Just a block uphill from the main square, this was a great place to spend a few nights. There is no supermarket in the town and like everywhere else in Northern Argentina, all of the shops will close between 1pm and 6pm. Plan accordingly. There is wifi, but we had to beg for the password as we were told it was only for guests staying in the hotel. We also has to beg for the receptionist to charge our laptops. There are no outlets in the camping area.
This is a huge campground with typical facilities for Argentina. Power outlets, grills and tables at every site. The night we camped here a rodeo setup shop right next to the campground. It was fun to watch but very noisy.
This is the best place to stay in Salta. Although we heard there is a disco club nearby, and it's best to go elsewhere on weekends. The gargantuan swimming pool is only full 2 months of the year, but the rest of the campground is still well maintained. Don't leave things laying around here. Many overlanders have reported thefts. No internet, but we found unlocked networks nearby.
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The bottom area is grassy and has tables, grill and lots of shade, great for tent campers. Above is a dirt area with sites divided by nice hedges, more level and better for vehicles. There is electricity all day at the sites above, and electricity at the bottom sites after 7pm when the lights are turned on. Hot showers available at certain times of the day.
A big dirt area with thankfully a good amount of shade. All spots have tables, grills and electrical outlets. There is pretty good wifi that you can reach if you sit near the snack shop. It can get noisy here on weekends. Showers are hot 24 hours a day! Walking distance to town and many wine tasting bodegas.
A great grassy camping area a few blocks from the center. We only stayed one night because the weather was bad, but this would easily be a nice place to relax a few days and explore the town. The hot water heater in the showers was broken when we were there, but the staff said it would be fixed the following day.
A great camping spot, apart from the cold showers and sketchy bathrooms. There is an irrigation trench that runs through the camping area and thankfully drowns out the noise of other campers. Lots of shade, huge grilling areas, and covered shelters with tables.
Every other place around town was closed up, so we ended up here by chance. I think we lucked out because the owner was about to leave when we drove in. He unlocked the bathrooms, brought out some chairs and turned on the power. Wood fired hot showers.
We don't know the name of this place. It was just across the street from a well signed, but very closed campground/hostel. The family was very friendly and the campground looked quiet and had lots of shade. They also have a merry-go-round and light switches for those pesky lamps that always happen to be right above our tents.
Moderator Note - reported possibly closed 11/2015
This is a huge municipal area. We opted to stay in the back under eucalyptus trees and set up our own table and chairs, rather than camp where there were power and tables. We saw several huge stereo systems, and it was Saturday night.
A tranquilo place a few miles outside of town. The internet was painful, most of the time we went to the little cafe next to the Walmart a few minutes drive away. Covered shelters for tents, tables, chairs and of course grilling areas too.
Beautiful scenery, and very nice family. It's cold and windy here at night, and there's no shade or shelter. It's just a few minutes to the Incan Bridge and another 5km or so to the Cerro Aconcagua trail to the mirador. A great place to stay just before crossing the border. Camping in summer only. In january only there is a restaurant.
This campsite is located just outside of town. A resort with a brand new bathroom block. No established campsites, but tons of space. A good stopping point to break up the drive from Buenos Aires to the falls.
A well maintained family run campground. There is a monkey and three very noisy parrots. All the tent sites are under rain shelters, walking distance from the Parana river where you can fish and swim. Might be a little tight for big rigs. Has WIFI. Price AR 120 per person.
Amenities: elec but the bathrooms were locked / price: free / quality: 1. This town is out of the way no matter where you‘re headed, but the most reliable source of gas (YPF station) in the area. When Tres Lagos and Bajo Caracoles actually have fuel, it is expensive. There is a La Anonima in town. This small campground looks abandoned but there is good wind cover. Like most of RN40 here it’s a rough 60km into town but is being paved. I believe RN40 will be rerouted through town when it’s finished.
Great family run campground. There are plenty of shady camp spots, big enough for any size vehicle. Wifi only reaches the first few sites, but there is a indoor common area that you can use. It can get very loud on the weekend.
This campground is ridiculously expensive, with charges for everything except the bathroom. Larger vehicles will not fit, there is a height restriction. If you can sleep in your rig, there is free camping without facilities on the other side of the river, it just might be a bit windy.
This is the closest we have come to camping in a dump. There were no staff here and could be the reason why the grounds were so dirty. The upside was the cost. The place looked shut down, but the gate was open so we let ourselves in for the night.
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Located up above town. Tons of space for rigs of all sizes. If you are taking a cruise to Antarctica you can park your vehicle for a small fee. Wifi is good, but doesn't reach all of the sites. There is a huge indoor area you can enjoy to avoid the constant wind and rain. The Campground is closed.
The expedition crew has a portable toilet that they build a snow wall around. fantastic views, but it is chilly. No food or drinks are allowed when camping here. You cannot drive here. Water? Only Mr Yum Yum.
Awesome campground right on the lake. Be sure to leave your mark in the shelter. The indoor areas have big wood stoves so you can stay warm and dry. There is a great bakery in town a five minute drive away that has free wifi.
A great spot about 10km north of town. Located on a river that according to the owners are full of fish. It's set in a small forest that offers protection from the frequently fierce winds. Electricity available in the restaurant.
2015/16 season 100 pesos pp pn
The campground is located behind the brewery but there are some spots in front where large rigs will fit. There is a free old fashioned washing machine to use and the showers are excellent. The beer is great.
There is a dump station for both grey and black water.
This place is right on the lake about a 15 minute drive from town. There are comfortable cabanas available for AR$300 per night plus tent pitches and caravan sites too. The internet only works in the big fogon/lodge area, unfortunately it doesn't reach the nice spots by the lake in the back. (Bit of a wild dog problem in high season.)