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When? Who? Comment Place Location
amwallace9

there's a nice gravel spot right off the main road big enough to get a good size trailer or Van Into. I set up camp with my motorcycle and a tent for the night. cell phone reception was awesome. very little traffic throughout the night. it looks like a spot where you would park a horse trailer for trail riding. I followed the road back just a short bit and there seems to be some clearings in the back to get farther away from the road. I would definitely recommend the spot. very clean and well-kept signs of no trash in the area. I would keep off to the side of the service road so it still can still be accessed

Forestry Road 1440 36.59394, -94.32319
dm656293

I'm trying to clean this area...........

Creek banks 43.18268, -80.25272
ale36jandro

muy lindo lugar...tranquilo...camping libre...muy recomendable

Playa Elola Camping Libre -44.83836, -65.72477
ilsondrs82

Excelente camping, ótima estrutura, tudo limpo e organizado. Preço muito bom e a localização é ótima. Proprietário super gente boa..

Camping Bombinhas -27.16905, -48.49880
juliewanders

Book your ticket in advance!
Came here on the 4th of November and parked in line with lots of other people who didn't manage to get a ticket.
There was a lot of chaos and after waiting all night only 2 or 3 cars managed to get on the ferry.

Just FYI, the next ticket would have been available in a week

Alternative route: Ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaiten (Naviera Austral)
We're heading there now

Somarco Office -41.97053, -72.47223
nate357159

free camping at this park 7/30 limit. pit toilet, fire rings, picnic tables, and trash. good Verizon signal but no t-mobile.
it's an alight spot, 8 sites close together all with shade. Unfortunately the stay limits seem to be loosely enforced and there are a few shady looking sites. other than that a good free place for a night or two. reservoir/lake right down the hill.

there's a large trailer here and would work for big rigs but would not be ideal.

Free Public Park 36.61116, -93.09756
eric

A little pricey but worth it given the convenience to old town Quebec. Nice walk along the water to get into the walled city.

Bassin Louise 46.81960, -71.21132
schmid.michael.r

not recommended for big rigs, you COULD probably get up there to the camping area, but the road is sketchy af. we've got a 40 foot bus and it was a hard pass for us.

Private Property 38.82074, -122.35358
TalesInVan

Here you can find nice long beach with like 10 free outside shower, barbecue and other facilities to hang on your hammock. Really nice place

Showers in Beach Cocoteraie 5.16671, -52.63802
TalesInVan

Also went with Guayavoil it was 50$/pp with snack in the morning and apero in the afternoon with 2 island. Worth it. We slept on the parking the day before. Quiet at night.

Boat port for Isles du Salut 5.14951, -52.64323
BTL

Long story short: you don’t need a permit to enter the park with your own vehicle if you go to the main entrance (which is the entrance in Sao Domingo). We went to the ICMBio office in Santarem and they told us you only need a written permit if you’re more than 10 people. So just drive to the Sao Domingo entrance, register there for free, and enter.

You can drive to the communities Maguari and Jamaraqua, but to hike into the actual forest, you have to take a guide. They’re readily available in Jamaraqua (where you can also join a group and share the price). There, they typically do a 9km loop to look at the big trees and swim in a beautiful Igarape (jungle river). The loop takes 4 hours because the guides walk súper slow. Unfortunately you don’t see any animals. A guide costs 200R in total (so to be divided by the participants). If you’re more than 5, price remains 40R per person.

Floresta Nacional do Tapaios -2.84261, -54.97472
BTL

Long story short: you don’t need a permit to enter the park with your own vehicle if you go to the main entrance (which is the entrance in Sao Domingo). We went to the ICMBio office in Santarem and they told us you only need a written permit if you’re more than 10 people. So just drive to the Sao Domingo entrance, register there for free, and enter.

You can drive to the communities Maguari and Jamaraqua, but to hike into the actual forest, you have to take a guide. They’re readily available in Jamaraqua (where you can also join a group and share the price). There, they typically do a 9km loop to look at the big trees and swim in a beautiful Igarape (jungle river). The loop takes 4 hours because the guides walk súper slow. Unfortunately you don’t see any animals. A guide costs 200R in total (so to be divided by the participants). If you’re more than 5, price remains 40R per person.

As for camping, there are a lot of spots in and around the communities Maguari and Jamaraqua where you can camp (we asked and it was more than okay), also with view of the beautiful beaches. Locals are very friendly.

Guides for the Tapajos National Forest. -2.89227, -54.92113
Anna&Irina

Today toll wooth was taken over by locals. Maybe 40 people. The car in front of us had to pay 50 mxn. We were lucky and they waived us through.

Toll booth 17.21365, -96.85959
instagram.com/mugjes_opreis

they have placed blocks, so you cannot drive to the beach anymore. when we were there the sea was reaching to the road. we didn't stay.

Roadside 25.17116, -80.36751
hannokolvenbach

update: maps.me sent us the old way. to avoid this section cross the red bridge and then the brand new metal bridge.

