The Incredible Jeep Camping Guide

What is the best type of camping?  Well that is easy it is Jeep camping.  If you are reading this then you know owning a Jeep is unique and awesome all in one, it is like no other vehicle out there.

It doesn’t matter if it’s old or new, taking your Jeep on holiday with you is one of the best things in life and it is of course where your Jeep is most at home.


The following are some of my best tips and general experiences that I’ve gained from Jeep camping – or “Jamping,” as I like to call it.

Head Out Off The Highway

When it comes to camping with your Jeep, getting there is half the fun.

With the extensive off-roading capabilities that your sport utility vehicle provides, you’re able to go where other vehicles cannot. Nothing is off limits in your 4-wheel drive: logging roads, back country trails, beaches – you name it!

Being able to get to out-of-the-way places means you’re able to explore – and stay – in wilderness areas less traveled. Isn’t that why you own a Jeep to begin with?

One of my all-time favourite camping Jeep adventures involved traversing mountainous sand dunes south of Florence, Oregon and spending a memorable night under the stars in this hard-to-reach desert-ocean oasis. Had I not owned a Jeep, I wouldn’t have been able to reach this spot.

Some links to help you get started and find great Jeep camping locations:

Jeep Sleeping Options

In addition to being able to get to remote areas, another advantageous thing about camping in a Jeep is the ability to sleep in your vehicle if you want to – or to pull a pop-up trailer for more spacious sleeping quarters.

While sleeping in your Jeep is a convenient and quick option, it really works best for solo travellers due to limited space. Simply flatten the seats, lay down a sleeping pad & sleeping bag, and you’re all set.

Want the ultimate in comfort when sleeping in your Jeep? Check out this inflatable Jeep air mattress! Of course, you’ll need a hitch cargo carrier for all your stuff.


When it comes to pop-up trailers, there are lots of camping trailers that are budget friendly. I’ve found that the newer trailers being sold today – especially those targeted to Jeep owners – are some of the best options out there.

Here is a good overview of Jeep campers & trailers:

Camping Jeep Accessories

With so many amazing ideas coming from the amazing Jeep owners, a general rule of thumb with Jeep camping is that anything goes. Essentially, if it works for you – whether it’s a particular product or even a homemade modification – then go for it! A little ingenuity goes a long way.

There’s an endless array of products targeted to Jeep owners and camping. For example, in addition to the pop-up trailers mentioned above, there are plenty of tent-attachment or extension options to choose from.  Maybe even a Roof Top Tent, they have come a long way over the years, check out our free guide here.

There is an ever increasing number of great Jeep camping accessories on the market – from coolers that conform to your Jeep’s back seat to specialised portable stoves.

There are even hammocks that fit into the cab of your Jeep (with the top off, of course) for out-in-the-open lounging. They’re called Jammocks!

All of these different camping Jeep accessories are designed to make your offroad (and overnight) experience even more enjoyable… in a Jeep!

So, no matter what you take with you and which wilderness destination you head to in your Jeep, just be sure to head out. Period. Trust me, Jamping is the only way to go!

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