6 Perks for Campendium Supporters Explained
In addition to helping maintain and improve Campendium, a supporter subscription unlocks the following features that make finding a great place to camp even easier.
Campendium exists today thanks to the support of the community. Shortly after the site went live in 2015, we held a fundraiser to pay for operating costs and site improvements. Since then, the fundraiser has become an annual event and we’ve added a way to become a supporter any time of year and as a thank you, we’ve developed some cool features for supporters only.
1. No More Ads
website & iOS app
While we love our advertisers, we must admit that banner ads can be distracting from the content that we all want to focus on. If you are not a supporter, you’re probably seeing a bunch of ads on this page.
And to those of you who are supporters, the only thing you need to do is log in to your account to make those pesky ads go away.
2. Filter by Reported Cell Service
website & iOS app
When someone writes a review on Campendium, they can also report how many bars of cell service they had at that location. All users can see that data on the campground detail pages, but what if you wanted to know earlier in the search process if people had usable cell service at a location? Well, Campendium supporters can do just that by filtering their search results. Current carriers include Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
How do I filter by cell service on the Campendium Website?
Search for a location you would like to camp by entering a city or place into the search box. Once you are on the search results page, click on “More Filters” (on desktop) “Filters” (on a tablet) or the filter icon (on a phone). Scroll down to the “CELL” section and select the carriers you would like to see.
How do I filter by cell service on the Campendium iOS app?
Search for a location you would like to camp by entering a city or place into the search box. Once you are on the search result screen, click on the filters icon in the top right corner of the screen. From there you will scroll down to the “Cell” section and select the carriers you would like to see.
3. Filter by Elevation
Filtering by elevation is useful if you are looking to go to higher ground for cooler temps in the summer, or the opposite in the winter. Some people find it hard to breathe at higher elevations or may have other health concerns and wish to steer clear of locations over a certain elevation.
On the Campendium website, you can dial in how high or how low you want to go in the filters panel on the search results page. Click on “More Filters” (on desktop) “Filters” (on a tablet) or the filter icon (on a phone). Scroll down to the “ELEVATION” section and drag the slider to the left if you want to remove the higher locations or slide it to the right to eliminate the campsites at lower elevation.
All of the features below can be found on the website by clicking on one of these three buttons found in the bottom right of the map on the search results page.
4. Coverage Maps
In addition to cell service reports from Campendium reviewers, Supporters can view an overlay of the Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint coverage maps on the search results page! Simply navigate to the search results page on the Campendium website, click on the cell bar button in the bottom right corner of the map and select the carrier(s) you would like to see.
Wireless service providers network coverage map data is provided courtesy of the Federal Communications Commission. Data is for general information purposes and “actual coverage may vary.” You should be aware that service breaks can occur even in areas that appear to be covered.
5. Public Lands Maps
When planning to camp on public land, sometimes it’s nice to see the boundaries. Navigate to the search results page on the Campendium website, click on the public button in the bottom right corner of the map and select the public agency you would like to see.
Public lands map data is provided courtesy of the National Park Service, National Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Data is for general information purposes only. Please note that private land may appear within a public land overlay. Please contact the appropriate management office to verify boundaries.
6. Favorites on Search
You can save campgrounds to your favorites by clicking the heart on the campground page. All users can view them in their profile, but only Supporters can see them on the search results pages.
Navigate to the search results page on the Campendium website, click on the heart button in the bottom right corner of the map and select “Favorites Only” to see the favorites you have saved on the map. Note that if you don’t have any favorites in a particular area, there won’t be any pins to see.
Your support is critical to the maintenance and ongoing development of Campendium,
and Supporter Perks are our way of saying thank you. 🙏