About Camping Project

Since 1938, our mission at REI has been centered on getting outside, exploring nature and sleeping under the stars. Camping is core to our passion for the outdoors, and we know first-hand the importance of reliable outdoor gear and products. Our drive to provide you with the highest quality camping gear has always been inspired by your excitement to get outside and use it.

Camping Project is our answer to the question of where to find your next outdoor adventure — we show you where the best camping is, and our community-built maps and guides to trails and climbing routes help you plan where you want to be.

Whether you're looking for the perfect place to relax by the campfire or seeking the solitude of a backcountry getaway, Camping Project will help you discover the best camping nationwide.

We're using your feedback to continually improve upon Camping Project. To start, we're pairing federal campsite data with our crowd-sourced trail and route information. Next up, we'll add the same community input that powers our other Project sites to build a comprehensive guide to reserved and free camping. Check back to see what we're up to!

Pick your favorite activity and visit our other free sites for interactive maps, photos and more!