Planning A Camping Trip…
Check and Double-check...
Planning for your outdoor camping trip involves a lot more than just picking a date and campsite.
Too often critical decisions and details that should be considered first – are just taken for granted, which makes it too easy for simple little things to be forgotten or overlooked.
This camping checklist should be the first one you start with, and the last one in your hand as you get in the car!
Note: This checklist follows the discussion about planning your camping trip in this Camping Tips post: Planning your Camping trip.
*Links to a printer-friendly page-formatted copy of this list are included below.
Planning a Camping Trip Checklist:
*Does your camping destination require reservations?
Are there extra fees for the activities you want to do?
Do any of your planned activities require permits?
__ Seasonal Restrictions
*Are there any seasonal or time restrictions on any
of your planned activities?
__ Site Access
* Can you drive up to the site with your car/truck?
Access/Departure restricted by operating hours?
__ Water Activities
__ Hiking/Woodscraft facilities
__ Facilities, Services, Resources
* What will be available to you?
__ Water __ Electric
__ Bathrooms __ Showers
__ Laundry __ Fire-rings/Grills
__ Trash Disposal __ Sewage
__ Camp Store/Retail Store
__ On-site attendants
* Do you need to bring everything you will need?
__ Campfires allowed
__ Fire rings on site
__ Picnic grills on site
__ Firewood available
__ Weather Forecast - What is typical for planned date?
__ Insect/Wildlife Issues
__ Animal/Pet Care Arrangements
__ Trip Meal Plans
__ Camp Food Supply List
__ Cooking Gear/Camp Kitchen Checklist
__ Group Campsite Camping Gear Checklist
__ Activities Gear Checklists
__ Personal Gear Checklist
__ Propane/Butane/Fuel/Battery Supplies
__ Medications Checklist
__ Camp Safety/First Aid Gear Checklist
__ Inform Neighbor/Friend of Trip details
*where/expected return/emergency contact
__ Permits/Reservation & Fee Confirmation in-hand
__ All Camping Checklists Completed
__ Final House Walk-through
__ No Boxes, Bags, or gear left behind
__ All appliances/lights turned off
__ Thermostats set
__ Doors/Windows locked
More camping checklist resources:
More Outdoor Camping Checklists:
Personal Gear/Bedding Checklist
Camp Tools and Accessories Checklist
Campfire Cooking Checklist
Camp Safety and First Aid Checklist
Overall Tent Camping Checklist – Doc – Pdf
. Return to Main Camping Checklists Page