Camp Site List: Chile

All of these campgrounds can be found on iOverlander.

Los Abuelos

Date Visited: 11/17/2014



Location: -22.90598, -68.20464 (Altitude: 7940 feet)

A fairly nice (but pricey) campground outside of San Pedro. It cost us 20,000 a night for camping. They have nice clean bathrooms and a pool. Not worth the $33 US they charge. Soccer match on small soccer area next to camping area went on past 11:30pm. Most expensive camping since US.

Internet: Yes – Average
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: Yes – At Sites
Water: No
Restaurant: Unknown
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Antofagasta Desert Bush Camp

Date Visited: 11/17/2014



Location: -23.47929, -70.28859 (Altitude: 3051 feet)

We were looking for a quiet place to stay near Antofagasta and this place fit the bill. We clearly weren’t the first campers here so you might have visitors on weekend but we did not see a person our car the entire time. Far enough from the highway to avoid the noise surrounded by dunes super dark and quiet. Mild wind. Free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Mano Del Desierto Bush Camp

Date Visited: 11/18/2014



Location: -24.16930, -70.17086 (Altitude: 4078 feet)

Right next to Mano Del Desierto you will see all sorts of dirt roads leading off into the desert. We followed one until we had a great view and were far enough from the highway that the noise wouldn’t bother us. Free but no amenities. A bit windy but as soon as sun goes down it stops.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Playa Blanca North End, NP Pan Azucar

Date Visited: 11/19/2014



Location: -26.17346, -70.66069 (Altitude: -26 feet)

We camped at the north end of this beach and although it was overcast it was very peaceful and beautiful. Just a parking lot really, no amenities except a trail to the beach. Free. NP seemed practically abandoned while we visited it, so we never even paid an entrance fee. Signs said the park is only manned in January and February. Signs also said no pets but it probably isn’t enforced strictly. As this is more of a parking lot, I’m not sure it’s a good spot for tents. Probably better to stick to the real camping areas. Might be busier on weekend.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Vallenar Hills Bush Camp

Date Visited: 11/20/2014



Location: -28.34496, -70.77718 (Altitude: 1867 feet)

Just outside of Vallenar off the C-440 we wandered down some dirt roads and made a bush camp our of it. Gotta love the Atacama-just park where you’d like and camp. No amenities at this spot but it’s very quiet and private and we had a nice sunset.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Monumento Natural Pichasca

Date Visited: 11/21/2014



Location: -30.39684, -70.88141 (Altitude: 2530 feet)

The ranger allowed us to camp in the parking lot here for free with the purchase of our tickets. There are three other campgrounds in town near the river that probably have better amenities but also carry Chilean camping prices. There are areas to sit, grill and hang out and bathrooms. Very peaceful at night.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Non-Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Mamalluca Bush Camp

Date Visited: 11/22/2014



Location: -30.01192, -70.68628 (Altitude: 2608 feet)

We pulled off the road a few kilometers from the observatory. Had a nice sunset and great view of the valley. Free but no amenities. We were here on a Saturday and there were a few teens coming up to party around the area. Better during the week I think.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Observatorio Cruz del Sur

Date Visited: 11/23/2014



Location: -31.19988, -70.99980 (Altitude: 3655 feet)

This is the parking lot for the Cruz del Sur observatory. You can arrange a tour in the nearby town. It was cloudy the night we were here so we skipped it. Overall nice and quiet, breezy as the sun set. No one ever came over and asked about a ticket, very mellow place. Nice camp spot. Free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

COPEC Station Quilimari

Date Visited: 11/24/2014



Location: -32.07823, -71.51747 (Altitude: 141 feet)

We just stopped at this Copec station for lunch and to use the bathroom. It’s similar to the other fancy Copec stations in Chile. Nice bathrooms, a small restaurant, showers for 500P, lots of room to park, and reasonable fuel prices. There is also a playground for kids. It overlooks the ocean.

