20 Famous Camp Quotes

John Burroughs

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.”

green leaf tree under blue sky

John Muir

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.”

low angle photography of trees at daytime

Alan S. Kesselheim

“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.”

milky way on mountains

Charles Lindbergh

“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.”

landscape photography of woods

Lorraine Anderson

“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”

scenery of forest trees

Earl Dibbles Jr

“Roses are red, mud is brown, the wood are better than any night on the town.”

pine trees field near mountain under sunset

Nancy Wynne Newhall

“The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.”

aerial photography of empty road

John Muir

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

worms eyeview of green trees


“A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.”

orange camping tent near green trees

Edward Abbey

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.”

man and woman seating on gray hammock beside trees during daytime

Theodore Roosevelt

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.”

time-lapse photography of river

Henry David Thoreau

“We can never have enough of nature.”

aerial view photography of rock formation at the desert


“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a camper, which is kind of the same thing.”

white and orange motorhome during sunrise


“I am most alive among the tall trees.”

gray pathway between green leafed trees


“Leave the road, take the trails.”

green and black snowmobile beside black snowmobile during daytime

John Muir

“Going into the wood is going home.”

rocky mountain near trees

Yvonne Prinz

“If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.”

lake near forest

Victoria Erickson

“I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real.”

large tree in middle of forest during daytime

William Kean Seymour

“In a cool solitude of trees, where leaves and birds a music spin, mind that was weary is at ease, new rhythms in the soul begin.”

person in the middle of fogged forest

John Muir

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.


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