Here is our Motorcycle Camping Gear Checklist to help you make sure your next road adventure goes off without a hitch. There's nothing like the freedom of the road followed by a night under the stars. Don't dampen it by forgetting some important gear at home. This gear checklist covers just about everything you will need to make your trip a success.

Be safe, don't overload your bike. This motorcycle camping gear checklist is for reference only and lists a lot of items. You DO NOT need everything on this list. Pack only the essentials plus anything else you might want for your trip.

We made a handy printable version of this motorcycle camping gear checklist just for you.

Motorcycle Camping Gear – For the Road

For At The Campsite


Personal Items

Kitchen Gear

Optional Kitchen Gear

Clothing items

Information and Documents

  • Maps
  • Passports
  • Memberships (AAA, park pass, registration, etc),
  • ID
  • Drivers license
  • Insurance
  • Money (cash and cards)
  • List of phone numbers
  • Pen and pencil
  • Paper or notebook


  • Cell phone
  • GPS
  • Radio
  • Alarm clock
  • Camera (with spare memory cards)
  • Chargers for devices
  • Extra batteries

*Featured Photo copyright CDamian, 2011. (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Did we miss anything on our Motorcycle Camping checklist?

It's impossible to think of everything when it comes to packing. Did we leave anything off that is an essential item on your motorcycle camping gear list? If we did, please let us know by leaving a comment below and we'll make sure to add it to our camping list.