Internet: Yes – Average
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: No
Water: Non-Potable
Restaurant: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Pichicuy Beach

Date Visited: 11/24/2014



Location: -32.34545, -71.44882 (Altitude: 36 feet)

This is a pretty awesome pirate camp spot. We aired down and opted to drive up on the beach but there are other spots right behind the dunes that any 2wd car can get to. No amenities but the price is free. Quiet at night, could barely hear highway noise above the sound of the surf.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Luna Sonrisa

Date Visited: 11/28/2014



Location: -33.04356, -71.62985 (Altitude: 289 feet)

First off, this place doesn’t have parking or camping. We state here because a guide book recommended it and we wanted to be close to the heart of Valparaiso. It had hot showers, extremely fast internet, and the owner writes guide books for South America so he is incredibly helpful. The location is great, and our private room was fine.

Internet: Yes – Fast
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: Yes – At Sites
Water: Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Kitchen: Yes

Parque Nacional La Campana Campground

Date Visited: 11/28/2014



Location: -32.93219, -71.08148 (Altitude: 1411 feet)

This is a great campsite at the northern side of Parque Nacional La Campana. There are hiking trails and waterfalls nearby. It cost 2,500P/person to enter the park and camping was 6,000P/night but we stayed two nights and they did not make us pay for second night.Each site has a table and BBQ area, plenty of room for parking your rig or setting up a tent. They say no dogs but we saw locals with dogs camping. Lots of great spots for bikers and tent campers.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Cold
Electricity: No
Water: Non-Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Copec Truck Stop

Date Visited: 11/30/2014



Location: -32.84215, -71.00289 (Altitude: 1204 feet)

Another beautiful Copec station with free wifi, loads of parking, and hot showers for 500P (men only). We didn’t spend the night here but there is plenty of parking if you wanted to.

Internet: Yes – Average
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: No
Water: Non-Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Snow Refugio Wild Camp

Date Visited: 11/30/2014



Location: -32.82915, -70.07913 (Altitude: 11719 feet)

The views up to the pass were so stunning we decided to stop for the night. VERY cold, in snow line. Tent campers could go inside building, looks like it is set up for hikers. Stunning views. Beware of altitude if you are coming from sea level, well over 11,500 feet.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Camping Heuchulafken

Date Visited: 01/06/2015



Location: -39.77652, -71.95910 (Altitude: 597 feet)

A basic “campsite” but right on the lake with view of snowy volcanos. Fire pits and tables and very rustic pit toilets. Sign said 5000p per vehicle and 2500p per. We were here alone with the giant cows on a warm sunny windless day and it was really relaxing aside from the price. There was nobody here running the place but a Mapuche woman came and collected 10,000p for the night! Way too much for what you get, but we were all set up and did not want to move. The other bush camp next to this is a dirt pull out next to road with no view or privacy.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Pit Toilets
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Camping Los Alamos

Date Visited: 01/08/2015



Location: -41.53607, -73.04155 (Altitude: 36 feet)

A decent campground about 15k outside of Puerto Montt. Big rigs, I just don’t think you’ll fit here- sorry. Sites are small and a bit cramped and slopey. Showers were hot, but we needed the owner to turn on hot water, so ask if they are cold. Price was 7k/night for the two of us. Internet was sketchy- fast at times and dog slow at others. Great view of the bay out our back window.

Internet: Yes – Average
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Warm
Electricity: Yes – At Sites
Water: Non-Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: No
Kitchen: No

NP Chiloe Bush Camp

Date Visited: 01/08/2015



Location: -42.60647, -74.12374 (Altitude: -13 feet)

We stopped at the ranger station and the officer there told us we could follow the road another 4 km and take a left right before the bridge to get to a nice free camping spot. If you want a pay campground with amenities, there are plenty to choose from. We went with this campsite because of the seclusion, free cost and views of the sea. The little road continues from here and you may be able to follow it all the way to the beach; we weren’t aired down and didn’t explore much past this point. Super mellow place with nobody around. If you just cross the bridge and stay on the main road you’ll eventually have direct beach access. There are plenty of tire tracks out here on the beach and in sure you could wild camp there but you’ll need to air down.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Punihuil Beach Bush Camp

