Phone Apps to Level up your outdoor adventures
If you're going to have it with you, it better carry it's own weight.
Make your phone more then dead weight with these outdoor themed smart phone apps. Work smarter not harder! At least until you lose service.
our top 9 picks
1. All Trails
The All Trails app is a perfect addition to your hikes. It is packed full of trail maps, information, photos and reviews from your fellow hikers. You can also record your hikes and the app will automatically chart your data. If you are hiking a new trail, ticking off your hiking bucket list or just curious about your hiking stats All trails might be perfect for you. The app is free.
2. Pa Fish & Boat Commission
Get mobile access to stocking schedules and streams. Find out information on rules and regulations for fishing and boating in the state of Pennsylvania. This is a free app.
Looking for private campsites? Trying to avoid crowds, campgrounds and get a more catered experience? This might be the app for you, Hipcamp is for booking reservations. This is a relatively new idea, it's a lot like Air B&B but for camping! Read detailed descriptions and reviews of the campsites and hosts before staying. This is a free app.
4. Pa Game Commission
The Pa Game Commission app is a great resource for maps, seasons dates, regulations and more. Find Pennsylvania specific information on the go. This is a free app.
OnXHunt is a fantastic app for GPS, maps, waypoints, and accurate landownership information. We use this app to check property lines and ensure we are never trespassing on private property during our adventures. This is a paid app but you can try it out with a 7 day free trial.
Looking to rent an RV? Search for RV rentals near you using Outdoorsy. The app is free.
7. Fish Brain
Looking for a social platform to show off your fishing skills? Fish brain is a perfect place for anglers to share their tips, tricks, location and their catch. It makes it easy to find new fishing buddies and what fish they are catching and where! The app is free.
This is a fun way to hit the trails, especially with the kids. Use the Geocache app to hunt down different types of caches for fun. Track the geocaches you find in the app and sign the log books in the actual caches once you find them. Who doesn't like finding hidden treasure? The app is free but also offers a paid version with significantly more geocaches available to find.
TheDyrt is for booking campsites. Find campsites all over the country in National Parks, Large Campgrounds and private campsites. Book your camping sites right through the app. You'll find detailed information and reviews. There are incentives for leaving reviews and contests to enter! The app is free.
We have found all of these apps useful, at different times on our adventures
& we hope you do too!
"Business as usual"
In light of current events, we though it important to let you know that River Rock Adventures Campsite will open for the season as planned on May 1, 2020.
At this point in the development of the COVID19 pandemic, Gov. Wolf has ordered the closure of all Non Life-Sustaining Business and asked every Pennsylvanian to self quarantine. However in the comprehensive list, under Leisure & Hospitality, RV parks and Recreational Camps (residential only) may continue physical operations, at this time.
Given our unique attributes as a single-private campsite, the risks posed to our operation is minimal. As the situation evolves and changes with time, we will reassess our decision as needed to ensure the safety of the public and adhere to the recommendations given by the state.
We are hopeful that by then everyone will be starting to return to their normal routines.
social distancing in an outdoor setting
Social distancing is an important tool employed to contain the spread of the virus.
One you should be actively using, even when you are outside.
At this time, it is okay to be outside.
Most PA recreational spaces are still open for public use.
However, all facilities have been closed, this means bathrooms too.
Please adhere to all advice given by the CDC.
Practice social distancing on recreational trails, green-open spaces in nature.
Stay six feet apart and do not hike in groups greater than five.
If you are sick-stay home.
leave no trace
Leave No Trace - More Important Than Ever For Our Local Green Spaces
There is a plethora of therapeutic and mental health benefits to gain from spending time in nature. In this trying time, throngs of people are heading into nature to find a reprieve.
We need to be knowledgeable of our impact and respect nature.
This is a great opportunity to brush up on and teach the 7 principals of the leave no trace outdoor ethics to our children. In this way we can actively preserve and enjoy our local green spaces.
It's a great time to enter our giveaway!
Sitting at home?
It's a perfect time to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a free weekday stay at our campsite.
Find the details on how to enter by reading our blog post titled; Influence This
or enter on any of our social media accounts!
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