It goes without saying that technology is a huge part of our everyday lives. Whether you’re using your phone to check Facebook or to check the weather, there’s an app for everything! At Westward Shores, we’re all about making things fun and convenient, so that’s why we think a camping or outdoors app is the perfect addition to any camping experience! Plan your trip with a packing list, discover what stars and constellations you’re looking at, learn about plant species you’ve found, tell the time with a fun sun tracker, and more! The number of apps is endless, but we’ve narrowed down our top 5 that we think you should download for your next camping vacation at Westward Shores!

travel packing list app icon1. CAMP // Travel Packing List and Planner

Packing for your Westward Shores camping vacation is one of the most important parts of planning your trip. Make it easier with organized camping lists in this app to ensure everything is in the car before you head out. Use the multiple-list feature to prep for food, sleep, and activities separately! S’mores✔ Bathing Suit✔Excitement✔✔✔!

merlin bird app icon2. Merlin Bird ID

Identify the bird you saw at Westward Shores and learn all about it with this fun interactive app! Answer 5 simple questions about the bird and the app will magically provide a list of birds that match your description. You can then check out photos, sounds, and ID tips about your bird!

3. Lumos: Sun & Moon Tracker

Want to check to see if the snack bar is open based on the position of the sun? Maybe you want to see where the moon will be when you’re relaxing by the campfire? The Lumos app predicts the position of the sun and moon at any time, on any day, in any place.

4. LeafSnap

On a nature hike ? Snap a photo of any mystery leaf you find, and the app will give a handful of options. You can also save the photo and identify it when you get home!

5. SkyView ($1.99)

Point your phone at any star or object in the night’s sky to find out what you’re looking at! Search out planets, satellites, or entire constellations, too! There’s also an option to see where certain stars will be at any given time! Get the camera ready!


Download the app that suits your camping needs or download all of them!