Date Visited: 01/09/2015



Location: -41.92978, -74.03149 (Altitude: -49 feet)

We just parked on the beach here. There was a fire pit near where we landed but no other amenities. It’s not far from places offering tours to see penguins. If you follow the road around past the beach towards Pumillahue there are a couple organized camp grounds (the one we checked had epic views but wanted 20k/night). Very pretty sunset.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Barnacle Beach Wild Camp

Date Visited: 01/10/2015



Location: -41.88442, -73.99570 (Altitude: 20 feet)

Long stretch of uninhabited beach with dunes and no people. Easy road to beach, this would have been a much more private campsite then near the penguin island. We did not stay here but wish we did.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Cabanas Bariovento

Date Visited: 01/10/2015



Location: -41.20740, -72.53927 (Altitude: 177 feet)

A full service campground right next to the Montana (next driveway) that was much cheaper for tent campers. Tight squeeze getting in; big rigs I would walk it first to see if you’ll fit. Some tent spots are right on the lake with views of the Volcano. Erica’s note: I hated this overpriced, crowded place. Cost 4000 a person plus people with cars get charged another 10,000! So it was 18,000 for us to camp two feet away from other people. The woman told us about the extra 10000 for the car after we had totally set up camp or we would have never stayed.

Internet: Yes – Average
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: Yes – At Sites
Water: Potable
Restaurant: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: Yes

Hornopiren River Boondock

Date Visited: 01/11/2015



Location: -41.96123, -72.46093 (Altitude: -7 feet)

We needed to find a place by the ferry and found this area near town but away from houses and people. Next to river with views out to bay. Free. Fire pits and a few picnic tables nearby.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Camping Volcan, Pumelin Park

Date Visited: 01/12/2015



Location: -42.78150, -72.64871 (Altitude: 338 feet)

All the campgrounds in Park Pumelin are spectacular and well taken care of. For car campers this was our favorite. Amazing views of the very active volcano and huge glaciers. Lots of rooms for rigs with covered eating area with table. Lots of space between sites. Very cold showers. 2500 a person but we never paid, the guard shack was closed when we arrived to camp and nobody ever came to collect.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Cold
Electricity: No
Water: Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Camping Grande, Pumelin Park

Date Visited: 01/13/2015



Location: -42.96126, -72.46844 (Altitude: 686 feet)

There is one parking space here that is perfect for truck campers, but it was taken while we were here so we popped up in one of the general parking areas. Huge grassy area, but you are not allowed to drive on it. As with other camp sites in Pumelin, this one is very nicely done but more for tent campers. Rigs not much privacy or view. Free when we were here. Very cold shower.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Cold
Electricity: No
Water: Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: Yes

Sendero Mirador Wild Camp

Date Visited: 01/13/2015



Location: -42.95589, -72.48204 (Altitude: 988 feet)

Just before Camp Grande, a road turns off to the left. If you follow it for a couple kilometers you’ll get to a pullout parking area for a trail to a mirador (1.2k) and a camping area beyond it. This pullout would make a great wild camp spot as it is very secluded. We didn’t camp here but we wish he had (and there may be even better areas at the end of this road, we were on foot and didn’t follow it out the entire way)! When we entered the area the road had a couple of cones across it so we didn’t explore it in out truck but they were later removed. Worst case you can always head back to Camp Grande.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Kitchen: No

Rio Futaleufu Wild Camp

Date Visited: 01/14/2015



Location: -43.42739, -72.08933 (Altitude: 184 feet)

Stunning area next to blue river with snow capped peaks all around. There are large sandy spots near river and fire pits. Places for big rigs and tent campers. Hidden off road. Free. We had a hot sunny day here and had a blast swimming in the river a a huge fire at night. A few people here during day but we were alone at night.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Puyuhuapi Town Wild Camp

Date Visited: 01/15/2015



Location: -44.32610, -72.56468 (Altitude: 36 feet)

Free. There was a landslide that blocked the road south so we had to camp in town. We found this spot near the river. It was very peaceful, nice view, super quite at night. Better for rigs where you can sleep inside, but tent campers could use it if you wanted to camp for free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: No
Kitchen: No

