Data-to-go, GPS and mobile apps
to take the campground data with you are:
We do not
have the data in book form
- Use our CampFone web app in the browser on your phone, tablet or laptop if you have an internet connection (See our MOBILE TIPS) or
- Download the
(below) and load them into your laptop mapping
software - buy "Streets and Trips"** (see note at bottom
of this page) by
Microsoft, or "Street
Atlas" by DeLorme - each about $35. Also, there are now some Android and Apple mapping/routing apps that you can load these data files into your mobile device (see red below), or
- Download the data
(below) and load them into your auto GPS and print the area map for where you are going
- there are far too many campgrounds to show on paper maps and
with good GPS units under $75 why settle for less
maps and directions?
your GPS or laptop mapping software. NOTE: We will be adding to and
these data, so come back here and get a new file periodically for
If there is a discrepancy between the on-line map and the data
believe the on-line map because it is updated more often.
There are .csv and .gpx formats:
.csv files (commas between fields) will open as Excel files, good for
general manipulation. The first 3 columns are for direct input
to Garmin GPS (See our GPS TIPS).
remaining columns separate out the data so you data tinkerers can manipulate them in a
spreadsheet for other purposes - e.g., you might wish to reformat these
on a spreadsheet for your mapping software (DeLorme*, Streets &
Android and Apple apps
The .gpx files (GPS data exchange text file format) are for input to mapping software requiring .gpx format, such as the Locus app for Android and Galileo app for Apple (both function off-line, are excellent and free)***.
Download them to your computer then transfer them to your mobile device. Locus
allows you to specify a url to transfer a data file
directly without downloading (what Locus calls a "remote file") -
in this case the url you put into Locus would look
like: http://www.uscampgrounds.info/poi/westcamp.gpx (replace
"westcamp" with the filename you want)(select "ignore all" when Locus
detects "same name")
NOTE: For information about how to input these to your auto GPS
(Garmin, Tom Tom or Magellan), see
POI-FACTORY (look under "TOP PICKS" for step by step instructions for your device) . If you need to convert to another file format, try GPSVizualizer to convert.
The fields in
below .csv files are in this order: lon, lat,
gps composite field (ie: all the following data fields compacted into
field for a single-field GPS or mapping software display), 4 letter
campground code (corresponds to map),
campground name, type, phone, dates open, comments (COMM),
number of campsites,
elevation (feet), amenities (AMEN), state, distance and bearing from nearest town.
The tags in
below .gpx files are just lat,lon, (4 letter) name and description (=gps composite field as above). IMPORTANT: All of
these codes are explained in the map legend on the main page.
NOTE: The "comments" are sometimes very important.
of these files was March 20, 2014. Left
right click on the files below to download them, whatever works for
you. These files are intended for your personal use, please don't re-distribute them. Thank you.
|WestCamp ('AK','CA','ID','MT','OR','WA','WY') ||.csv||.gpx|
* With Delorme Road Atlas, apparently you need the PLUS verions to do this.
you have Microsoft "Streets and Trips" you can now get all our
campgrounds as part of the "POI Mega File - pushpin
collections for truckers, RVers, and other travelers" at www.laptopgpsworld.com/2595-poi-mega-file-pushpin-collections-truckers-rvers-other-travelers
.Look for "Public Campgrounds" after you download
*** Others you might try are; for Android BackCountry Navigator
; for Apple Gaia GPS