70+ Funny Camping Quotes for Inspiration and Laughter

Camping is an excellent way to connect with nature, explore, and relax. Read the funniest camping quotes to inspire and make you laugh.

Tent next to a tree.
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Camping is one of the best ways to experience nature.

For over 100 years, people have been camping at one of the more than 130 National Parks.

Spending time in the wilderness is rejuvenating and offers many outdoor activities.

Aside from being in nature, you can also camp to disconnect from technology and learn new skills. It’s an excellent activity.

The following are funny camping quotes to inspire you and make you laugh.

Share them while you’re sitting around the campfire.

Hilarious and inspiring camping quotes

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

2. “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

3. “If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” -Yvonne Prinz

Funny camping quote by Yvonne Prinz.
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4. “There’s no Wi-Fi in the mountains, but you’ll find no better connection.” -Unknown

5. “I enjoy doing fun things outdoors with my son to stay in shape. We like camping together. After a weekend in the woods, I’m sorer than after a week at the gym!” -Beth Riesgraf

6. “What happens around the campfire gets laughed about all year.” -Unknown

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

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

9. “You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” -Alan Alda

10. “The wilderness is healing, a therapy for the soul.” -Nicholas Kristof

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

12. “The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition.” -Unknown

13. “The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband’s family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp.” -Sarah Wayne Callies

14. “Keep calm and camp on.” -Unknown

15. “Home is where you pitch your tent.” -Unknown

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

Funny camping quote by John Geddes.
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17. “Having a campfire and roasted marshmallows, to me that sounds like Heaven.” -Randy Orton

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

19. “It is easier to throw sticks on the campfire then to try to restart it when it goes out.” -Cynthia Lewis

20. “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

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

22. “Time camping isn’t time spent, it’s invested.” -Unknown

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

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

25. “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

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

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

28. “Camping is great for when you’re craving a horrible night’s sleep.” -Unknown

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

30. “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

31. “I don’t need therapy. I just need to go camping.” -Unknown

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

33. “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

34. “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

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

36. “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” -Walt Whitman

37. “The woods are lovely, dark, and deep…” -Robert Frost

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

39. “Escape to nature is not only a simple escape from stupidities in the city, but also a great refreshment to better fight fools and stupidities when you return to the city!” -Mehmet Murat Ildan

40. “I know how to make a little bonfire, fight off some coyotes, or whatever we got to do.” -Colton Underwood

41. “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

42. “I’d rather be in a tent than in a house.” -Mary Leakey

Funny camping quote by Mary Leakey.
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43. “Leave the road, take the trails.” -Unknown

44. “As social animals, we need to exchange juicy tales about someone – to connect with one another. For millions of years our forebears must have sat around the campfire, whispering about everyone they knew.” -Helen Fisher

45. “Camping is donating blood. One mosquito at a time.” -Unknown

46. “The fire is the main comfort of camp, whether in summer or winter.” -Henry David Thoreau

47. “May the forest be with you.” -Unknown

48. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir

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

50. “The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.” -Daniel J. Rice

51. “Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.” -Stephen King

52. “When you are facing the wilderness on your own, you have a totally different attitude to someone who works in government or who has a monthly cheque.” -Rick Santelli

53. “A bonfire is basically just a nightclub in the mountains.” -Unknown

54. “Good things come to those who camp.” -Unknown

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

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

57. “What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die, of course.” -Bill Bryson

58. “Once all the power goes out, there will still be human beings standing together around a campfire, playing acoustic guitars.” -Jim James

59. “Life’s best when you’re camping.” -Unknown

60. “The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.” -Nancy Newhall

61. “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” -Theodore Roethke

62. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” -William Shakespeare

63. “Camping because therapy is expensive.” -Unknown

64. “You don’t have to be crazy to camp with us. We can train you.” -Unknown

65. “The wok is one of my favorite things to work with when I’m camping. Outdoor cooking is not just about hot dogs and hamburgers. There are so many styles of food you can make.” -Guy Fieri

66. “I went camping for 33 days, and now everybody seems to care.” -Colleen Haskell

67. “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

Funny camping quote by Norman Reedus.
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68. “Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?” -Jessica Simpson

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

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

71. “I go to camp every summer for seven weeks and it’s like sleepaway camp.” -Noah Schnapp

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