50 Funny Camping Jokes & One Liners for Campers (2022)

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    Do you love jokes? Do you love camping? How about camping jokes? Camping jokes are a great way to relieve the tension during a difficult climb or just to laugh about while sitting around the campfire.

    Whether it’s a camping pun or a dad joke, you can’t help but laugh at the best camping jokes around!


    two women camping and laughing

    There are some jokes that you can’t help but laugh at.


    1. Question: Why does Humpty Dumpty like camping in autumn?

    Answer: Because Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

    This joke is great for kids!


    2. Question: Why don’t mummies go on camping trips? 

    Answer: Because they’re afraid to relax and unwind.

    This joke is great to tell around a campfire making s’mores. 


    3. Question: What’s a tree’s favorite drink?

    Answer: Root beer 

    This joke is just hilarious.


    4. Question: Why didn’t the elephant bring a suitcase on his RV trip?

    Answer: Because he already had a trunk

    This is a funny play on words that involves elephants.


    5. Question: What do you call a bunch of crows out for camping?

    Answer: Murder within tent.

    This joke is very funny, but you have to know that a group of crows is called a murder.


    6. Question: If you’re in the woods, how can you tell if a tree is a dogwood?

    Answer: By its bark

    This is another play on words that is very funny.


    7. Question: Why do trees have so many friends?

    Answer: They branch out. 

    This is another play on words about trees.


    8. Question: Why are hiking shops so diverse?

    Answer: Because they employ people from all walks of life

    This joke is great for hikers. 


    9. Question: Did you hear about the kidnapping in the woods?

    Answer: It’s okay. He woke up.

    This is a great dad joke.


    10. Question: Why did the fish blush?

    Answer: Because it saw the lake’s bottom

    This joke is funny for fishermen. 


    11. Question: What’s another name for a sleeping bag?

    Answer: A nap sack

    This joke talks about a bag that many hikers use while backpacking.


    12. Question: How do you communicate with a fish?

    Answer: Drop it a line

    This is another joke that is great for fishermen. 


    a group of friends laughing

    Many friends tell each other the same jokes over and over, but they still laugh every time.


    13. Question: Why did the camp warden quit his job?

    Answer: Because it was always in tents

    This joke compares the sounds of the phrase “in tents” and the word intense. 


    14. Question: What did the polar bears say when they saw tourists in sleeping bags?

    Answer: “Sandwiches!”

    This joke says that campers in sleeping bags look like food to bears. 


    15. Question: What do you call a bear with no teeth?

    Answer: A gummy bear

    Without teeth, you only have gums. Just like a gummy bear.


    16. Question: What did the pine trees wear to the lake?

    Answer: Swimming trunks

    This joke makes fun of tree trunks and swimming trunks. 


    17. Question: Where does a camper keep his money?

    Answer: In the riverbank

    This is a joke. Please don’t try to bury your money in a riverbank.


    18. Question: How do trees access the internet?

    Answer: They log in

    This joke is funny because trees can’t actually use the internet. 


    19. Question: What do you call a camper without a nose or a body?

    Answer: Nobodynose 

    Can you camp with just a head?


    20. Question: At a camping site, what did the lake say to the sailboat?

    Answer: Nothing, it just waved

    The lake didn’t have anything to say, so it just waved. 


    21. Question: How do you keep your sleeping bag from getting stretched out?

    Answer: Don’t sleep too long in it

    This one was confusing for a minute, but it just means that you won’t stretch your sleeping bag out if you sleep scrunched up.


    23. Question: How do you keep a Mormon from drinking all your beer on a camping trip?

    Answer: Take two of them with you.

    Disclaimer: this is a joke and isn’t meant to be taken seriously. 


    24. If you ever get cold while camping, just stand in the corner of a tent for a while. They’re normally around 90 degrees.

    A little math pun in this joke. 


    a group of friends laughing around a camp fire.

    It’s great to share a laugh with your friends around a campfire.


    25. I went to buy a camouflage tent the other day.

    I couldn’t find any.

    Camouflage means that you can’t be seen.


    26. George, who lived in Ashland, Oregon, loved his RV, but he also dreamed of going to Hawaii. One day, while walking along the beach, George stumbled over a genie in a magic lamp who granted him a single wish. “I’ve always wanted to explore the island of Maui in my motorhome, but I can’t afford to ship it there. I wish for you to build a bridge from Oregon to Hawaii so I can fulfill my dream.” The genie replied, “That’s impossible. The ocean is far too deep to build a bridge across. Even a genie such as I can’t do it. You have to wish for something else.” George thought for a moment, then he said, “I don’t understand women. I wish to understand how they think and what they want.” The genie paused, then said, “Do you want two lanes or four on that bridge?”

