Some of the best camping tips start with a truth that came from familiar quotes.
We all have our favorite camping quotes … some are inspirational, some funny … all are great!
“And Into The Forest I Go, To Lose My Mind And Find My Soul” is one of the awesome inspirational and funny camping quotes on this list of outdoor quotes that will make you wanna go camping right now! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.
Inspirational And Funny Camping Quotes
These outdoor quotes are even better if you can wear them, drink from them, hang them … you get the idea.
We found the best camping quotes on cool gear making them perfect gifts for your camping buddies … and, yes, you are allowed to be your own #1 favorite camp buddy and put yourself at the top of the list!
Hammock With Accessory Bag
One of our favorite camping quotes is short and sweet … “I’M UNPLUGGING” … it’s sort of a nice way of saying, “Leave Me Alone”
This “I’m Unplugging” Hammock With Attached Accessory And Carrying Bag is great because the attached accessory bag allows you to stay reclined as you reach for your book, drink and sunglasses that are conveniently tucked into the attached bag within arm’s reach!
At the end of a relaxing weekend, just fold it up and pull the string for easy transportation and storage!
Check out the video to see it in action!
Camping Quotes On Signs & Prints
“The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go”
This is one of the most inspirational and famous camping quotes by John Muir and every time I hear “The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go”, I think … YES, yes, I do!
It seems to come up more often when I am having a rough day at the office!
As a matter of fact, I hear the mountains calling right now! LOL
The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go John Muir Typographic Quote In Shades Of Grey Inspirational Typography Art PrintThe Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go. Gold/Silver/Copper. 35 Colours/3 Sizes. John Muir Quote. Nature. Camping Hiking Poster
“Sleep Under The Stars”
Why is it that when we were kids we didn’t think it was crazy to sleep under the stars but as adults, it seems like the responsibilities of life take over our thinking?
Well, I just love the reminder in these prints to “Sleep Under The Stars” whether you like camping in a tent or RV … Let’s just go!
Sleep Under The Stars Happy Camper PrintSleep Under The Stars Happy Camper Print
“I Do Have A Retirement Plan … I Plan On Camping”
I Do Have A Retirement Plan … I Plan On Camping Sign
The really funny thing about this camping quote, “I Do Have A Retirement Plan … I Plan On Camping”, is that years ago it was only retired people who could “full-time camp” in an RV.
Now, it is a popular lifestyle for younger people and families!
I say, start camping early and don’t look back!
“Oh Darling Let’s Be Adventurers”
This camping quote, “Oh Darling Let’s Be Adventurers”, makes me think of Audrey Hepburn and Zsa Zsa Gábor.
Of course, it also makes me want to glamp instead of camp!
I find glamping so inspirational that we tend to make up our own camping with friends quotes as we soak our feet in a warm, soapy foot bath during our DIY pedicure glam camping afternoons!
If you need glamping tips, you can find them in my Cute Glamping Accessories And DIY Glam Camping Ideas And Tips post!
Oh Darling Let’s Be Adventurers Reclaimed Wood SignOh Darling Let’s Be Adventurers Black & White Double-Matted Sharpie Artwork
“What Happens In The Camper Stays In The Camper”
What Happens In The Camper Stays In The Camper Sign
I think it was a Las Vegas advertising campaign that started the “What happens in…” phrase … but … it is being used everywhere now!
What Happens In The Camper Stays In The Camper is a funny camping quote that has special meaning for every family.
Without going in too much detail, when our family uses this quote it is because we are all using one bathroom!
That brings me to a very useful camping tip: be an early riser so you are the first person of the day to use the camper bathroom.
“I Don’t Care How Long It Takes, I’m Going Somewhere Beautiful”
I Don’t Care How Long It Takes, I’m Going Somewhere Beautiful Black & White Double-Matted Sharpie Drawing Artwork
Isn’t it just awesome when someone overcomes a big obstacle in life?!?!
For some of us Type-A people, that challenge can be taking time off to just relax, leave the to-do list at the office and go experience something beautiful!
