74 Camping Quotes & Captions For Outdoor Lovers

These camping quotes perfectly encapsulate exactly why we love camping so much. They also perfectly portray the sometimes humorous side of camping as well. It’s not always delicious s’mores and peaceful sunrises.

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Embrace the untamed spirit of the great outdoors as we traverse through forests, wander by moonlit lakes, and bask in the warmth of crackling campfires.

This collection of inspiring quotes captures the essence of camping. Whether you’re an avid camper, a seasoned adventurer, or a dreamer yearning to escape the concrete confines, these words will kindle the fire within, urging you to explore the untouched beauty of nature and rediscover the simplicity and serenity of life beneath the open sky.

Best Camping Quotes

1.“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

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

3. “Wilderness areas are first of all a series of sanctuaries for the primitive arts of wilderness travel, especially canoeing, and packing. I suppose some will wish to debate whether it is important to keep these primitive arts alive. I shall not debate it. Either you know it in your bones, or you are very, very old.” – Aldo Leopold

4. “Very few things in life can be so exhilarating as a cabin in the middle of the forest and loving life effortlessly while enjoying the smell of freshly ground heaven in your hot cup, in front of a fireplace… Sweet Solitude, you have taught me to live with very little. So very little it turned out to be a luxury.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz

5. “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

6. “I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and a notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real.” – Victoria Erickson

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7. “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker

8. “Cooking and eating food outdoors makes it taste infinitely better than the same meal prepared and consumed indoors.” – Fennel Hudson

9. “My tent doesn’t look like much but, as an estate agent might say, it is air-conditioned and has an exceptional location.” – Fennel Hudson

10. “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

11. “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

12. “Of course, not everybody likes camping trips. I do not myself enjoy them much, because I’m not outdoorsy, or at any rate, I’m not outdoorsy overnight-without-a-matress-wise. There’s a limit to the outdoorsiness to which some academics can be expected to submit.” – G.A. Cohen

13. “Campgrounds are never comfortable. They are merely less awful than other options. In normal circumstances, if told that the nearest available toilet was half a mile away, up a dirt path frequented by animals in gastric distress, one would lock the doors and speed to civilization. When a tent or camper is involved, one is jubilant. At least this site had flush toilets!” – Thomm Quackenbush

14. “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

15. “I got into an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument because then I tried to walk out and slammed the flap. How are you supposed to express your anger in this situation? Zipper it up really quick?” – Mitch Hedberg

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16. “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

17. “What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why I would die of course. Literally, shit myself lifeless.” – Bill Bryson

18. “Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing every year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.” – Jack Handey

19. “Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves.” – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

20. “You get guys around a campfire, and they start telling their stories. That’s the fellowship that they want to be in.” – John Eldredge

21. “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

22. “To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” – Terry Tempest Williams

23. “Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

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Short Camping Quotes

24. “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

25. “The fire is the main comfort of camping, whether in summer or winter.” – Henry David Thoreau

26. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” – John Muir

27. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

28. “Nothing truly wild is unclean.” – John Muir

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

30. “You may be a little cold some nights on mountain tops above the timberline, but you will see the stars” – John Muir

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

32. “Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” – Charles Lindbergh

33. “Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

34. “Any meal is a good meal when you’re on a good river.” – Edward Abbey

35. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

36. “Leave the road, take the trails.” – Pythagoras

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

38. “If I went on vacation, I’d rather go camping than stay in some four-star hotel.” – Travis Fimmel

39. “My fear of camping: I’m convinced bugs will crawl up my vagina and lay eggs. Isn’t everyone?” – Kathy Griffin

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40. “My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” – Claude Monet

41. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep…” – Robert Frost

42. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

43. “The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.” – Nancy Wynne Newhall

44. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.” – John Burroughs

45. ”In the woods, we return to reason and faith.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

46. “Roses are red, mud is brown, the woods are better than any night on the town.” – Earl Dibbles Jr

47. “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.” – Aliyyah Eniath

48. “In a well-ordered universe…camping would take place indoors.” – Morgan Matson

49. “Before men ever dreamed of shelter, campfires were their homes.” – Sigurd Olson

50. “Remember, a good marriage is like a campfire. Both grow cold if left unattended.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

51. “I might ask you one day to go camping, and if you have the desire to dance.” – Paige Lewis

52. “I think camping is one of those things where if you’re forced into it as a child, you’ll probably hate it as an adult.” – Jeremy Irvine

53. “Is it weird that I’m taking Louis Vuitton camping?” – Jessica Simpson

54. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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Funny Camping Captions

55. The s’more the merrier.

56. Life’s short — pitch the tent.

57. Relax! You’re too tents.

58. Feelin’ wild.

59. RV there yet?

60. May the forest be with you!

61. Camp more. Worry less.

62. Born to camp, forced to work.

63. Good things come to those who camp.

64. A bad day camping is better than a good day working.

65. I Googled my symptoms. Turns out I just need to go camping.

66. Camping is the answer. Who cares what the question is?

67. Welcome to our campsite where friends and marshmallows get toasted at the same time.

68. Sleeping bags are the tacos of the bear world.

69. Campgrounds are 5 billion star hotels.

70. Camp, rinse, repeat.

71. Every season is camping season.

72. Weekend forecast: Camping.

73. Life is s’more fun around a campfire with your friends.

74. Snap, crackle, pop.

Ashley Hubbard

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