    This genie knows that it’s more impossible to understand women than it is to build a bridge across the ocean.


    27. I want to hang a map of the United States in my house. Then I’m going to put pins into all the locations that I’ve traveled to in my RV. But first, I’m going to have to travel to the top two corners of the map, so it won’t fall off the wall.

    They should try tape instead of pins to save some money.


    28. A young boy goes camping in the woods for the first time with his dad.

    After they set up camp he asks his dad where he can go to the toilet.

    “That’s the beauty of camping in the woods,” the father replies, “You can go to the toilet wherever you want.”

    After five minutes or so, the young lad wanders back to the campfire.

    “So, where did you go to the toilet then, son?” The father asks.

    “In your tent,” the boy replies.

    The boy doesn’t seem to like camping with his dad too much. 


    29. Two new deer hunters decided to separate to increase their chances.

    “What if we get lost?” Says one of them.

    “Fire three times up in the air, every hour on the hour,” says the other, “I saw it on TV.”

    Sure enough, one of the hunters gets lost, so he fires three times up into the air every hour on the hour.

    The next day the other hunter finds his friend with the help of the Forest Ranger. “Why didn’t you do what I said?” asked the hunter.

    “I did! I fired three times up into the air every hour on the hour, until I ran out of arrows.”

    Apparently, the friend didn’t think to check the sky for arrows in case his friend got lost.


    30. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip.

    After eating their dinner around the campfire they retire to the tent to go to sleep. A few hours later Sherlock wakes up.

    “Watson, are you awake?” He asks.

    “Yes, sir. What is it?” Answers Watson.

    “Look up and tell me what you see.” Asks Holmes.

    “I see billions of stars,” says Watson.

    “And what does that tell you, Watson,” asks Holmes.

    “Well,” says Dr. Watson, “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.” 

    “Why? – What does it tell you, Holmes?”

    Holmes is quiet for a moment then says: “It tells me that someone has stolen our tent.”

    Watson is trying to philosophize about the universe, but Sherlock hits him with a hard reality that they’ve been robbed. 


    31. You can’t run through a campsite. You can only ran…because it’s past tents

    This is another pun, but this one is about grammar. 


    32. A priest, a minister, and a rabbi want to see who’s best at his job.

    So they each go into the woods, find a bear, and attempt to convert it.

    Later they get together.

    The priest begins: “When I found the bear, I read to him from the Catechism and sprinkled him with holy water. Next week is his first communion.”

    “I found a bear by the stream,” says the minister, “and preached God’s holy word. The bear was so mesmerized that he let me baptize him.”

    They both look down at the rabbi, who is lying on a gurney in a body cast.

    “Looking back,” he says, “maybe I shouldn’t have started with the circumcision.”

    The rabbi learned a great life lesson that day: never circumcise a bear. 


    33. It was late in the day when a fully loaded minivan pulled into the only remaining campsite.

    As soon as it stopped, the doors flew open and four children jumped out.

    They began to unload gear and worked feverishly to set up the tent. Next, the boys ran to gather firewood while the girls and their mother set up the camp kitchen area.

    The camper in the space next to them marveled at the children’s father, “I’ve never seen such teamwork nor a camp that was ready so quickly. I’m impressed.”

    The father turned to the neighbor and nodded sagely.

    “I have a system,” he said. “No one goes to the bathroom before the camp is set up.”

    This dad has a great system going. His kids don’t slack on getting the campsite set up. 


    34. There were two odd conferences at the same hotel at the same time. One was for camping, the other was for aquatic mammals. They were essentially, more or less, basically, virtually for all in tents and porpoises.

    This play on words is very funny.


    35. My friend and I were out camping in a thick tropical forest. As we set camp for the night, we were being swarmed by huge mosquitoes. My friend, being a person who was brought up in a posh neighborhood, had never seen such an insect and was terrified. After having a hard time spraying mosquito repellent inside the camp and our sleeping bags, we slid into our sleeping bags. He ranted about those flying creatures and thought they would suck the life out of him. As I was about to fall asleep, he let out a scream. I saw fireflies buzzing around us. When I asked him what had bothered him, he replied,” The mosquitoes are back again! This time they have brought torches with them!”