This “I Don’t Care How Long It Takes, I’m Going Somewhere Beautiful” inspirational camping quote makes me say … Count Me In!
“Life Is Best When You’re Camping”
Best When You’re Camping Box Sign
Seriously … Life Is Best When You’re Camping … and that is the truth.
“Simplicity Is The Ultimate Sophistication”
Simplicity Is The Ultimate Sophistication Danny Phillips Art Print
Can you see me nodding my head right now?
I think one of the things that attracts me to camping is the simplicity of it all.
Leaving the city in the rear-view mirror for a few days of camping is my idea of putting this “Simplicity Is The Ultimate Sophistication” inspirational camping quote into action.
Explore Art Print
Occasionally you just need to “Explore” … period … end of story!
Sometimes the simplest quotes about camping are the most powerful!
“Welcome To Our Campsite Where Friends And Marshmallows Get Toasted At The Same Time”
Welcome To Our Campsite Where Friends And Marshmallows Get Toasted At The Same Time Sign
Many people have a cocktail or two with their friends … they add a campfire and marshmallows while they do it at the campsite!
When it comes to camping with friends quotes, Welcome To Our Campsite Where Friends And Marshmallows Get Toasted At The Same Time, those camping weekends are well represented.
“Be Brave Run Free And Stay Wild”
Be Brave Run Free and Stay Wild Poster Print
As our culture gets more technologically advanced, my heart is crying out “Be Brave Run Free And Stay Wild”!
It is also one of my favorite family camping quotes to share with kids as they turn their eyes away from computer screens and towards the stars in the sky.
“A Bonfire Is Basically Just A Nightclub In The Mountains”
A Bonfire Is Basically Just A Nightclub In The Mountains Funny Sign
The first time I heard this funny camping quote, “A Bonfire Is Basically Just A Nightclub In The Mountains”, it took a few minutes before it registered with me.
Maybe because it has been a really long time since I hung out in a nightclub and at this point in my life I would rather be listening to crickets and looking at the moon than listening to a subwoofer and looking at a disco ball!
“If The Camper Is A-Rockin … Don’t Come A-Knockin”
If The Camper Is A-Rockin … Don’t Come A-Knockin Sign
The If The Camper Is A-Rockin … Don’t Come A-Knockin is one of the oldest funny camping quotes that never goes out of style.
Beyond that, we’ll let the rest of the details stay behind closed doors. LOL
“Live Love Laugh Camp”
Live Love Laugh Camp Camping Sign
This camping quote is simple but still mentally transports me to my favorite campsite just by saying these four little words … “Live Love Laugh Camp” … I just love that!
“Camping rules. Stare at the fire. Listen to the birds. Jump in the lake. Read. Take a nap. Relax. Watch the sunset. Cook over the fire. Breathe the fresh air.”
The Stupell Collection Camping Rules Wall Plaque
This “Camping rules. Stare at the fire. Listen to the birds. Jump in the lake. Read. Take a nap. Relax. Watch the sunset. Cook over the fire. Breathe the fresh air.” wall plaque has a special place in my heart because I think the cute campers are just adorable and because cooking over the fire is one of my favorite camping activities!
This is by far the longest camping quote here but it is one of my favorites because I think it is so true that when so much beauty surrounds us, we have to be deliberate to absorb it fully. “Fresh beauty opens one’s eyes wherever it is really seen but the very abundance and completeness of the common beauty that besets our steps prevents its being absorbed and appreciated. It is a good thing, therefore, to make short excursions now and then to the bottom of the sea among dulse and coral or up among the clouds on mountain-tops or in balloons, or even to creep like worms into dark holes and caverns underground not only to learn something of what is going on in those out-of-the-way places but to see better what the sun sees on our return to common everyday beauty.”
John Muir Quote Art Print Available In 60 Colours And 3 SizesJohn Muir Quote Art Print Available In 60 Colours And 3 Sizes
Camping Quotes On Decals & Stickers
“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost Sticker Decal
Aimlessly wandering through daily life is a no-no, but wandering in the wilderness is encouraged!
