It’s been a huge summer for camping.

We started the summer with one mission: get campground reviews, and make it possible to know what a campground is like before you get there.

Since June 1st, the results have been amazing: we’ve received over 30,000 submissions in just 120 days! We are now the fastest growing user-generated campground review platform on the Internet.

In the same 120 days, our social following grew from 1,200 to nearly 20,000, and between our campsites, our new adventure travel directory, and our new blog, we had almost 700,000 pageviews in the past 30 days.


What’s Ahead

Our users are phone users, and they are young: 28% are ages 18–24, 34% are 25–34, and 16% are 35–44.

Over 42% of our users submitted reviews via a mobile device, and based on customer surveys the jury is in: the people want a mobile app.

In addition to adding features, we will have The Dyrt app in app stores for the 2017 camping season.

Together, we’re ending the pain of finding a campsite online.

We couldn’t have done this without all the brands who share our mission and contributed $100,000 in prizes.

Thank you to the incredible teams at Wind Warrior, XTRATUF boots, Crazy Creek, Green Goo, Toad&Co, Xero Shoes, LuminAID, LifeStraw, Smith Optics, Mountain House, Ninja Suit, Telic, BioLite, La Siesta, swrve, Lightspeed Outdoors, Buff, Eagle Creek, The Original Muck Boot Company, Cotopaxi, Cairn, Mountain Khakis, Goal Zero, Croakies, Clif Bar, and ColdPruf.

And we’d like to give another special thanks to our Rangers at The Dyrt — all those people who gave their campground reviews and won prizes.

Below are all our September contest winners — click on a contest to check it out.

Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Contest  |  Alaska & Hawaii Contest  |  Arizona Contest  |  Arkansas Contest  |  California Contest  |  Colorado Contest  |  Florida Contest  |  Georgia Contest  |  Idaho Contest  |  Illinois Contest  |  Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania Contest  |  Iowa Contest  |  Kentucky & Tennessee Contest  |  Michigan Contest  |  Minnesota Contest  |  Missouri Contest  |  Montana Contest  |  Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma Contest  |  Nevada Contest  |  New Mexico Contest  |  New York Contest  |  Oregon Contest  |  Texas Contest  |  The Carolinas Contest: NC & SC  |  The Dakotas Contest: ND & SD  |  The Northeast Contest: CT, DE, ME, MD, NH, NJ, RI, VT, MA  |  The Virginias Contest: VA & WV  |  Utah Contest  |  Washington Contest  |  Wisconsin Contest  |  Wyoming Contest

We cannot say thank you enough, so: thank you. Sincerely. From the whole team at The Dyrt. favicon-16x16


Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Sarah is The Dyrt's Co-founder. Growing up hiking, canoeing, and camping in the north woods of Minnesota, The Dyrt is a natural extension of her life experiences. She has traveled to over 40 countries and trekked in Nepal, biked the United Kingdom, and climbed Mt Fuji. An avid camper, Sarah now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Kevin (the other Co-founder of The Dyrt), and the original #DyrtDog, Brandy.