Quelat Campground, Ventisquero Colgante

Date Visited: 01/16/2015



Location: -44.46849, -72.54607 (Altitude: 299 feet)

Nice campground with large spaces with lots of privacy. Room for bigger rigs in most sites. Covered area with BBQ in each site and water tap. No animals allowed in park. 4000 a person park entry. Cold showers. We camped in spot 6, we did not pay to camp, just park entrance fee.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Cold
Electricity: No
Water: Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Rio MaƱihuales Wild Camp

Date Visited: 01/17/2015



Location: -45.10049, -72.14911 (Altitude: 551 feet)

Wild camp next to river off main road. Not hidden at all if that is important to you, next to farms off small dirt road, not much privacy, but fine for car campers. Very nice view of snow capped peak and good fly fishing river. Tents could be set up here if needed. Super quite at night, zero noise and traffic.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: No
Kitchen: No

Cerro Castillo Wild Camp

Date Visited: 01/18/2015



Location: -46.06745, -72.04138 (Altitude: 3694 feet)

Stunning location next to jagged peaks and waterfall. Amazing boondock spot! We camped next to the river with a view out our back window of a waterfall coming from a snow covered mountain. Just beautiful hidden spot. Look for small dirt road after Cerro Castillo gate and follow it towards waterfall.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Puerto Marmol Camping

Date Visited: 01/19/2015



Location: -46.66673, -72.63760 (Altitude: 732 feet)

We booked a tour in town for the caves and glacier. If you want to just see the caves by small boat or kayak you should come here, it is cheaper, closer and they will let you camp for free. Since we did not book tour here she charged us 2000 total to camp. Nasty pit toilets, but we had a great view of the lake. There is not much privacy here, and they ran a loud generator until around 10pm that made me nuts. Fire pits and seating areas in camping area and beach and pier to access lake. All our wild camp sites have been much better than this, but had boat tour early AM. Ok if need a cheap place to stay.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Pit Toilets
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Camping Pudu

Date Visited: 01/21/2015



Location: -46.63402, -72.66490 (Altitude: 705 feet)

Full service campground just outside PuertoTranquillo. 6000P/person. Hot showers from 8pm to midnight. Nice area to do dishes and hand wash clothes and hose with water to fill rig, but overpriced since almost all sites have zero view and there is no wifi. Also, bathrooms were co-ed, kind of weird coming out of shower same time as an old man in shower next to me who only had a small towel…

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: Yes – Not at Sites
Water: Non-Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Rio Bravo Bush Camp

Date Visited: 01/21/2015



Location: -48.00813, -73.10174 (Altitude: 69 feet)

This is just off the Austral, right next to the Rio Bravo. Pretty basic, no amenities but a fire pit. Someone also left a wheel and some blasted out shocks nearby so that might be helpful. Views of the river and snowy mountains. Even though close to road only two cars drove by the entire time we camped. Totally silent at night.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Muddy Bush Camp

Date Visited: 01/22/2015



Location: -47.90149, -73.32301 (Altitude: 341 feet)

We got off the ferry late in the evening and this was the first quiet-looking spot we came to. It was raining a lot but there was gravel and the entrance in was ok. I don’t really recommend this spot unless you have indoor living space, but it’s probably better than camping at the ferry terminal. Very quiet at night and super dark. We actually slept great here just not a place you would want to hang out in, very muddy and not much to look at. Had only one car drive by here the entire time we camped. We saw some better sites about 2k up the road with great views but they would be more exposed to the wind.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Rio Baker Bush Camp

Date Visited: 01/23/2015



Location: -47.05750, -72.80539 (Altitude: 656 feet)

A great wild camp site on Rio Baker, our favorite river in this area with the bluest water we’ve ever seen. Only amenity is a fire pit. Room for tents and I think a big rig would fit here, although the entry is a bit sketchy- walk it first. Only downside here is that it’s a bit close to the road so you will here some cars and people can see you. But crazy good views. We squeezed our way all the way to the river front. Amazeballs. Stayed here for three days, if you can squeeze your way to the river like we did you have a million dollar view.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Paso Roballos Bush Camp

