Outdoor Activities

The Dyrt aids campground search

The Dyrt has launched a new website that will provide a campground search tool driven by crowdsourced photos, videos and reviews of nearly every campground in America.
Last summer, husband and wife team Kevin Long and Sarah Smith, conducted a small 45-day beta launch that generated more than two thousand campground photos and videos with almost no promotion, far exceeding initial expectations. Smith, co-founder and VP of product and community for The Dyrt, is an avid camper and no stranger to the challenges of researching campgrounds. “I was beyond frustrated with the experience of finding a campsite online, so we set out to build a robust campground database and found a way that will quickly make The Dyrt the number one resource for campsite reviews, photos and videos,” says Smith. “You wouldn’t book a hotel without checking out a review or photo, a campground should be no different.”
The Dyrt is “gamifying” its inaugural summer with a four-month $100,000 Great Camping Giveaway in which users at the state level earn points and win prizes for posting useful campground content and reviews. “The Dyrt encourages all campers to get involved, rewards users for reviewing campgrounds, and in the end, makes finding campsites online easier for everyone,” says Kevin Long, co-founder and CEO of The Dyrt.
Outdoor gear subscription service and Washington brand partner, Cairn, have teamed up with The Dyrt to give away thousands of quality outdoor goods and aid in the improvement of camping search.  “We are excited to partner with The Dyrt and participate in a program set up to revolutionize the way campers search for their next adventure,” says Rob Little, Co-Founder and CEO of Cairn. “Washington’s many beautiful parks and campgrounds foster the outdoor lifestyle, resulting in a great population of outdoor enthusiasts that can benefit from the service we provide here at Cairn.”