Android App For Making Camping Lists

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Camping Checklist

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

Camping Checklist is an extremely simple application, but a really useful one. This app will serve you well when you’re preparing to go camping. In it, you can create checklists for things you’ll need on your camping trip. It is a simple checklist-creation app, and that’s a good thing, it won’t overwhelm you with unnecessary features. The app does come with items you may need on your camping trip, but you can add your own, of course.

All the items included in the app are grouped into categories. The ones you add can also be added into various categories, and you can also create new ones. You can now add a “Warning” label to your categories / items, if you want. So, some of you may wonder why install this when you have apps like Google Keep. Well, in case you want to keep things separate, this is the way to go.

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Best Camping Android App For Fishing

Fishbrain

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

If you plan on doing some fishing on your camping trip, don’t forget to install Fishbrain on your phone. Why? Well, this app will not only show you the best fishing spots, but it will also make you a better fisherman in general. Fishbrain also serves as your personal fishing log, so you can log in what fish you caught, where, and all the other information that you think it necessary.

This app also serves as a forecasting tool. It will let you know what sort of weather you can expect in a specific fishing location. The app covers over 130 species of fish, including the most popular: bass, trout, carp, and so on. The app will also show you the best baits to use for a specific type of fish. On top of everything, you can get involved into a conversation with other fishermen.

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Best Camping Android App For Weather Forecast

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Weawow

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

Weawow is one of the best weather applications available in the Google Play Store. It has been that way for a long time now, and not much has changed. The app is still great, and it can still provide you with all the necessary weather-related details you may need. If you’re going camping, one of the most important factors to consider is the weather, needless to say. That affects everything.

It affects the gear you’ll bring with you, and for some of you, it may even make you postpone the trip altogether. The app does not force ads on you, while the UI design is excellent. the app will show you a ton of information, from daily, and weekly forecast, to the highest and lowest temperature, live temperature, apparent temperature, probability of rain, humidity, dew points, cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction, air quality, and so on. There’s a ton of information included here, along with some nice-looking widgets as well.

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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

When you’re going camping, it’s a good idea to have some good music with you. Well, YouTube Music is an excellent choice, but if you’re using any other music streaming service, that will do as well… such as Spotify, for example. You can simply download your favorite playlists (cache them on your phone for offline use). That way you won’t need an Internet connection, and you’ll be good to go.

YouTube Music is a great app in general, though in order to access all available music you’ll need a subscription to YouTube Premium. The app does allow you to playback songs in the background, while you can also watch music videos from YouTube within this app. The app does offer a dark mode, if that’s what you prefer, and there are tons of additional options included.

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Best Android App For Finding Places To Camp

WikiCamps

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

WikiCamps is actually a collection of apps. This app is available for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US. We’ll focus on the US one, though. First and foremost, do note that this app is free for 14 days, and then you’ll need to pay up (one time purchase). As the company describes it, this app is your “ultimate camping companion”. Well, it’s a great app to have for camping, that’s for sure.

You can download everything to work offline, so that you don’t need an Internet connection. This app contains a database of campgrounds, RV parks, backpacker hostels, day stops, POI’s, dump points, information centers, and water points (toilets, showers, taps). Sites are added by WikiCamps users, so it’s always up-to-date. It has over 24,000 site listings, so chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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