Date Visited: 01/27/2015



Location: -47.12939, -72.05497 (Altitude: 1601 feet)

About 20k from the border there are some roads that lead off to the mountains. We followed these and found this little bush camp. Nice views, quiet at night. Some horse flies and it was a bit gusty with wind here but not too bad. There is a well built fire pit and lots of wood in the area for a fire, we built pit but felt it was too windy for fire.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Camping Libre El Rincon

Date Visited: 01/27/2015



Location: -47.75131, -72.11979 (Altitude: 3009 feet)

This is a free campground in national park Perito Moreno. They have awesome sites for tent campers and really just a parking area for those in vehicles. The park and camping are free. Great hike from campground to Cerro Leon. Very un touristy park, only about 10 people in entire park when we were here in peak season. We loved it here.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Non-Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Camping Josmar2

Date Visited: 02/08/2015



Location: -51.72861, -72.50376 (Altitude: 69 feet)

The place looked full when we pulled in (three overland vehicles packed like sardines), but they let us camp for the night double parked behind them. Hot showers which are a bit run down and unpredictable wifi. Very overpriced for what you get, but only game in town. 12,000 for two. It was fine for a night.

Internet: Yes – Fast
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: Yes – At Sites
Water: Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: No
Kitchen: No

Lago Azul Camping

Date Visited: 02/08/2015



Location: -50.87363, -72.73831 (Altitude: 738 feet)

A beautiful spot in Lago Azul with great views into the park–for free! I think CONAF has taken over this campground because a park ranger said we could only stay here one day and everyone who works here has CONAF uniforms. Very windy in areas, but trees around for tent campers to hide behind. Cold showers and flush toilets. Free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Cold
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: Yes

Hosteria Las Torres

Date Visited: 02/09/2015



Location: -50.97292, -72.87344 (Altitude: 394 feet)

Basically just a parking lot for the hotel here. You can use their bathrooms if you want, but they are in theory only for guests. Decent views of the mountains. Probably best for self contained vehicles. We had some intense wind here with no where to hide. It came in powerful guts that would knock a person sideways walking outside. No bueno. Free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Lago Pehoe – Torres del Paine

Date Visited: 02/11/2015



Location: -51.10713, -72.98486 (Altitude: 52 feet)

The price is a ridiculous 9000 pesos per person here, but they have decent wind block at many sites (we were in #44) and the views are insanely good at some sites. Slow wifi in the office. BBQ pits and potable water available at the sites. We saw a fox running through the campground, so don’t leave food out and about. If the wind is not bad, there are lots of free places you can park around here for free, but most are totally exposed. This place is ideal for tent campers or people like us who the wind finally wins after 3 nights of boondocking.

Internet: Yes – Slow
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: Yes – Not at Sites
Water: Potable
Restaurant: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Punta Weber

Date Visited: 02/12/2015



Location: -51.16186, -72.96237 (Altitude: 82 feet)

We were up near Lago Grey trying to escape the wind without success, and on our way back towards the middle of the park we happened upon this gem. The wind wasn’t as fierce here (actually almost zero wind) and there are some trees for coverage. We also had an amazing view of the mountains from our back window next to an aqua blue lake. No amenities and a bit close to the road but zero traffic at night, morning traffic starts around 8am. Really best for self contained rigs. Stunning sunset. Free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Side Of Road Wild Camp

Date Visited: 02/13/2015



Location: -51.65609, -72.58389 (Altitude: 89 feet)

We went out in search of a good wild camp spot outside of town a little too late in the evening and found fences and a town straight out of Deliverance (Puerto Prat) so we ended up here. Not a busy road and fairly beautiful views of the mountains. But not great either. Free. Very exposed here and no good wind protection. We were told you could park around the plaza in Puerto Bories- it may be better than this spot.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Paque Chabuco.