I love the peaceful experience and slower pace camping provides. It is during those experiences I say “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” and head out for a bit of wilderness wandering. This is one of the most famous camping quotes and one of the most loved too!
“Go Play Outside”
Go Play Outside Sticker
As a kid I remember playing outside all of the time. Riding bicycles, building forts, catching butterflies … you know … normal kid stuff. Now, as an adult, I need to make time to “Go Play Outside”, and when I do, I am soooooo happy I did!
Decals with fun camping quotes make some of the best camping gifts because they are inexpensive, reflect the personality of the camper … and … they are easy to wrap and ship!
“Camping. Family. Smores. Fishing. Fun. Hiking.”
Camping Family Smores Vinyl Wall Art Decal
Yes times 6! Who knew six little words could make one of the cutest family camping quotes to adorn a wall?!?!
“Camping. Family. Smores. Fishing. Fun. Hiking.”
Oh, and speaking of smores, if you need some new ideas for the old favorite campfire dessert, check out our Campfire Smores Recipes: 10 Mouth-Watering Smore Variations blog post!
And, yes, Tropical Therapy is still my favorite version!
“Keep Calm And Camp On”
Keep Calm And Camp On Wall Decor
To be completely honest with you, I’m sorta tired of the whole ‘Keep calm and —fill in the blank— on’ craze EXCEPT for this one! I don’t know about you but camping really does help me to stay calm!
That’s why I love this “Keep Calm And Camp On” camping quote!
Camping Quotes On Coffee Mugs
“Just Another Coffee Drinker With A Camping Problem”
Just Another Coffee Drinker With A Camping Problem Coffee Mug
Camping and coffee … I can’t have one without the other!
And, for some odd reason, my coffee tastes better at the campsite … It must be the scenery!
So this “Just Another Coffee Drinker With A Camping Problem” is one of those funny camping quotes that really speaks to me!
“Camping Is Intents”
Camping Is Intents Enamel Mug
When it comes to tent camping quotes, the “Camping Is Intents” is soooooooo true!
No matter what type of camping you do, it is always an intensely amazing experience!
“The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go”
The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go Ceramic Campfire Coffee Mug
One of the most famous outdoor quotes from John Muir, The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go, was part of a letter he wrote to his sister Sarah dated September 3rd, 1873 while in Yosemite Valley. Here is the entire letter:
Dear Sister Sarah:
I have just returned from the longest and hardest trip I have ever made in the mountains, having been gone over five weeks. I am weary, but resting fast; sleepy, but sleeping deep and fast; hungry, but eating much. For two weeks I explored the glaciers of the summits east of here, sleeping among the snowy mountains without blankets and with but little to eat on account of its being so inaccessible. After my icy experiences it seems strange to be down here in so warm and flowery a climate.
I will soon be off again, determined to use all the season in prosecuting my researches–will go next to Kings River a hundred miles south, then to Lake Tahoe and adjacent mountains, and in winter work in Oakland with my pen.
The Scotch are slow, but some day I will have the results of my mount mountain studies in a form in which you all will be able to read and judge of them. In the mean time I write occasionally for the Overland Monthly, but neither these magazine articles nor my first book will form any finished part of the scientific contribution that I hope to make. . . . The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.
My love to you all, David and the children and Mrs. Galloway who though shut out from sunshine yet dwells in Light. I will write again when I return from Kings River Canyon. The leaf sent me from China is for Cecelia.
Farewell, with love everlasting
Source: Sierra Club
Camping Quotes On Barware
“Camp, Hike, Cook, Drink, Eat, Repeat”
Camp, Hike, Cook, Drink, Eat, Repeat Cocktail Shaker Gift Set
If this camping quote is even remotely uttered by my husband, I start packing our gear!
You don’t need to ask me twice … the answer is a resounding YES!
I am ready to go “Camp, Hike, Cook, Drink, Eat, Repeat” … Anytime!!!
