Campendium in the Press

Jun 19, 2020 |

Campendium in the Press

By Campendium

Sunset Magazine

This Travel App Added a ‘Smoke Map’ to Keep Campers Safe During Wildfire Season

June 7, 2022 – “Campendium, a popular crowd-sourced and editorially-curated app that offers campers, RVers, and road trippers end-to-end planning tools, announced the installation of the “Smoke Map” to their platforms to keep outdoor enthusiasts up to speed as another season of wildfires begins to rear its ugly head throughout the West’s already-ravaged landscapes.”

Smithsonian Magazine

Taking a Road Trip During the Pandemic? Consider Camping (Legally) on Private Land

August 3, 2020 – “Campendium provides listings of free overnight RV parking and tent camping sites from Maine to the Mojave Desert. While these aren’t on private lands, some—such as trailside in Moab, Utah, or along the sands at the Mouth of the Rio Grande River in Texas—feel equally as exclusive.”

USA Today

RVing for the first time? 8 tips for newbies I wish I’d known during my first trip

July 20, 2020 – “Campendium is like a Yelp for RVers that provides honest reviews and detailed information on middle-of-nowhere spots to boondock or pay to camp.”

AZ Central

Renting an RV: A beginner’s guide to prices, options, what to bring and where to go

July 15, 2020 – “Campendium lets you search for both paid sites and free campgrounds for dry camping,”

Real Simple

RV Rentals Are Booming for Summer 2020—Here’s How to Get in on This Road Trip Alternative

June 17, 2020 – “Young also notes that websites like Harvest Hosts and Campendium are great options for finding dispersed camping locations around the country.”

Condé Nast Traveler

Camping in California Officially Reopens Today

June 12, 2020 – “Lastly, if you’re hoping to RV camp, know that there are a handful of campsites at state and national parks specifically for RVs, in addition to RV-friendly spots at other sites. Campendium is a great resource for finding and comparing sites, though you can also check out HipCamp and Harvest Hosts, too.”

The Gear Brain

Best options for finding camping and RV locations this summer

June 12, 2020 – “Campedium is updating its site daily as new campgrounds open this summer. You can search for available locations based on cities and states, and there are reviews on each location left by previous campers including photos of how they found the sites as well.”


This Is the State of Outdoor Rec During Summer 2020

June 11, 2020 – “According to the booking site Campendium, as of June 1, a reported 18 states have park campgrounds that are either closed, off-limits to out-of-state visitors, or planning staggered openings.”

Washington Post

Camping is back, with fewer people and activities and more cleaning and waiting

June 5, 2020 – “As of June 1, about 80 percent of campgrounds, RV parks and camping locations on Campendium — a Web app listing about 30,000 campsites throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico — were open, according to Leigh Wetzel, co-founder of Campendium.”


Find a Hookup or Site for Your RV in Four Easy Steps

June 4, 2020 – “It’s not as useful as sites like Campendium, where you can filter your search for campsites that are verified to be open and you can look for the elements listed above.”

Condé Nast Traveler

A Beginner’s Guide to Renting an RV

June 3, 2020 – “Campendium is useful tool for sorting campgrounds throughout the country by location, price, variety of hookups, and even cell reception (the latter is for members only), with loads of reviews from other users.”


RV Rentals and Sales Are Soaring as People Plan Alternate Vacations

May 29, 2020 – “Campendium is a favorite; it’s like a Google Maps for camping. It shows you everywhere you can park including boondocking. That’s when you don’t have a specific slot, you just pull off into national forest or public land. That is a great way to experience camping. It’s usually very private, out in the woods by yourself.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Time to hit the road in an RV?

May 29, 2020 – “For more places to stay, visit You choose your preferred area from the map provided, and locate listings of campgrounds open and temporarily closed, “pay” camping areas (choose your price range), and “free” camping areas (usually dry-camping, i.e. no services, though some provide water and electricity).”

Business Insider

The best RV rentals

May 26, 2020 – “This is called ‘dry camping’ or ‘boondocking’ and is usually free of charge. You can find these locations on the website for the United States Forest Service or Campendium.”

Washington Post

An RV retirement is still possible. Just expect to spend more time in your own driveway.

May 20, 2020 – “Thirty state park campground systems remain closed, have delayed opening or are open to state residents only, and 37 percent of campsites nationally are still shut down, according to online RV resource Campendium.”

Salt Lake Tribune

Camping in Utah’s state parks may have gotten safer — but the upgrade will cost you

May 11, 2020 – “In total, Campendium estimates 40% of all its listed campgrounds, which include many in chain campgrounds, national forests and on BLM lands, have shuttered or delayed opening. That’s down from a high of 46% on April 20.”

New York Times

Sheltering in Place in an R.V. Is Not as Fun as It Sounds

May 1, 2020 – “Leigh Wetzel, co-founder of Campendium, an online resource with 27,600 campsites in its database, said that as of March 20, 9 percent of those sites were closed. A month later it was 46 percent.”