Camping Checklist

Packing for your campng trip doesn't have to be difficult with help from Enterprise. We've compiled this helpful packing list for your next outdoor adventure. You'll be one happy camper with this comprehensive list of campsite must-haves. 

Whether you’re camping in a state or national park, a private campground, or just setting up a tent in the backyard, you’ll need supplies to get you through each night. Use these helpful packing lists to make sure you don’t forget anything important (like that bug spray.) From personal hygeine items to campsite essentials, we've covered all your must-have items. You'll also find information on the best cars to go camping with, helpful FAQs and road trip inspiration for your next adventure. Select a topic to see more. 

Campsite Items

  • Tent and stakes (Don’t forget a mallet to hammer down the stakes!)
  • Water and reusable bottle (If your campsite doesn’t have drinkable water, you’ll need to bring your own or bring equipment to treat water)
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow
  • Flashlight (With extra batteries)
  • Camp table and chairs (If not provided at campground)
  • Compass
  • Entertainment (Books, magazines or music player)
  • Games and toys (A must-have when younger kids get fussy)
  • Plastic bins to store items

Kitchen Items

  • Stove and fuel
  • Pots and/or pans for cooking
  • Kitchen utensils (Like forks, knives, spoons, bottle opener and can opener)
  • Plates, bowls, mugs and cups
  • Cutting board
  • Cooler (Don’t forget ice!)
  • Wash bin
  • Dish soap and sponge (Check your campsite for regulations on cleaning products)
  • Trash and recycling bags
  • Dish towels

Personal Items

  • Clothes (Like shirts, shorts, pants, undergarments, jacket and pajamas)
  • Hiking shoes and socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella or poncho
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toiletry kit (Including toothbrush and toothpaste)
  • Prescription medications
  • First-aid kit
  • Sun and bug protection
  • Debit card, credit card and/or cash
  • Driver’s license (Or other form of ID)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Campsite reservation confirmation (Some locations require it onsite)

Best Vehicle for Camping

2-Door Jeep

2 is better than 1 with a 2-door jeep from Enterprise. Bring a friend and exmplore more of the great outdoors in rugged style. 

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4-Door Jeep

Bring the family along for the adventure in a 4-door jeep. With more room for luggage, you can bring everything you need for your campsite. 

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Pack everything on your camping checklist in an SUV rental from Enterprise. Our SUVs offer plenty of flexibility with seating capacity, power, and luggage room. 

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