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The Dyrt - Find and Share Great Campsites from a Ground Level View.

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Contact: Gary Schoene

The Dyrt, of Portland, Oregon is a website portal and free mobile app that gives campers a ground level view of campsites across the country, kind of like Google Maps and Yelp for campsites. We are spreading the word of it and our $1000 REI giveaway for campers to participate this camping season.

Photos, videos and reviews of campsites are all provided by campers as they spend time doing what they love. The Dyrt website was launched in June 2013 to gather user generated content and in just over one month, the website has seen a tremendous amount of enthusiasm from people wanting to share their “dyrt”. So far we’ve documented 35 campsites from 13 different states, keeping us on track to reach our end of summer goal: one campsite documented from each of the 50 states. Here is an example of one of our favorites so far:

Colorado’s Gothic Road:

Sarah Smith, The Dyrt’s founder, decided to build The Dyrt because of her own frustration when searching for, finding and reserving good campsites. “I wasn't able to see the ground-level-view of a campsite and couldn't tell what it was really like. I wanted to make the entire experience pain-free, enjoyable and effective. I’ve also found that some of my favorite camping spots have come from friends’ recommendations and The Dyrt will provide a forum for that.”

Right now, The Dyrt is giving away $1,000 worth of REI gift cards to meet their initial goal of at least one campsite listed in all 50 states. As a bonus, each time you document a campsite, your name is entered into a drawing for a $100 REI gift card giveaway happening at the end of the summer. The more campsites you document, the more chances you have to win. Go to to learn more. What’s more, if you’re the first person to add a campsite in a new state, you automatically win a $20 REI gift certificate!

Three Ways to Participate in the $1000 REI Gift Card Give Away:
1. Automatic Winners: The first person from each state in the US to email in a documented* campsite receives a $20 REI Gift Certificate.

2. The Drawing: Each time you document* a campsite and email The Dyrt your data, your name is entered into a drawing for $100 REI Gift Certificate that will happen at the end of the summer. The more campsites you document, the more chances you have to receive a gift card!

3. The Best: At the end of the summer, The Dyrt will review the documentation of those people who documented the most campsites and then give one additional $100 REI gift card to the person who did the best documenting.

“We are super excited to see how people discuss and share their camping experiences online. This time next year, we’re hoping that can happen through The Dyrt app and website. Happy camping!”

For more information: Press materials:


Sarah Smith - Founder, The Dyrt