El Chorro | Established Campground

Mexico

WARNING: THIS PLACE IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

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Last Visited: 11 months ago
GPS: 23.440803, -109.805770
Altitude: 200.6 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Description

Primitive camping facility near agua caliente (which is not so caliente). Very remote and quiet.
Simple campspot near natural hot springs. 50 M$/person. Nice shady area. Cool pool above dam with hot springs pouring into it. Walk up the canyon approx. 20 min to more pools and waterfall. Access via Santiago and Aguas Caliente. Proceed through village West to the end of the dirt road

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Super cool spot but it’s closed. The camping part is gated off and the parking beside the gate is very small. I wouldn’t bring your camper or van up here as I have even though you can go around the gate and enter the hot springs if you like.

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Great spot , dog friendly, the gate keeper said they needed to be leashed but no one seemed to be following suit , and the guy wasn’t enforcing anything or checking in after he took payment. Charged some of us 50 per night
with camping , others 86, couldn’t figure out
why. Stayed for a few days and loved it.

Great waterfall hike, probably not suitable for young ones. our dog couldn’t make it but others could.

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Nice campground with pit toilets. It was very quiet but we were not here over the weekend when it can be busy. We paid 66p each to camp and visit the hot springs. We did not go in but others said the water was cooler than expected. Dirt road to get here but would recommend it.

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Quite place, beautiful views of the canyon and the mountains at the backdrop. Nice swimming holes in the canyon. Right now the water is too high to have the hot springs. We were able to dig out a bath for ourselves using showers. The campsite is pleasant. 86 Mex per person. It gives you a bracelet to access nearby sites like Santa Rita hot springs. We didn’t find hiking at this site. The toilets are clean, no toilet paper. There are trash baskets.

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Easy drive in, totally fine with our jerry cans on the roof which puts us at 9'6" clearance. Beautiful hot springs, mellow campsite for a night. 50p per person. No cell service on Google Fi. Pit toilet, bring your own other amenities.

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Stayed for two nights and three days for 50 pesos each, only had to pay once. Super nice guy who sells honey at the front gate.
Two warm springs with little fishes and a cooler bigger spring, plus three small hot pools that can fit about two people each. Also a larger pool below the wall for swimming. Limited campsites, dogs okay but not in the water. Had no issues getting a taller rig in.
Toilet is missing the door.

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Great place for a night or two.
The hiking is really good with some difficult terrain and easy trails that lead to additional pools for swimming. We has a fish spa in the hot spring for free!
Cost was $50p per person, but not sure if we will have to pay for an additional night, as we are staying for two nights.
The road in was good, easy for cars and two wheel drive.

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Dogs are no longer allowed due to some problems.

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The place is very basic but extremely well-kept and clean. Only the pit toilet is in disrepair but usable. It seems that the proceeds from the camping fees (still M$ 50 pp for day use and camping) go into a community project to maintain and develop the campground and the hot springs. The area is a designated biosphere reserve. No dogs allowed (but it does not seem to be enforced).

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As with may places like this, on the right day, it is close to paradise. Dec. Jan and Feb., the weather and water are right. This is the kind of place for people who like people that are someplace else. Ernesto, and his family take care of this place and provide security and some fresh fruit if you are the friendly sort.

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Nice campsite, pretty quiet.
Not a good road for anyone with a vehicle over 8 feet tall, we are 11 and a half - quite a few times we didn't think we would make it. (overhanging wire and branches).
Hot pool was great, with "spa fish".
And bull fight in the campground at sunset, for 50 P per person - we got our money worth.

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Quiet and remote place. 10 km dirt and mostly washboard road but good driving. 1 hotpool near the dam and other pools are cold because time of the year. Guy who’s collect money sell lovely thik bottle of honey for 60 p, cheap!!

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didn’t make it after 2.5 hours going around ...It was dark, one way of the road had a big puddle didn’t took the chance with our 10feat high rv. We took the other road and both of them had a lot of branches scratching our van and rough roads, washboard... Not a happy ending. Some of our friends made it before us, but they had 4x4 trucks with there rv on top. Got scratched too but it was ok for them.

