Best Camping Grills for 2022

When you’re roughing it in the wild, you need the very best equipment at your fingertips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. The best outerwear. The best camping gear. The best 5-in-1 can opener/bear intimidator/rodent repellent/self-refilling ice chest/deck of cards that always gives you pocket aces. What, they haven’t invented that yet? Fine, we’ll settle for “best hiking boots” (but we’ve got legal working on that 5-in-1 patent as we speak). Regardless, the same applies to your camp cooking — or should we say, your camp grilling.

The best camping grills aren’t always apparent right from the jump. You need an expert eye, perhaps one backed by 20-plus years of industry experience with a firm understanding of quality, performance, and features… sound familiar? Our experts put their know-how to work in sorting our selection of camping grills, evaluating each based on the factors that matter. We’ll detail a bit about those elements below, then get into our expert picks by fuel type, style of camping, and more. You deserve the very best, after all.

  • Quality - Our stance on quality starts with materials, followed by construction techniques and the warranties that back it all up. Durability is of the utmost importance for any outdoor cooker, but camping grills in particular are prone to taking an extra beating over time.
  • Performance - The whole point of camping grills is to avoid the headache of building and tending an open fire. Therefore, you need a grill that consistently produces even heat without much hassle. Dependable flame tamers and multiple heat zones are bonuses in this department.
  • Features - With the right set of features, your camp-grilling experience can reach a whole new level of convenience. Quick and reliable ignition is a crucial detail, while size, weight, and fuel compatibility matter more than ever because they heavily influence portability.
  • Value - Add it all together, and what do you get? A product’s value, which is often difficult to pin down. But over our 20-plus years of testing and selling grills of all kinds, we’ve found that a hard look at quality, performance, and features is the best way to get there.

Best Overall Camping Grill

Best Propane Camping Grill

Best Charcoal Camping Grill

Best Camp Cooking System

  • Magma Crossover Double Burner Firebox

    What We Love:

    • Pairs with grill, griddle, pizza oven & plancha tops for unrivaled versatility
    • Wind deflector and altitude adjuster keep you cooking no matter the elements
    • A BBQGuys exclusive, available with a 3-year warranty for added protection

    Magma Crossover Series offers full modularity between cooking surfaces, easy storage, and a slew of protection accessories. — Team BBQGuys

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    Honorable Mentions:

Best Grill For Backpacking

  • Weber Q 1200 Portable Propane Gas Grill

    What We Love:

    • Infinite control burner valve lets you dial in perfectly precise temperatures
    • Features a pair of folding tables with tool hooks, adding workspace & storage
    • Cast iron cooking grate evenly conducts heat, leaving few hot/cold spots

Best Pellet Grill For Camping

Best Gas Griddle for Camping

  • Blackstone Original 17-Inch Tabletop Griddle

    What We Love:

    • Included hood sits on the back of the griddle to protect the cooking surface
    • Patented rear grease management system handles most of the cleanup for you
    • Weighs just 30 lbs with a low-profile design to accompany you on the go

Best Camping Stove

  • Camp Chef Rainier 2X 2-Burner Cooking System

    What We Love:

    • Ultimate versatility: a griddle on one side, and a stove burner on the other
    • Wind baffle burner technology keeps your fire lit even in breezy conditions
    • Included regulator & carrying case ensure your grill is always ready to go

Best Camping Oven

  • Camp Chef Deluxe Outdoor Camp Oven

    What We Love:

    • Two brass range top burners & single oven burner create cooking versatility
    • Folding lid provides three-sided wind protection for the burners when set up
    • Can hold temperature at 350°F for 7 hours on just a single 1-lb propane tank