10 best camping apps for Android

There is nothing like the great outdoors. You get fresh air, exercise, and you don’t even mind the occasional sunburn or mosquito bite. There isn’t a whole lot that mobile phones can do out in the wilderness. It won’t replace your tent or your trusty Swiss Army Knife. However, that doesn’t mean it’s completely useless. Some apps actually are helpful while out in nature. Here are the best camping apps for Android!

Having a compass app in your camping apps collection is kind of a no brainer. This one is pretty good. It’s super basic. There is no nonsense to get in your way. It’s just you and your compass. It’s easy enough to calibrate. It’ll also show your direction in degrees as well as visual representation. It’s also a small install size. There really isn’t much more to it than that. However, that’s kind of what you want in a compass app. Perhaps the best part is that it’s completely free with no in-app purchases or advertisements. You should definitely have this one.


Having a flashlight app is another one of the essential camping apps. This one should do the job. It allows you to engage your LED flash as a flashlight (in case your phone can’t do that already). Additionally, it has a strobe setting. You can set it to SOS or whatever you want it to be. You pretty much know why you’d need a flashlight while camping. It is dark during significant portions of the day. That was sarcasm. Most flashlight apps will work. We just liked that this one has an SOS strobe setting.


HERE WeGo is an excellent navigation app for camping. You can download maps for unlimited offline use. Google Maps can as well. Really, either one works fine for a camping apps list. You can get a map of your area offline. However, for offline support, we actually like HERE WeGo a little more. It’ll work best in public camping areas. In other words, places close to civilization. Those going further out into the wilderness will likely want that BackCountry Nav app listed above. HERE WeGo is also completely free.


If we missed any great camping apps, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!


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