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Great place to stay a night or more. Very quiet during the night! Walk a few hundred meters up and you will see some nice pools for swimming. Behind the dam is a hotspring :) for this time of the year a little to hot. 50 MXN$ / ppn + entrance fee 17 MXN$ / pp. Friendly man came in the morning to collect the money.

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beautiful place with hotsprings, fish spa and amazing hiking areas...

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We really liked this place, we met a lot of nice people here - other travellers and also some locals. We paid also 50 Pesos per Person/Night. Enjoying the hot springs at the end of the road by fullmoon was just spectacular!

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We camped on a sandy patch at the very end of the road. After dark we had our very private hot tub just on site, large enough for two people, who like each other, to squeeze in. Next night (a Saturday) a group of really nice Mexican people all speaking pretty good English camped just above the dam and we enjoyed joining them in the pools and at their campfire. Sunday is family day: dozens of locals dropped in but we found a quiet place at the pools in the beautiful canyon upstream. Great place.

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Also known as Agua Caliente hot springs campground (in Church's Camping Baja book). We paid 100 pesos for two to camp. Outhouse was pretty run down and there were a lot of flies. But the hot springs were wonderful. Several little pools dug into the sand above the dam of varying temperatures. A larger pool sectioned off with rocks where the hot water came out was wonderfully hot to soak in.

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Great camping and DIY hot springs (behind the dam). If you want to hike, go up the canyon about 20 minutes until you see a palapa structure up the hill on the south side. Follow the trail up to that (be careful of wasp nests) or keep going up the *steep* canyon wall until you get to a T. I went right and followed the trail for about 3 miles before I lost it when it came back down in to the arroyo. After that, follow the cow paths at your own risk and leave yourself some breadcrumbs to find your way back out. Also skip Santa Rita hot springs for this one instead.

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Beautiful place and well maintained. Plenty of firewood. Nice hike to the sierra. 50 pesos per person.

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50 M$/person for camping. Quite nice and shady campspots about 200 m from river/springs. Beautiful pools and rockformations about 20 min further up the canyon. Pretty clean all around

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Simple campspot near natural hot springs. 50 M$/person. Nice shady area. Cool pool above dam with hot springs pouring into it. Walk up the canyon approx. 20 min to more pools and waterfall. Access via Santiago and Aguas Caliente. Proceed through village West to the end of the dirt road

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Not recommended. A long dirt bumpy ride leads to a a couple warm tiny shallow concrete tubs and a big cold pond with cow pies around. Unfortunately it's not worth the 45 minute bumpy ride to visit or to camp. 45 minutes can get to to a real campground further up north on the highway.

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Road is soft and risky perhaps, but maintained. Paid $35pesos per person for overnight. Offers pit toilets and trash cans. Shade and basic spaces under the trees. Closer to the water are grills and a palapa. Very peaceful location with river bubbling past. Perhaps maintained more than in past, but still just a basic camp site.

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A long dusty road leads to a primitive campground.

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Primitive camping facility near agua caliente (which is not so caliente). Very remote and quiet. ~USD $8.00

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- 100 pesos (somebody will come to collect it, make sure you get the receipt/ticket)
- hot springs, multiple possibilites in the area
- this has just a pit toilet and rather underwhelming warm river and some concerete hot "tubs". Would be nice, but there was too much trash and cow crap to enjoy swimming.
- pit toilet, nothing else
- access on a long sandy road

- there are some other options more to the north in San Jorge - high clearance definitely recommended. We drove there, but it was raining and a sketchy local asked 200 pesos for camping in a rather messy campground (looked more like his workshop) and could not provide a receipt. It didn't feel right, so we did not stay. But there should be some nice short trails and hot springs in the area.

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Camping with individual sites. Restrooms available. Right at the hot sulfur springs of Agua Caliente.

(Normally is the entrance fee to the park probably 20 pesos / person, but with us was not in the driveway, even when leaving the barrier occupied)

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