40+ Funny & Inspirational Camping Quotes Will Remind You Why You Love (and hate) Camping.

Camping is one of those activities you either love or hate.

Some people would spend the whole summer with their feet dirty and with no access to electricity or fast food, while others cringe at the mere idea of a night without a mattress (and bugs invading their sleeping bag! ugh!).

Here’s a list of funny quotes from both sides of the fence – see in which one you’ll recognize yourself.

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.

John Burroughs

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.

Charles Lindbergh

The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.

Nancy Wynne Newhall

I go camping with my boyfriend having nothing other than ourselves and the birds to talk with is most relaxing.

Jamie Luner

Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored.

David Eddings

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

And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.


The mountains are calling and I must go!

John Muir

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

Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?

Jessica Simpson

In a well-ordered universe… camping would take place indoors.

Morgan Matson

How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?

Christy Whitehead

Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.

Dave Barry

The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.


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

Sleep under a blanket of stars, and your heart will forever be kept warm by your love of life.

Anthony T. Hincks

I went camping for 33 days, and now everybody seems to care.

Colleen Haskell

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

Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.

John Geddes

Life Is Best When You’re Camping.

A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping.

Michael Steger

Camping is something I’ve done all my life.

Stefanie Powers

I love camping, everything about it – tents, the camping stove, sleeping bags.


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

The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping.

Guy Fieri

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

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.

Dave Barry

Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.

Lorraine Anderson

Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.

Edward Abbey

We can never have enough of nature.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Victoria Erickson

A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.

Alan S. Kesselheim

Camping Quotes By Anonymous Authors

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a camper, which is kind of the same thing.

Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.

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

I don’t need Therapy. I just need to go camping.

I Love Camping. Life Is Good In The Woods.

Donating blood, one mosquito at a time.

I Do Have A Retirement Plan … I Plan On Camping.

Camping Is The Answer. Who Cares What The Question Is?”

What Happens In The Camper Stays In The Camper!

Time Camping isn’t time spent, it’s invested.

Hope you enjoyed reading those as much as I enjoyed researching them. If you have a favorite funny, inspirational or poignant camping quote feel free to leave it in the comments below.

Want more snippets of outdoorsie wisdom? Then be sure to check out these 40 hiking quotes.

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