4 Free Apps For Outdoor Adventures

By Terry Ward

One great travel tip is to download apps for travel ahead of time. From exploring national parks to playing amateur astronomer under the starry night sky, these mobile apps make the great outdoors that much greater. Try them on your next adventurous vacation.

1. National Park Service

The official app of 420+ parks.

It used to be, when visiting national parks, you’d have to download an individual app for each park in order to get information on the go. But thanks to the new National Park Service app, there’s a one-stop shop for all 423 national parks. Now, you can find camping information, learn about current ranger-led events, listen to an audio tour, or even peep a live webcam within a single convenient location.

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2. Star Tracker

Mobile sky map and stargazing guide.

You pretty much bring the planetarium with you when you download this app. Point your device at the night sky and it traces constellations and planets in real time on your screen.

3. Red Cross First Aid

Expert advice for everyday emergencies.

Safety first! Available in English and Spanish, this ultra-intuitive app has simple, step-by-step instructions for dealing with common scenarios like choking and concussions.

4. The Dyrt

Tent and RV campsites finder.

Trailer, cabin, RV, and tent campers swear by this app, which details over 1 million campsites across the U.S. Just plug in a destination to see rates, amenities, and reviews.

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