Concrete Cascades -13.83412, -74.32418
hannokolvenbach

I don't think they want people going up here (at least not by car), because they removed the concrete pads going over the irrigation channel. This lot is also tiny and can keep at most 2 cars, so I wouldn't even bother. It's not level either, while the main parking lot is (it seems some earlier reviews had it swapped).

Aguas Turquesas, Final Lot -13.74703, -74.12738
hannokolvenbach

Massive parking lot (at least room for 50-100 cars), but still a super friendly and welcoming vibe. We parked here in the late evening, went to the Aguas Turquesas by foot (not far, 1.3km in total), and had a delicious trout at one of restaurants near the parking lots. At 5pm most shops were already closing, but she still made us fried trout. I didn't even need to finish my question about staying overnight when she said yes. Trout is now 12-15 soles depending on the size (including sweet tea, potatoes, rice and salad), but still a bargain. Recommended stop!

(Driving here from Carapo took ages though, snaky mountain dirt road up to 4400m and additional construction going on, 2-5 hours depending on your luck)

Aguas Turquesas Parking Lot -13.74412, -74.12574
hannokolvenbach

We didn't sleep here, but to update a somewhat old post: This is still accurate, there is nobody around and you can just pull off on the side of the road pretty much anywhere to sleep if you can handle the altitude. Comes in handy if it gets late.

off Road small Lake -13.76216, -74.17616
hannokolvenbach

Update after driving out the other way to Sacsamarca: Driving here from Sacsamarca / Huanca Sancos is much faster and very scenic (about 1,5-2 hours up/down a canyon). It's also the next gas station from here.

Google Maps tells you that you can't drive to Sacsamarca from the volcano which is bullshit, this is the main road the mini buses take and there is a bridge crossing the canyon, so all good. Wouldn't do it in anything mich bigger than a sprinter though, it is steep and curvy, but 2WD is fine.

If you have some time you can make a scenic two day drive from Nazca to Aguas Turquesas with a stop here and a night in the highlands. It's all dirt road, so take it slow (lower tire pressure also helps to make the right smoother, due to the lower ambient air pressure your tires will be overinflated coming from see level anyway).

Take time, fuel and some cash and it's very much enjoyable. We had a bit too little of all of those items, making it more stressful than it needs to be. Safety-wise you can camp anywhere along the road in the highlands here, it's just the altitude that might get you.

Volcano de Pachapupum -14.13678, -74.29157
Humble Bumble

Great spot but be prepared for South Dakota winds. Is it windy you ask, yes. Easy access off the paved highway but it's a bit bumpy in spots. Most rigs should be fine. Beautiful views over the Badlands and only a few miles from Wall, win-win. Decent Verizon LTE. Did I mention it's windy?

The Wall-Buffalo Gap National Grasslands 43.89951, -102.23286
maroua.aikous

Quiet street, just next to a park with toilets, water and picnic table.
Do not park in the park parking, there is signs saying no overnight parking.
No parking allowed tuesday morning (street cleaning)
5 min walk from a library with fast wifi

Studio City Recreation Park 34.15152, -118.40903
maroua.aikous

Fast wifi
Clean and quiet library
Clean toilets too

Studio City Library 34.15100, -118.40601
leungkevin_01

rough road to get into may look sketchy at first. gated parking lot. modern. rooms and furnished bathroom. good wifi. 30usd. warm water. AC. great for the price

Hotel Don Luis 13.62661, -87.88695
frankie_fuser

Definitely one of the more thorough military checkpoints we went through in Baja. Going Northbound they asked to search our van. Peeked through the cupboards and opened the back doors - nothing crazy and only took about 10 mins.

Military Checkpoint 27.28804, -112.93832
Everlanders

We stayed a few nights, everything was lovely as already mentioned. The GPS pin was wrong, in the middle of a city block. You need to continue straight off the pavement at the bottom of the hill and down the dirt road. I will try and correct it.

Camping Guaduales De La Floresta 4.63557, -75.57195
miroandval

This place is too close to the road. Camping permitted only .5 miles from the main road. See sign when entering the road.

BLM by Canyonlands National Park 38.51725, -109.80470
miroandval

This place is only 0.3 miles away from the sign that says that camping is permitted only after .5 miles.

BLM land near Canyonlands NP 38.51747, -109.80912
hans.spille

Some views to the sea may look like "paradise" but for the poor people who are living here it's probably not a paradise. But this spot is worth to be visited. No facilities!

Playa Blanca -5.83582, -81.00258
mmq-photography.com

Nice campground next to the sea. Wind protection by trees. All amenities as described, showers only open from 10am to 9pm though. WiFi is quite good, close to the reception. Far better than what we're used to ☺️ We paid 700 ARS for 2 persons with a camper.

Camping Municipal -49.30605, -67.72038
leosj13-1997

Nice spot, can go further away from the highway but we didn’t mind. Got about half a bar of Verizon and none on ATT until we turned our booster on. Streamed movies easily with the booster on both after. Seen only one group of people drive by in the day we stayed. Obviously plenty of Solar in the desert

BLM land off of Hwy 395 35.08622, -117.55969

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