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55 Inspiring Camping Quotes and Captions

These camping quotes are perfect if you’re looking for inspiration to get out into the wild!

Camping is one of the most fun activities you can do whether you’re travelling or not. This collection of quotes about camping will provide you with plenty of wanderlust and inspiration to go camping again or for the first time!

We’ve included some funny camping quotes that will make you smile and some camping captions for Instagram you can use to go along with all the amazing photos you’ll get on your trip!

So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

Best Camping Quotes

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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“If I went on vacation, I’d rather go camping than stay in some four-star hotel… My friends treat me the same at home. They just want to sit down with you and have a beer.” – Travis Fimmel

“I prefer the simple things and I love walking in the countryside, or going camping… but simplicity is hard. It’s easier to over-complicate things.” – Bill Bailey

“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” – Dave Barry

“Camping is something I’ve done all my life.” – Stefanie Powers

“I like camping.” – Keir Gilchrist

“I’m really an outdoorsy girl. People think I can’t go anywhere without getting all primped up, but I love to go camping, and I’m totally fine with not doing my hair or makeup, not taking a shower and just hiking.” – Vanessa Hudgens

“Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing.” – Ric Keller

“My sport is biking. I’m not much of a gym person, but I like being outside – hiking, canoeing, camping.” – Diane Kruger

“I never camped as a kid, but I really got into camping and sleeping outdoors. I’ve also done some amazing river floats in New Mexico and Idaho. It’s peaceful and awesome.” – Conor Oberst

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Sleep under a blanket of stars, and your heart will forever be kept warm by your love of life.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping.” – Michael Steger

“I never cared about money. When I was at school, I never wanted a car. I was focused on sports, studies, camping, being outdoors.” – Henry Paulson

“I love camping, everything about it – tents, the camping stove, sleeping bags. I’m obsessed with technology, be it synthesizers and speakers or tents and Gore-Tex.” – Shura

“Many families are planning summer vacations and in Canada, camping is a very popular way to spend those long summer nights!” – Hilary Farr

Inspiring Camping Quotes

“The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed.” – John Muir

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“Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.” – Larry Wilcox

“I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of fantastic people, from royalty to rock stars. I’ve also been known to be a bit of a daredevil, so I’ve tried to explore extreme travel and adventure – scuba-diving in an arctic glacier and camping in the Himalayas.” – Cynthia Rowley

“We take it for granted that we can see at all times of day and night. But there was a time, not all that long ago, in the age before electricity, when night brought total darkness – and with it, a not-so-small amount of terror. We get a sense of this when we go camping or when there’s a power outage, and our fear of the darkness is primal.” – Jake Halpern

“There is nothing worse, after days of falling asleep by a babbling brook and waking up to a choir chirping birds, than to go inside a house with insulated walls and an obstructive roof. This torturous invention, a cage, a box, prevents you from seeing or hearing anything of natural importance. Make time to free yourself and find a bit of nature.” – Katherine Keith

“The camp is the space that is opened when the state of exception begins to become the rule.” – Giorgio Agamben

“I’d like to go on a hardcore safari in Africa, something off the beaten track with anti-poaching people and camping out in the savannah.” – Dominic Monaghan

“I went camping in the Maasai Mara and we moved site every night. I had no idea how spectacular it would be, how removed from ordinary life, or how many animals we would see.” – Georgina Chapman

“Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.” – John Geddes

“I like going to museums and stuff, but I also like going out and doing lots of physical activity like camping and hiking. I like doing stuff that I’ve never done before. Curiosity is a big thing. Usually, it means that people are intelligent and that they want to learn stuff about the world.” – Nicholas D’Agosto

“I have this dream of what I ultimately want my life to be like, and it involves a lot of quaint activities like cooking and canoeing and camping and hiking.” – Hannah Kearney

“When I’m not acting, I’m usually sailing or camping or exploring or travelling or spending time in New Zealand.” – Martin Henderson

“When I was growing up, my dad and I would go hunting and camping every weekend. Like everyone in my family, he is an amazing cook, and I’ve tried to learn a lot from all of them.” – Zac Brown

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings.” – John Muir

“The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.” – Ellen Burns Sherman

“I’m from Canada, so I did a lot of camping and rafting growing up.” – Caterina Scorsone


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Funny Camping Quotes

“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” – Dave Barry

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“You need to think Gucci when you are camping – make things as luxurious as you can.” – Charley Boorman

“If you’re not in New York, you’re camping out.” – Thomas Dewey

“Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.” – George Carlin

“Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?” – Jessica Simpson

“Camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” – Yvonne Prinz

“I’ve been camping and stuff, but if you left me in the woods I’d probably just curl up and cry until someone found me.” – Norman Reedus

“The normal storyline of a horror film or a slasher film is the young, beautiful college folks go camping and get systematically killed by the person in a mask. So that’s how it normally is.” – John Schneider

“I married a woman who loves to camp, and I am what you would call indoorsy… My wife always brings up, Camping’s a tradition in my family. Hey, it was a tradition in everyone’s family ’til we came up with the house.” – Jim Gaffigan

“My camping days are over, but I might consider glamping.” – Christine Feehan

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” – Dave Barry

Inspiring Camping Captions

Mountains covered in snow above Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown

A bad day camping is better than a good day working

Stay wild

Fresh air, good company, and a warm campfire

Camping is the answer no matter the question

Life is better around the campfire

Camping hair, don’t care

Keep calm and camp on

What happens in the camper, stays in the camper

Happy campers

Camping is my therapy

There’s no wi-fi in the mountains, but you’ll find no better connections

Life is best when you’re camping

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