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Parque Nacional Conguillío - parking by lake | Wild Camping

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Last Visited: 8 months ago
GPS: -38.646690, -71.650931
Altitude: 1122.1 masl
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Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

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In this NP, with authorization, you are allowed to park at night here (front lake) or next the Information Center 500 mts from here on the main road. Both places are very quiet, toilets only available on the info center until 6pm. There are established campgrounds and other lodging options inside the NP. Maybe Laguna Verde is a better spot but is forbidden to stay there at night.


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Parking lot area, stayed for one night. Toilet facilities are officially from the restaurant and camping. Close to the lake, nice to swim. The start of the Sierra Nevada hike is 1 hour from here.

Confirm that rangers at the south east entrance of the park told us here was the one place where we could sleep in our van for free. Also ok with roof tent.
We had 3 good nights here. Agree with other comments. Good base camp for the best hikes, can swim in the lake :).

Been asked by a ranger not to drop water on the ground even if clean (i.e.to rinse vegetables) so please continue to keep it really clean so we continue to be allowed here :)

Nice place, just a bit busy, even at night. But it was a weekend in high season, which speaks for itself. Good facilities around.

Slept there 3 nights. Absolutely beautiful viee. It's a normal parking spot but with view over the lake and mountains. There is some picnic tables and toilets open all day and nights. Also a sink to wash the dishes and water.
It was low season so no one was here, just few car during the day. We even could shower for free (cold) at the camping.
Totally recommend the place

Le parking est vraiment bien. Il y a de la place et quelques tables, ainsi que les toilettes du restaurants à côté. Nous avons eu la malchance d'y être pendant un épisode de tempête de 3 jours et il n'y a rien pour vraiment s'abriter. Nous sommes resté une seule nuit et avons dormis dans la voiture. Car le vent et la pluie venant du lac dans cet espace a découvert rendent rapidement le sol marécageux et l'endroit inacceuillant pour camper.

Good level parking. Toilets near restaurant. Crowded daytime in high season. Quiet at night.

beautiful park with lots of hiking available nearby. kayaking and fishing are easy on this huge lake.
parking lot is quiet and next to the reception which has toilets and showers (toilets are. byo paper and showers are 5,000 pesos pp though so you really have to want it). fresh water available at a tap by the parking lot

Sympa au bord du lac. Dommage qu'on ne voit pas le volcan. Seul endroit gratuit autorisé où dormir en camping car en haute saison. Attention ne rentre pas dans le parc en fin de journée qd tout le monde part : l'horreur car on ne peut pas passer à 2 véhicules

Wonderful spot to park at overnight, there’s no camping fee if you’re camping in your vehicle but there is the park entrance fee which is 6.000 pesos per adult foreigner. There’s also no signal so you might want to have an offline map downloaded for the way out, although the road signs are helpful if you know which way you are going.

Fantastic that it's allowed to camp (not in a tent on the ground, we have a rooftop tent) here for free! Friendly staff of the camping reception. Sink, water and tables at the parking, electricity and toilets nearby. Great view. You're not allowed to use the camping facilities like hot showers and garbage disposal, but it is possible... Left a 5000 tip.

we asked the staff of the CONAF if we could put the tent and they told us it is strictly prohibited. We insisted but it was a no. One of them allowed us to sleep in the building of the information center which is a few hundred meters further but only for one night.

Great place, great view. It’s not prohibited to stay here in a camper.

We asked the friendly park ranger if we could stay in the parking lot (in our van). He said that it is no problem and that we can use the toilets/showers (hot!) from the camping. A perfect place to stay with a nice view! Probably only possible in low season.

We did the hike to Sierra Nevada (absolutely recommended!) from here and stayed two nights.

Great spot, some people in the day and very quiet at night
You can use the bathroom of the camping reception

We got permission to camp in the day-use area, which was deserted at night. The nearby campground was nice but an exceptionally tight squeeze for our pickup truck camper.

First night we sent up the tent next to a picnic table, without asking. In the evening a guy of the camping staff told us it was forbidden by conaf. No problem during the night, but that's true it's not fair play to camp just front of the camping... so we asked to the conaf more top over, very friendly. We were told to set up the tent behind the house of the guards, next to the camping, there are two parcels with tables, very good !

Flat open parking lot in front of the lake. It can get windy and cold. Need to ask rangers to park overnight.

We spent two nights here. Cold, but also very nice!
You could use the toilets (clean and open 24/7) at the nearby cafetaria.

Good stop for 2 nights On the parking.Free. Guardaparque really nice and helpful.Front the lake Conguillio. Beautiful and all the facilities in the campgrounds. Shower, toilets. Water natural source on the parking on the left close to the picnic table. Quiet at night. Nuits sur le parking en face du lac conguillio. Super et calme pour la nuit. On trouve toutes les facilites au camping juste à côté. Eau de source au robinet sur la gauche du parking à côté des tables de pic nic. Les guardaparque sont tres aimables et d une grande aide. Aucun soucis durant 3 nuits pour nous. Super point de base pour randonnée dans le parc. Possibilité kayak pour 8000pchil. Et pas mal d activité organisée si vous le désirez durant haute saison sur la plage de conguillio.

Only place you can stay in the parc, quiet at night, access to running water and toilets

After asking several different conaf employees there was no clear answer about whether we could stay here, no one seemed to know.. another two overlanders arrived so we decided to see how it played out and ended up spending three undisturbed nights lakeside. A great spot to base yourselves for accessing the nearby senderos

Great location, very quiet. We stayed on the parking of the laguna for one night in our motorhome.

water, toilet (open, you find it on the left) and a friendly ranger.
next morning i saw the hot showers are on the campingsite to the right.

we could stay in our van here and use toilets by reception for free. we spoke with guy from reception and he said its ok. other option is his campsite for 5000pp(hot showers,wifi)very quite. we are only one around...

Beautiful place free to park in lot with beautiful view of lake. OK to use restrooms at cafeteria and water available. Met two backpackers in campground who said nobody came for them to pay so stayed free.

We arrived here late on a Wednesday and found that there were no camping spots available. A private company runs 3 or 4 sites near to the lake with 100 spots in total, but during Chilean summer it's very popular. If you really want to go, I suggest investigating reservations. They also have a bar and restaurant down by the lake with live music etc. In the end, we paid 15,000 pesos for a 'waiting spot' which was essentially a glorified car park, albeit a nice one and you can only stay one night but you also get to use the bathrooms and hot showers etc. The regular spots come with tables and are closer to the facilities. Not sure how expensive they are, but 15K seemed a little rich to me but it was too late to go anywhere else. I think the different campsites have different prices matching the quality of pitches and availability of facilities. Surroundings are nice all round though. It all really depends on what you're after...

Campgrounds were not open yet for the season, so they told us we could camp here. Beautiful, quiet and free (after paying the park entry fee -- 6,000 pesos for adults and no charge for our 6 year old son to camp in our van). Toilets were open for use around the clock, but the restaurant and camp office were closed during our stay.