Check-Ins

When? Who? Comment Place Location
Rideyourtravel

perfect place on the way to Bariloche or to El Bolsón. you can put your tent make a faya and sleep in the barm. he can give you wood for the faya and hot water.

estancia -41.56222, -71.48176
tuper.mcgee

The Valero gas station has a couple of spigots between the fill stations. Didn’t ask if potable but I’m assuming they come off the city line. Looks free to use

Valero gas station 36.69465, -97.34366
escoff55

Small pastry shop “Alexandre Boudry” next to the Super U store. Best pastry chef around! The pastries are excellent and at a fair price!

Petite pâtisserie « Alexandre Boudry » à côté du magasin Super U. Meilleur pâtissier du coin! Les pâtisseries sont excellentes et à un prix correct !

Alexandre Boudry pastry 43.86704, 4.44336
anoukoepfer

There are two ways to visit the Matmata Crocodile Lake with the car: in both cases, you do need a 4x4 and you drive a sand-track from the main road in Nbeika to the village Dar Assalama, it’s before the valley entrance. Here you can either park in front of the valley and walk the 3 kilometres through the valley to its end or you drive above along the valley. The first part over the sand tracks takes about 1 hour, best to reduce air pressure, there is some light bulldust. There seem to be many track options to get to the beginning of the valley.

We decided to drive above the valley. In this case, you need to find the track on the right of the valley leading up onto the rocks. The track needs another hour and has some rocks to cross, it’s well manageable with some ground clearance & conscious wheel placement. With our Pajero with only 22cm ground clearance, it’s manageable after getting out a few times and checking the rocks. In total, it’s 25 kilometres off-road.

You can’t drive directly to the lake, you park and walk the last meters above the gorge to have a look into the valley. You can also walk down into the valley from up here. The advantage coming from here is that you are elevated and see the crocodiles from the front. Best be quiet and don’t talk, they are quite shy. We went twice, once in the morning and once in the evening - we were always all alone and saw more than 20 crocs lying on the sand.

It’s really really hot in the region and also didn’t cool off at night.

crocodiles in the dessert 17.88078, -12.09459
anoukoepfer

You don’t need to pass directly through the village before the valley if you don’t intentionally want to.

crocodiles in the dessert 17.88078, -12.09459
anoukoepfer

Nice place to stay for a night! No one around, we were all alone. It stayed really hot even at night, we didn’t sleep well because of that.

Track to the Dessert Crocodiles 14.71184, -17.43113
primitivecompost39

Argentina -> Bolivia border crossing took a spectacular 4+ hours so we, and another car who was also nitpicked for every last little thing, real and imagined, ended up sleeping here. Safe, quiet enough, and we made do.

Estación Servicio 20 Mayo -20.28002, -66.98253
happywriting43

perfect spot! there's fiew places to camp. very quiet and beautiful. Camp there with my 17' RV.

k2 dispersed camping, beautiful 37.25289, -112.76888
merrelljw10

Easy access from main highway. Seems to be a favorite spot for rock hounds and flint knappers.

Glass Butte BLM 43.56015, -120.00583
kimflanagan96

We slept great in our DGC. beautiful BLM with fire pit but no toilet. The site was very clean and beautiful for the sunset!

Sierra Vista Trail-BLM 32.32076, -106.63109
initialheater73

Dispersed campsite, good T-Mobile signal (2 bars LTE, 30 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up), requires high clearance and/or 4x4 to get up the road. 4Runner is plenty.

Five Mile Mountain Ridge 37.10220, -111.99835
Taco84

Typical walmart parking lot. find a spot and nestled in for the night. no issues. very light noise from traffic. There is a Taco Bell, McDonald l, & Ihop all within walking distance.

Walmart 39.97440, -74.23850
Bincent

Beautiful spot. Sunset was memorable over the river, quiet, level, a spot we’ll remember.

ATT 276mbps down, so bonus.