“Just Another Wine Drinker With A Camping Problem”
Just Another Wine Drinker With A Camping Problem Wine Glass
Some campers like a chilled lemonade, others prefer an icy cold beer but there is still another group that wants to pop a cork and sip a little vino at the campsite.
For that group, the “Just Another Wine Drinker With A Camping Problem” camping quote is the perfect message on a wine glass!
“Another Day In Paradise”
Another Day In Paradise Wine Bottle Hugger
We use this “Another Day In Paradise” camping quote often (when we are camping, of course!)
There is just something about being totally unplugged without the need for a clock that makes my relaxation level while camping incomparable to any other activity I have experienced.
“Be Wild, Live Free”
“This Is My Happy Place”
“Adventure Is Calling”
“Wander Often, Wonder Always”
Inspirational Outdoor Quotes Camping Stone Coaster Set
In my family, when we are having a bad day we often joke about needing to “Go to my happy place” which happens to be a specific camping spot that we have decided is our favorite place to de-stress from city life and escape to the woods for a bunch of rest and relaxation on a camp trip!
This fun Inspirational Outdoor Quotes Camping Stone Coaster Set has four great outdoor quotes and cute graphics!
Camping Quotes On Kitchen, Bedroom & Bath Items
“Camp, Hike, Cook, Drink, Eat, Repeat”
I’m glad I don’t have to pick one favorite camping activity!
It’s just a whole lot easier doing all of my favorites over and over again!
My husband and I don’t always agree on the order but we do agree on the list which means we might have to flip a coin to decide the priorities of the day to “Camp, Hike, Cook, Drink, Eat, Repeat”
Oh, a quick tip … Don’t ever fall for the “heads I win, tales you lose” coin toss gimmick!
Camp, Hike, Cook, Drink, Eat, Repeat Cutting MatCamp, Hike, Cook, Drink, Eat, Repeat Cutting Mat Set
“I Love Camping. Life Is Good In The Woods”
I Love Camping. Life Is Good In The Woods Tea Towel
We just LOVE living in Arizona because we get to camp all year long!
We have an elevation for every season within a few hours of driving from our home in Phoenix … but … our absolute favorite is Camping In National Forests and especially on the Mogollon Rim!
That’s why the “I Love Camping. Life Is Good In The Woods” camping quote makes us happy!
“Home Is Anyplace I’m With You”
Home Is Anyplace I’m With You Terry Towel
One of the best parts of camping is spending time and making memories with friends and family!
The “Home Is Anyplace I’m With You” camping quote could not be more true and it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside!
“Home Is Where You Park It”
Home Is Where You Park It Decorative Pillow Cover
We have a tent and an RV which we have made cozy … just like home!
Whenever we are exploring a new destination, we always feel at home because “Home Is Where You Park It” … literally!
In fact, when we have out-of-town guests visiting our real home, we use our RV as a temporary backyard guest house and everyone seems to want first dibs on sleeping in the trailer!
“Let’s Go Camping”
Let’s Go Camping Shower Curtain
It’s short, sweet and to the point so I say we just take the recommendation and “Let’s Go Camping” … Are you with me?
Camping Quotes On Wearable Items
“Camping Hair Don’t Care”
Camping Hair Don’t Care Hat
Some of the worst hair days happen on THE BEST CAMPING DAYS!
When you can use the “Camping Hair Don’t Care” funny camping quote (and really mean it), you know you are in the zone!
“Livin’ The Dream”
Livin’ The Dream Funny Camping T-Shirt
When someone uses the “Livin’ The Dream” funny camping quote … they are usually loving every minute of their RV camping experiences …
every so often, it is delivered with such sarcasm you know there is something very un-funny about their adventures.
When that happens, I just smile and offer up a plate of yummy camp food I just cooked in my Dutch oven and change the subject!
Happy Camper Crew Socks
The Happy Camper term is one of the most popular camping quotes that has come to define almost any person on the planet who is NOT camping! LOL
That’s okay, we just know we really are happy campers and are not just borrowing the phrase!
