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Portable Grills for Camping, Backpacking & Outdoors

Enjoy the flavor of a backyard BBQ anywhere with our portable grills designed specifically for camping and outdoor cooking. We offer compact charcoal, electric, and propane grills perfect for campsites, picnics, hikes, tailgates, and more.

Charcoal Camping Grills

Portable charcoal grills allow you to cook over an open wood-fired flame. Models like hibachi-style grills are lightweight and packable for backpacking. Larger models have adjustable vents and ample space to grill for more people.

Benefits of charcoal grills:

  • Authentic smoky barbecue flavor
  • Heats evenly for thorough cooking
  • Models available for backpacking
  • Affordable to operate


  • Requires charcoal and starter supplies
  • Messier cleanup with ash and grease
  • Less temperature control

Electric Camping Grills

Plug-in electric grills offer convenient camp cooking without needing charcoal or propane. Compact in size but powerful, electric camp grills reach temps up to 450°F for quick grilling.

Benefits of electric grills:

  • Plug into any AC outlet
  • Consistent temperatures
  • Easy cleanup
  • Indoor/outdoor functionality


  • Requires access to electrical outlet
  • Limited for backpacking
  • Less authentic barbecue flavor

Portable Propane Gas Grills

Fueled by bottled propane, gas camping grills make grilling a breeze anywhere outdoors. Propane heats up fast and grills evenly.

Benefits of propane grills:

  • Convenient push-button start
  • Adjustable flame for temperature control
  • No charcoal or ashes needed
  • Models designed for camping


  • Requires propane fuel
  • Bulkier for backpacking
  • Open flame safety

How to Choose the Best Grill for Camping

To pick the right portable grill for your needs, consider:

  • Fuel type – Charcoal, electric or propane
  • Size/Weight – Backpacking vs. car camping
  • Number of people – Grill capacity
  • Features – Adjustable vents, thermometer, ignition type
  • Build quality – Materials, durability
  • Accessories – Spatulas, grilling tools
  • Safety – Following proper use guidelines

Shop our top-rated collection of affordable, rugged grills built for camping convenience. Enjoy the barbecue experience anywhere outdoors!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most portable type of camping grill?

For backpacking, hibachi-style charcoal grills are the most compact and lightweight option. Propane grills and electric grills are better suited for car camping.

Are grills allowed at most campsites?

Most campgrounds allow propane and charcoal grills, as long as fire bans are not in effect. Always check rules first.

What food can you cook on a camping grill?

Hot dogs, burgers, kebabs, steaks, chicken, shrimp, sandwiches, fish, veggies – anything you would grill at home.

How do you prevent flare-ups on a grill?

Trim excess fat from meats, use cooking sprays/oils, adjust heat, and move food around the grill surface to prevent flare-ups.

How should you dispose of coals after grilling?

Allow coals to fully extinguish and cool before disposing. Pour water if needed. Never leave used coals unattended.