Date Visited: 02/14/2015



Location: -52.98623, -70.81388 (Altitude: 20 feet)

Free camping area near ocean with areas around trees with wind blocks for tent campers. We parked next to water with nice views down the bay. A bit unkempt and trash is blown about, but nice enough for a free camping area. Gross pit toilets, fire pits, trash cans and tables with benches. Wind can pick up a ton at night, we had to move at 11 pm to a more sheltered spot. Traffic noise in some spots is loud.

Internet: No
Restrooms: Pit Toilets
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Hostel Independencia

Date Visited: 02/17/2015



Location: -53.16329, -70.91732 (Altitude: 26 feet)

We didn’t camp here, just stayed in the Hostal while our truck was getting some repairs. Eduardo the manager was super helpful an friendly. The showers are clean and usually very hot. They could probably use 1 more bathroom in the place given how many people were staying here. For campers, there is a grassy area to camp and maybe 1 truck camper could fit. Wifi was super fast but would sometimes drop out. We paid 7000 pp/night for a private room.

Internet: Yes – Average
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: Hot
Electricity: Yes – Not at Sites
Water: Potable
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: No
Kitchen: Yes

Magellan Bush Camp

Date Visited: 02/18/2015



Location: -53.65947, -70.94584 (Altitude: -33 feet)

This is a pretty exposed place but we didn’t have much wind at all while here and we had an amazing view out the back window to the sea where we saw tons of porpoises playing in the water. Fire pit is pretty much the only amenity. Free. Big rigs, there is plenty of space out here but it’s more a question of the access road- some low hanging branches in places may keep you from getting here.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Gravel Pyramid Bush Camp

Date Visited: 02/19/2015



Location: -53.04306, -70.17937 (Altitude: 89 feet)

This is a spot right off the road where you can hide from the wind behind a huge gravel pit. This area is actually not completely ugly. There is a little stream nearby and giant pastures with guanacos. A little noisy because it’s next to the road but only 3 cars drove by at night. Nice wind protection here. No amenities except gravel. Free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Desdemona Shipwreck Boondock

Date Visited: 02/28/2015



Location: -54.29135, -66.70648 (Altitude: 7 feet)

Sheltered area near beach with views of shipwreck. Fire pits and a bit of trash, others have definitely camped here before. Good wind coverage. Free.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Fin Del Camino Bush Camp

Date Visited: 03/01/2015



Location: -54.48189, -68.99390 (Altitude: -69 feet)

There is a small parking area at the end of the road in Tierra del Fuego Chile with great views into the bay with glaciers and snow capped peaks along the ocean channel. No amenities. Free. They have a sign saying there are penguins but we did not see any. Very beautiful, remote area.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: Natural Source
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Tierra del Fuego, wild camp

Date Visited: 03/02/2015



Location: -52.52774, -69.39312 (Altitude: 33 feet)

We scoped this place out but opted not to stay here because we wanted more wind protection. The small berm offering protection is on the opposite side of the road from the parking area. The camp in Cerro sombrero has more wind protection but much less privacy. Fine for large hard sided vehicles that don’t need much wind coverage.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

By the ferry to Tierra del Fuego

Date Visited: 03/02/2015



Location: -52.45573, -69.54482 (Altitude: -16 feet)

We asked the Navy for permission to park behind the lighthouse for better wind protection. Definitely ask them before driving onto the base. Fairly good wind cover but more noise than we expected. Free. Nice view of the ocean and privacy but unless you need to camp here I would look for somewhere else. There are dirty public bathrooms next to ferry, shower was full of trash so I assume it was not used.

Internet: Yes – Average
Restrooms: Running Water
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No

Pali-Aike National Park

Date Visited: 03/03/2015



Location: -52.11019, -69.69938 (Altitude: 610 feet)

We were the only ones in this park. Crazy to have this much space to yourself. Wind breaks for tents and places for rigs to hide from wind. Zero amenities here, so bring in everything you need. 1000 to enter per person camping was free. A few good hiking trails over lava flows and to volcano craters, caves and lakes. Cool place if you like stark volcanic environments. Lots of wildlife also.

Internet: No
Restrooms: No
Showers: No
Electricity: No
Water: No
Restaurant: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Kitchen: No