30 Inspiring Camping Quotes and Sayings For Your Epic Trip

Seeking some great camping quotes to go with your adventurous days in the wilderness? There’s quite like telling stories around the campfire, with a drink in hand, and staring up at the stars above. Getting out and camping in nature is good for the soul.

Sometimes all you need is a great quote about camping to get you out there. So we’ve narrowed down a few of our favorite camping sayings in honor of summer!

The Best Camping Quotes For Summer!

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


“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.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

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

-Alan S. Kesselheim

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

-Nancy Wynne Newhall

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.”

-John Burroughs

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

– Jo Walton

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

-Henry David Thoreau

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

-John Muir

“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

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.”

-John Lubbock

“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

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

-Claude Monet

Funny Camping Quotes

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


“Campers have smore fun”

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


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

-David Eddings

“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.”

-John Muir

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

-Dave Barry

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“There’s no wi-fi in the mountains but you’ll find a better connection.”


“I don’t need a therapist. I go camping often.”


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


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Great Campfire Sayings

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”

-Bill Watterson

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep…”

-Robert Frost

“In a cool solitude of trees, where leaves and birds a music spin, mind that was weary is at ease, new rhythms in the soul begin.”

-William Kean Seymour

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

-Anthony T. Hincks

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

-Charles Lindbergh

“Life is better around the campfire.”


“Gather wood, build a fire, stay up all night with the fire and stars. Have a little blackberry brandy as you telescope to bring the stars closer in. The sound of the fire, the smell of the fire, The light and heat of the fire will help you, heal you. A campfire’s Paleolithic experience we can all still have.”


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

-John Eldredge

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I know there are plenty more camping quotes. Which ones would you add?

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Natasha is the co-founder of The World Pursuit. She is an expert in travel, budgeting, and finding unique experiences. She loves to be outside, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow on her snowboard, and biking. She has been traveling for over 10 years, across 7 continents, experiencing unique cultures, new food, and meeting fantastic people. She strives to make travel planning and traveling easier for all. Her advice about international travel, outdoor sports, and African safari has been featured on Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest.

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