“I’m Sorry For What I Said When We Were Backing In The Camper”
I’m Sorry For What I Said When We Were Backing In The Camper Tee
Can you believe this is my husband’s favorite camping quote???
Maybe because it hits REALLY close to home!
We do much better when we are using our walkie talkies so the entire campground doesn’t need to hear I’m Sorry For What I Said When We Were Backing In The Camper!
Camping Quotes On Fun Gear
“I Don’t Need Therapy, I Just Need To Go Camping”
I Don’t Need Therapy, I Just Need To Go Camping Blank Lined Journal
This camping quote might be funny but I personally believe it is a huge cash saver! LOL
Just think of the mountains of money people could save on therapy if they would just take a little time to relax while camping out in nature!
You can jot down a memory or even tally the amount of money you save in this I Don’t Need Therapy, I Just Need To Go Camping blank lined journal!
Shitter’s Full Camper Keychain
Leave it up to American pop culture to come up with the “Shitter’s Full” funny camping quote.
You probably remember the scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when Cousin Eddie (played by Randy Quaid) was emptying his black tank into the storm drain and proclaimed “Shitter’s Full” to his cousin and homeowner, Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase).
I’m Unplugging Hammock
This is the “code word” we use when we are camping to say “Sorry, I just can’t help you with that right now.”
The “I’m Unplugging” quote goes a long way to make sure the camping trip stays light, fun and a work-free zone.
My fellow recovering workaholics will understand the need for this one!
It’s especially helpful when relaxing in a hammock that can speak for you!
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“Home Is Where The Welcome Mat Is”
Home Is Where The Welcome Mat Is Door Mat
Drive, park, camp and put out the welcome mat for new friends and life-long ones.
The “Home Is Where The Welcome Mat Is” camping quote is a favorite with weekend RV campers as well as full-timers who don’t let any grass grow under their home on wheels!
Happy Camper Garden Flag
I wonder where the old “Happy Camper” quote came from?
It has been around FOREVER and somebody learned the secret that camping can make you happy.
I’m glad the secret got out and I have joined the ranks of being one!
“I’d Rather Be Camping”
I’d Rather Be Camping Scrapbooking Stickers
Yes, I resemble the “I’d Rather Be Camping” quote!
Now that I have shared my favorite camping quotes on cool gear, it’s time for me to quit talking and head for the mountains!
Time to go camping!
“Home Is Where You Park It”
Home Is Where You Park It Door Mat
There is no truer quote used by RV campers than the Home Is Where You Park It inspirational camping quote.
My husband always says, life is not about where you are … it is who you’re with.
Camping with your family in beautiful places across the country is an awesome way to experience life!
“The Joy Is In The Journey”
The Joy Is In The Journey Camping Journal
One of the things that makes outdoor lovers different is the time they take to slow down and enjoy the journey rather than just race at top-speed to their destination.
That’s why the The Joy Is In The Journey is a really popular inspirational camping quote that is loved by so many adventurers.
“At One With Nature”
Outdoor Quotes Scrapbooking Sticker Sheet
This scrapbooking sticker sheet is filled with fun and inspirational Outdoor Quotes.
My personal favorite is “At One With Nature” because I really do “feel” nature when we go camping and that is the only setting where I can truly take it in with all of my senses.
“Camping Is My Therapy”
“Leave It Better Than You Found It”
“And Into The Forest I Go, To Lose My Mind And Find My Soul”
PopSockets are a fun way to express yourself with outdoor quotes that are inspirational and funny.
The Camping Is My Therapy funny camping quote is one of my personal favorites because camping really IS my therapy … really!
I LOVE camping!!!
Which brings me to the next outdoor quote that is sooooo true:
And Into The Forest I Go, To Lose My Mind And Find My Soul and after your adventure has come to an end,
the Leave It Better Than You Found It outdoor quote is one I wish every camper held as a personal motto.
Camping Is My Therapy PopSocketLeave It Better Than You Found It PopSocketAnd Into The Forest I Go, To Lose My Mind And Find My Soul PopSocket
Books With Camping Quotes
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