The world of camping continues to evolve as popularity for the great outdoors grows. In this report, data points from Campendium’s active community of over 615,000 campers reveal the latest preferences and behaviors that contribute to deciding on where and how to camp. Whether they are part of the growing group of weekend warriors or have embraced the camping lifestyle full-time, it’s clear that campers are embracing the outdoor lifestyle more than ever before.
Top 5 Destinations for Camping
The most popular destinations in 2021 were found in the west, where campers were drawn to the beautiful landscapes and open spaces.
Who’s At the Campground?
Campers Love Public Land
Weekend warriors spend the greatest proportion of their trips on public land. Private land is most popular among part-time camping families and solo campers.
Top 10 States for Free Camping
Overall, full-time travelers are most likely to use free camping locations, while part-time campers and weekend warriors are less likely to seek out free camping.