8 Helpful Apps for Boondocking

Having the right apps for boondocking can help make your camping trip go a lot better. Today we want to share some of our favorite boondocking apps with you. And bonus, most of them are free!

Side note: We both have Apple iOS devices so all of the apps mentioned are available in the Apple app store. Some of these apps may also be available for android users but some may not be. If you can’t find an app for Android, definitely search and see if there is a website available instead.

Okay, let’s jump right to these awesome apps!

1 – Campendium

Campendium Camping App for RVers and Boondockers

Our very favorite boondocking app (or really of all camping apps) is Campendium! We primarily use Campendium to find boondocking locations although there are a lot of other reasons we use the app as well.

Main Features:

  • RV Parks and Boondocking Spots
  • Parking Lots that Allow Boondockers
  • Tent Camping
  • Dump Stations
  • Helpful Reviews
  • Cell Service Reports
  • Photos of Boondocking Locations
  • FREE

Whenever we are looking for a place to boondock, Campendium is where we start. There are SO many helpful reviews on the app for each location and often information about camping spots that you can’t find elsewhere. If we are going to be near a national park then we use this app to find a boondocking spot.

2 – AllStays

AllStays Camp and RV App

AllStays is very similar to Campendium. It’s a paid app but it’s worth a download if you travel with your RV often. There are a lot of great features!

Main Features:

  • Paid and Free Campgrounds
  • Propane Refill Locations
  • Truck Stops
  • Bridge Clearances
  • Dump Stations
  • Helpful Reviews
  • Location Information
  • Cost is $9.99

I do love how this app shows low-clearance bridges. I wouldn’t rely on it alone for this but it’s a great feature! Another really helpful feature is that it shows you where you can fill up your propane tanks.

3 – Storm Shield

Storm Shield Weather App for Boondockers

When you’re boondocking it’s important to keep an eye on the weather forecast and know how to prepare. We love the Storm Shield app and use it all the time.

Main Features:

  • Track Multiple Locations
  • Hourly Weather Forecast
  • Daily Weather Forecast (up to a week out)
  • Wind Speed
  • Weather Alerts and Safety Information
  • Visual Weather Radar Patterns
  • FREE

There are a lot of weather apps we could recommend but this one is our favorite. No matter what weather app you choose to use, make sure to keep an eye on the forecast and don’t get caught unaware!

Some boondocking locations become extremely muddy during high storms and can cause you to get stuck. Others are near a river or lake and can become quickly flooded during high storms. Be aware and stay safe!

4 – FreeRoam

FreeRoam Boondocking App

FreeRoam is made primarily for boondockers but it also has lot’s of helpful information about RV parks as well.

Main Features:

  • Boondocking Locations
  • RV Parks
  • Helpful Reviews
  • Lots of Campground Information
    • Coordinates
    • Cell Signal
    • Weather Averages and Forecast
    • Cleanliness
    • Safety
    • Shade
    • Noise
  • Product and How-to Guides
  • Trip Planning
  • Social Forum
  • FREE

I love how much information you can find out about each location with this app. You can even set filters for how big your rig is, elevation, cell signal, and more!

5 – The Dyrt

The Dyrt: Tent and RV Camping

We haven’t personally used this app extensively yet but we have some friends who use it almost exclusively for booking their campsites. It’s perfect for both RV boondocking and tent camping.

Main Features:

  • Dump Stations
  • Pet Information
  • Access Information
  • State Park Camping
  • Site Types
  • Trip Planning
  • Helpful Reviews
  • FREE

Tip: If you’re just looking for free boondocking, change the filters to “free” and it will make it easier to see all of the free camping options.

6 – OpenSignal Internet Speed Test

Open Signal Internet Speed Test

Because we live in our RV and travel full-time, we have to have reliable cell service for both of our jobs. OpenSignal allows us to scout out an area in advance and speed test to see how good the cell service is.

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Main Features:

  • Speed Testing
    • Upload
    • Download
    • Latency
    • Video
  • Connectivity Map
  • Coverage Information
  • Cell Service and Wifi Information
  • Compare Coverage for
    • Sprint
    • T-Mobile
    • AT&T
    • Verizon
  • FREE

This is such a helpful app for us! Whenever we get to a new location we run a speed test to determine which of our wifi sources are the fastest. Download this free app if you haven’t already!

7 – RV Dump Stations+

RV Dump Stations+ is one of our favorite apps for boondocking

An RV dump station is one of the most common things we have to look for when we’re on a road trip and boondocking. If we aren’t staying at any RV parks then we have to find somewhere to dump our tanks every couple of weeks.

Main Features:

  • Dump Station Locations
  • Flush Water Info
  • Prices
  • Fresh/Potable Water Info
  • Helpful Reviews
  • User Input Locations
  • FREE

This is a great resource for finding dump station locations and all of the helpful information you’ll need to know about them!

8 – AllTrails

AllTrails App for Boondocking with hiking, biking, and running trails

If you want to find great hiking trails near where you’re boondocking, we highly recommend the AllTrails app! Don’t miss out on any of the great trails that might be nearby your location.

Main Features:

  • Hiking, Biking, and Running Trails
  • GPS Tracking and Offline Maps
  • Save Your Favorite Trails
  • Helpful Trail Information
    • Pet Friendly or Not Pet Friendly
    • Trail Type
    • Exact Location
    • Elevation Gain
    • Trail Length
    • Loop or Out-And-Back
    • Accessibility
  • Helpful Reviews
  • FREE

We use this app everywhere we go! It’s extremely helpful with planning hiking activities and knowing exactly what to expect. This app is one of our favorite resources to use when we’re visiting national parks as well.

Other Boondocking Resources

Looking for more boondocking resources? Check out our other boondocking blogs below

In Closing

I hope that you’ve found this list of apps for boondocking helpful and that they will help you enjoy your boondocking experience even more!

Have you ever used any of these apps? What other helpful apps for boondocking do we need to try? Let us know in the comments down below!

Much Love, Janae xoxo
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7 thoughts on “8 Helpful Apps for Boondocking”

  1. Just the list I’ve been looking for, Janae! There are a bunch on here that I can’t wait to try out. Thanks for including so much helpful info about each of the apps and its features. Awesome post 🙂

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