Memaloose Overlook 45.69368, -121.35156
Stéfan tremblay

We stayed for one night. Very quiet and peaceful! We paid 11.50$ for discover pass! Nice clear river with Little Sound of falls and small Fire ring next to river. The pull off is next to the road but only 2 cars on the road since 12 hours. We were enjoy to stay here with our rig ( truck camper with dually wheel pick up) 29 feets . No more bigger rig!

Quiet pull off on the river 48.06385, -123.56011
katsouther

Fishing spot, has a trail to the dollar point fishing access, handful of spots with fire rings, road is pretty quiet, river pretty much drowns it out and not much traffic at night. 1 bar lte in and out for AT&T

Madison River - Raynolds Pass fishing access site 44.82666, -111.48748
sillyabroad28

Safe city RV Park restrooms closed but water tap is flowing.
Convenient. I saw a sign that said pay here but no provisions or price. I paid nothing

City Park Adair 41.49563, -94.64334
voluntaryrevolution96

Stayed for one night on the street with no issues. Plenty of room and no “no” signs in sight. Walked over to van henion from here and it was pretty quiet all night. 2 bars AT&T lte

Industrial area 44.08682, -121.29254
wanda.trips

Dormimos ao lado do posto Copec, como tínhamos abastecido lá, conversamos com o frentista e conseguimos usar o banheiro e esvaziamos o nosso porta potti. O local também dispõe de internet razoavelmente boa e é livre!
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We slept next to the Copec station, as we had filled up there, we talked to the gas station attendant and managed to use the bathroom and emptied our potti door. The place also has reasonably good internet and is free!

Caleta Tortel -47.79578, -73.53108
mark.ac.g

The purified water machine is still here. Its hidden well so just ask for its location.

5 gallon water fill up in Basha's Diné Market 36.70892, -110.25122
instagram.com/rebecca.gypsysol/

Red potable water spigot over by the propane tank. Provided by the city, courtesy of Phillips 66. Clear, cold, fresh water.

Star Valley Quick Stop Water 42.91472, -111.00030
NelsonVandela

As described! Simple, flat and quiet! Thank you Cracker Barrel!

Cracker Barrel 37.13491, -85.97194
Luis

Nice big Pemex with plenty of room to park for the night. Felt safe. 70 pesos.

Pemex Hwy 83 23.70733, -98.99250
excessiveobjective20

Quiet place to rest for the night, even though it's right adjacent to the highway. In the morning we dropped in for delicious coffee, snacks and friendly staff. I recommend, felt safe all night.

Cracker Barrel 39.93429, -76.68440
stablewraparound71

Superbe endroit aux pieds des dunes et de l’oasis. 50S/nuit pour le véhicule. Piscine, bar, resto, toilettes et douches chaudes, cuisine extérieur très bel endroit.

Ecocamp Huacachina in Ica -14.08910, -75.76382
emptycellar39

Amazing food and fantastic service. I stopped on my way south, and made a special point to stop again on my way home north. Jorge speaks English fluently and is very friendly. He makes you feel like a long lost friend!

Cocina Mexicana Paty 26.72010, -111.90925
fisico688

simple, but cozy accomodation, huge, green yard with hammocks and seating area. Dinner and breakfast (pancakes) are delicious and well prized. Wifi works well too!
good base to continue your hike in either direction at the Canyon, highly recommended!

Casa de Virginia -15.58131, -72.00899
johannes24h

Water still running. We needed to use a hose to fill our 20l canisters, because it is more like a fountain than a tap. Also the water is not 100% clear. I wouldn't drink without a filter.

Watertap beside the road 42.42400, 78.21634
selectplastic39

Lodge near the Road.
10000 for simple room and shared bathroom and toilet.
15000 for self Contained Room.
Nice & clean Room with Mosquito Net

lake view lodge -4.91965, 35.81024
Perspektivan.de

We passed by today and there was no checkpoint

Corrupt Police 13.36632, -87.28617
Perspektivan.de

Traffic was slow here because of the control, we went through without any problems or stopping

Police check point 13.35969, -87.27969

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