Dad jokes have become so commonplace that the term has even earned an entry in the dictionary: “a wholesome joke of the type said to be told by fathers with a punchline that is often an obvious or predictable pun or play on words and usually judged to be endearingly corny or unfunny.”
We were feeling the need for a serious shot of goof in our lives, so last week we asked you to share your best outdoorsy dad jokes. They aren’t in-tents by any stretch—but that’s the point. Here are the jokes that were received with loudest chuckles (and biggest eye rolls).
Why can’t bikes stand up on their own? They’re two-tired. –@HorribleRyan
Why do trees have so many friends? They go out on limbs for their closest ones. –@DKWhitaker
After lunch, my spouse asked me to clear the picnic table. I needed a running start, but I made it. –@haugheaven
What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh. –@jarvis577
What is a mosquito’s favorite sport? Skin diving. –@MoreLifestyleL1
What did the Atlantic Ocean say to the Pacific Ocean? Nothing. Just waved. –@PointAndLaugher
I like to take magazines along when my family camps, but it creates too many issues. –@johnengle123
I just backpacked The Enchantments this last weekend, and two of us in the group tree-ted the rest of the group to some amazing nature puns. I just hope they didn’t take them for granite. –@AnthonyOnTheMap
Why don’t you see bison hiding in trees? Because they are good at it. –@JasonSteadham
Why don’t seagulls fly by the bay? Because then they’d be bagels. –@imnolansaunders
Why do birds fly South for the winter? It’s too far to walk. –@crazycoach21
You can’t run through a campsite. You can only ran, because it’s past tents. –@DKWhitaker
Why do hummingbirds hum? They don’t know the words yet. –@crazycoach21
Remember, a joke becomes a dad joke when it becomes apparent. Tell us yours below.