    Apparently, this rich kid had never seen fireflies and was very scared of them.


    36. Teacher: “If I gave you 2 tents and another 2 tents and another 2, how many would you have?”

    Johnny: “Seven.”

    Teacher: “No, listen carefully… If I gave you two tents, and another two tents and another two, how many would you have?”

    Johnny: “Seven.”

    Teacher: “Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?”

    Johnny: “Six.”

    Teacher: “Good. Now if I gave you two tents, and another two tents and another two, how many would you have?”

    Johnny: “Seven!”

    Teacher: “Johnny, where, in the heck, do you get seven from?!”

    Johnny: “Because I already own a tent!”

    Johnny can count, but he made his teacher very mad at him.


    Young and cheerful friends sitting around camp fire and roasting marshmallows

    Jokes are a great way to break the tension when you’re around a campfire.


    37. While sitting around a campfire, a boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?”

    “That’s disgusting. Don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies.

    After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?”

    “Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.”

    The kid just wanted to stop his dad from eating a bug. 


    38. I went on a camping trip with my wife, kids, and mother-in-law. 

    At night, my wife awoke to find her mother gone. Rushing to me, she insisted on trying to find her mother. 

    I picked up my rifle, took a swig of whiskey, and started to look for her. In a clearing not far from the camp, we came upon a chilling sight, the mother-in-law was backed up against a thick, impenetrable bush, and a large bear stood facing her. 

    My wife cried, “What are we going to do?” 

    “Nothing,” I said. “The bear got himself into this mess, let him get himself out of it.

    Some men have a hard time with their mother-in-law, so this guy felt bad for the bear. 


    39. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

    Teach a man to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.

    This might be a joke, but it’s a good way to have some peace and quiet in the house. 


    40. A bear walks into a restaurant and says, “I’d like a water… and some of those peanuts.”

    The server says, “Sure, but why the big paws?”

    This joke is a play on words about a bear. 


    41. The seaside camping trip was so boring that one day the tide went out and never came back. 

    Tides can come and go as they please in this joke. 


    42. I asked my llama if his cousin wanted to go camping.

    Thrilled, he ran off screaming, “Alpaca tent!”

    This llama is very excited to go camping.


    43. The number seven went camping one day.

    He packed his things and he was sept for life.

    This joke is a play on words about the Latin root word for seven.


    44. It only costs a few bucks to get into our local aquarium if you’re camping nearby or dressed as a dolphin.

    For all in tents and porpoises, it’s free!

    This is another joke about the saying, “For intensive purposes.”


    45. I slept like a log last night.

    I woke up on the campfire.

    This person woke up on fire.


    46. Knock, knock. 

    Who’s there? 


    Armageddon who?

    Armageddon cold out here

    This joke is great to tell your friends when you want to start a fire.


    47. God gave us shin bones so we could find trailer hitches in the dark.

    This funny one-liner is about hitting your shin on a trailer hitch when it’s dark out.


    48. A hitchhiker is taken by an elderly couple in an RV.

    During the trip, the husband, driving the vehicle, says “152”, and the couple laughs. Then the wife says “365” and they also laugh.

    The hitchhiker then asks “What’s the deal with these numbers?”

    The old man replies: “We’ve been telling each other jokes for such a long time that we memorized and numbered them all, and now only refer to them by numbers.”

    A few minutes after hearing that, the hitchhiker says “984”, and the couple heartily laughs for quite some time. The hitchhiker asks, “Is it that funny?”

    The old man replies “No, but it’s the first time we’ve heard this one!”

    This couple has started to find numbers funny by referring to jokes with numbers.


    Happy family on a road trip in their car

    Joking with the kids on a road trip can be a lot of fun!


    49. Knock, knock

    Who’s there?


    RV who?

    RV there yet?

    This joke is great for kids to use on an RVing road trip.


    50. Cop pulls over a swerving RV.

    Cop: I am going to have to arrest you for driving while intoxicated.

    Guy: You can’t arrest me, I am already home.

    This guy thinks he isn’t committing a crime because he’s in his motorhome. 

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    Riley Draper

    Riley Draper is a writer and entrepreneur from Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a world traveler, he has been to more than fifty countries and hiked some of the most elusive trails in the world. He is the co-founder of WeCounsel Solutions and has published work in both national and global outlets, including the Times Free Press, Patch, and Healthcare Global. When he's not writing, he's probably on a hiking trip or climbing in the mountains.