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Check out the Best Dollar Tree Camping Supplies you should grab for your next outdoorsy adventure with the family! With most of these being just $1.25 you can really pinch your pennies.
40 Dollar Tree Camping Supplies
Here are 40 fantastic things to buy at the Dollar Tree to help get totally prepared for your next campout:
40 Best Camping Supplies at the Dollar Tree
One of my FAVORITE things to take camping with us is these inexpensive little solar path lights. We place them on either side of the tent door so people can see to get in at night after a long campfire or trip to the bathhouse. You can get a few extra to place around your campsite for better visibility – and no need to plug them in!
These little caddies are PERFECT for keeping in the middle of your picnic table to hold all your plastic cutlery and paper plates.
3. Long Lighter
These things can be pricey but snag a couple at the Dollar Tree and you'll be ready to light your homemade fire starters in no time!
We always hang a clothesline when we go camping so we can dry the towels we've used at the lake or bathhouse. And since we camp with a lake nearby, we take the leftover rope with us to tie our float tubes up to a post so we don't float off.
5. Bungee Cords
Bungee cords are great for setting up a sunshade with a tarp over your picnic area. Just wrap one end around a tree and attach it to itself, and clip the other end to the grommets in the corners of your tarp. We also use these to hold floaties together and securing them to a tree so they don't blow away while not in use!
Here I'm putting both of these to use – with my clothesline for wet towels and my bungee cords keeping our giant floaties secure against a tree.
Keep sand, dirt, debris and more out of your tent with a handy little broom and dustpan set!
7. Cake Cover
Use a cake cover to put over your paper plates to keep them from blowing away or getting damp from overnight dew. They also double as a good way to keep the flies off your plate of burgers and hot dogs!
8 . Hefty Pans
These are so handy for cooking over gross grill tops or holding a batch of hot dogs and hamburgers to feed a crowd.
9 . Grill Tools
Speaking of Grilling… Dollar Tree has several great grill tools that are insanely cheap if you want to keep your good ones at home.
At this price, every kiddo can have their own personal lantern to guide them to the bathhouse at night or just keep close by to chase away the boogeyman 🙂
This inexpensive toolbox is PERFECT for making a camping first aid kit – and Dollar Tree even has several items for your starter kit!
Roughing it in the woods can end up causing in some cuts and scrapes – so stock your first aid kit with band-aids, neosporin and other essentials.
Grab a box of matches that will last you for years for just $1.25!
This handy little flashlight acts as a hanging lantern for your tent, clips onto your bag, and has a stand so you can point it at whatever you're working on!
15 . PEVA Tablecloth
Campground picnic tables are about as pretty as the grills. You'll most likely want to cover it so you have a clean eating area. These flannel backed tablecloths are more heavy duty than the wimpy party tablecloths that may rip on the rough picnic tables.
Keep your tablecloth from flying away with these handy clamps!
One thing you DON'T want while camping is ants getting in your food. Dollar Tree has a HUGE selection of inexpensive storage containers to pack up your cooler and hold your s'mores supplies!
Keep your cooking spices in these little bitty containers – perfect for salt, pepper, steak seasoning, etc…
19. Trash Bags
Grab super inexpensive trash bags to take on your adventure and keep your campsite tidy.
20. Food Tents
Keep flies from landing on your watermelon with these handy pop-up food tents!
These go under your paper plates and lend them more durability for carrying those heavy burgers and potato salad. PLUS they keep your plate from blowing off!
22. Camping Dishes
If you want to reuse your drinkware, snag these colorful cup 4-packs for just $1.25!
23. Mesh Bag
Use these mesh bags to dry dishes after you wash them at the spicket – just hang from the corner of your picnic table or tree branch and let them drip dry.
24. Bug Catching Kit
Keep the little ones entertained by the bugs instead of stressing out about them – let them loose with this bug discovery kit!
25. Toy Rake
Okay hear me out… before you pitch your tent you have to clear the area of sharp rocks, pinecones, walnuts and other debris you don't want to sleep on. This little rake will cost you a buck and take up hardly any room in your camping gear!
Plus… the kids can play with it too.
This is one of the $3 items at my Dollar Tree but super worth it to keep kids from whining that they're bored! Set them up to keep the littles entertained while you get dinner ready.
27. Splash Catchers
Whether your campsite has a lake or pool nearby – you can still cool off with this fun toy. Just get the ball wet and enjoy the cooling spray!
28. Tin Foil
Did I mention the gross grill tops yet? The campground we frequent usually have grills provided but they're pretty gross – so I like to cover with foil and poke holes in the foil if grilling burgers or hot dogs. See what I mean about the grills below:
29. Plastic Cutlery
Stock up on forks, spoons etc.. at your local Dollar Tree.
30. Chip Clips
These chip clips will come in handy for about a million things – plus they're cute!
Make cleaning up for dinner a breeze with some anti-bac hand wipes.
Campground water can sometimes be a little bit iffy – so it never hurts to have some extra gallons of water on hand.
33. Chocolate Grahams
Make S'mores even easier by leaving the Hershey's at home and use Chocolate Covered Grahams instead!
34. Camping Cookware
If you need a skillet or pot to add to your camping supplies – and don't want to use the nice ones from home – you could always pick up these inexpensive pots and pans from Dollar Tree. They are part of the $5 section but still not bad.
35. and 36. Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
Grab a quick pack to take along – because you never know how well stocked the bathhouse might be (And you might not have a bath house in your area anyway). Paper Towels are cheap at Dollar Tree too!
Allergies hit different out in the woods – so it doesn't hurt to grab a box of kleenex to keep on hand! Dollar Tree has tons of paper products at reasonable prices.
38. Mosquito Repellant Coils
You're going to be fighting a losing battle with the bugs while you're in THEIR house – but keeping a coil or two lit around the campsite might help minimize the bites.
Clip carabiners to your tarp grommets to attach a rainfly over your tent in case of wet weather.
Here's where we want to hear what YOU would add to the list – what's a camping supplies item that you grab at Dollar Tree?
I'd love to hear your thoughts, and check out my list of 25 items you should never pay more than $1 for thanks to the Dollar Tree!