5 Camping Tables That Make Outdoor Meal Prep a Breeze

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Camping can get messy, especially when you aren't prepared. While sometimes you need to completely rough it (say when you are backpacking) and use a rock as a surface for your plate, some campers like to have all the right tools and equipment to make it feel like an outdoor home. While a camp table might not be the first thing you think of when you are packing your camping gear, it's a pretty nice addition to any campsite if you plan on staying more than a night or two.

So which kind of camping table should you bring along? We've rounded up our top picks and why every camp kitchen or cook station should have a portable camping table

Ozark Trail Camping Table, Silver and Red

This isn't your average folding table! created with the camping cook in mind, this foldable table is an all-in-one outdoor kitchen solution. Complete with a zipped-up pantry organizer and removable plastic sink with a drying rack, this collapsible table comes with its own carry bag, making it easy to transport from the car to the campsite.

Lifetime 5ft Folding Tailgating Camping and Outdoor Table

While it might not look too fancy, this folding camping table is the perfect size for everything imaginable. It can be used as a picnic table, dining table, or even for prep. Heavy-duty with a lightweight design, this is built for durability, accessibility and outdoor camping. It has a 200-pound weight capacity as well, making the surface area perfect for all your gear.

Coleman Compact 27.6" W x 27.6" L Roll-Top Aluminum Adult Camping Table

Maybe you need something just big enough for a grill table. This aluminum camping table is the answer! This square table features an aluminum tabletop perfect for your favorite outdoor activity. Sit four camping chairs around it and play some cards or use it as a camping side table. The easy setup of this camp furniture makes it a breeze to bring it with you everywhere you go. This ultralight folding table also comes with a stylish carrying bag, which is even more convenient than a carrying handle. It's portability at its finest.

Gymax Folding Camping Table Aluminum Adjustable Height w/ Storage Organizer

Go all out with this folding camp table. Complete with underneath compartments for easy storage, this high-quality cooking table features adjustable legs so you can make it as tall or short as you want. Easy to clean and able to hold 45 lbs, this has everything you need to have a stress-free camp weekend.

Tailgating Table- Collapsible Folding Camping Table with Insulated Cooler, Food Basket and Travel Bag for Barbecue, Picnic & Tailgate

While it may not be the kitchen table you were envisioning, this tailgating table has it all: cup holders, a cooler, and a place to put your chips. Pull it out of its storage bag when you bbq and pull up a camp chair. This one is meant for snacking.

This post was originally published on August 4, 2021.