7 Best RV Apps for Your Next Adventure

You want to go camping to relax, unwind, and unplug, right? In the camping world tech debate of wireless vs. “less wire” even the die-hard, primitive, roughing-it campers might just make an exception for some very useful apps. You can use the best RV apps to plan your trip, find the best gas prices, or even avoid traffic back-ups.

Even off-the-grid campers can use these apps to find a remote camping area or trail to hike…how’s that for using technology to get away from technology! Besides, if you’re roughing it, once you’ve used your apps to get the best survival tips for wild camping and you’ve found the perfect remote site, you can use your phone to take a selfie to prove how rugged you are!


AllTrails is one of the best RV apps we’ve found! It’s a must-have for those who like to explore the parks by helping you find trails that are good for your hiking skill level.

Simply enter a city, park or trail name to find nearby trails. Planning a trip and wondering what trails to explore? Browse trails by popular park names or by popular cities. Quickly filter by skill level; even filter for kid- or pet-friendly trails.

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AllTrails app is a must-have.

With AllTrails, you are part of a community of over 8 million like-minded trail explorers who share tips, photos and reviews from people who’ve actually been there!  You can even get driving directions – a big help for remote trails – and save a list of favorite trails.

An upgrade to AllTrails Pro lets you download maps for use offline, print your own maps for backup, design and save custom trail maps and more – ad free!

Oh, Ranger ParkFinder

Another app that makes our Best RV Apps list is Oh, Ranger ParkFinder. This handy tool helps you find national parks and public lands in any state. With one of every three acres in the United States being federal, state or local land, public parks are the most visited destinations for recreation.

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Screenshots of the Oh, Ranger ParkFinder App on an iphone.

Star Chart

This app is definitely one of our favorites on the Best RV Apps list! Take camping out under the stars to a whole new level.

With less light pollution, campgrounds can be great for stargazing. The Star Chart app helps you identify what you see. Is that Orion’s Belt? Point your mobile device to the sky and, as long as the GPS is enabled, the app will confirm how accurate the astronomer in you is.

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Screenshots of Star Chart 4.2.2 for Android.

Star Chart shows all visible stars and planets in the northern and southern hemispheres. This app is a great way to learn about the stars and planets in the skies for kids and adults!

Offline Survival Manual

Useful tips and survival guide app which fully works offline. It was developed for emergency situations (Note: App contains political opinions from the author) but has a lot of helpful information for the outdoors: hiking, learning about nature or camping – great for boondocking.

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Screenshot of Offline Survival Manual on Google Play.

This manual contains information on finding food, building shelters, making fires, avoiding poisonous plants and much more. This app will help you out in a pinch if you don’t have a copy of Gregory Davenport’s Wilderness Survival 2nd Edition handy.

Google Trips

Labeled “Fantastic and Free” by Forbes magazine, the Google Trips app helps you organize travel plans as well as get suggestions on what to do and where to go while traveling. It helps you plan your trip around the time you have and your interests while keeping all your reservations and ticket information compiled in one place.

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A screenshot of Google Trips website.

This one makes it onto our Best RV Apps list because this app is free, it “compiles all your personal travel info (tickets, reservations, etc)”, and “…helps you plan your adventure based on what you’re interested in and how much time you have.” (source)


The app waze is an extremely useful mapping app for avoiding traffic and finding the most efficient route, which is why we’ve included it on our Best Apps list.

Waze is, “the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app.”

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Screenshot of waze’s website.

Millions of people sharing up-to-the-minute information on traffic, congestion, accidents, construction with mapping and redirection functions to get you where you need to go as quickly as possible. There’s even a gas-price-reporting section to help you find the best prices at the pump.


Another one of the best rv apps, GasBuddy helps you get the most of your travel budget. This app is designed to help you find the best gas prices nearby. It’s great for campers on a budget.  Read station reviews (or leave one!), report on prices at the pump and even win gas cards on the GasBuddy app.

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Screenshot of GassBuddy’s website.

Let technology work for you so you can work on relaxing on your trip. While you have that device out looking at your apps, check out some online communities and get a few more tips before you venture out. You might make some new friends to send those selfies to!

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