Rancho La Mesa and RV Park | Established Campground

Mexico

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Last Visited: 3 months ago
GPS: 19.50195, -101.59346
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Yes

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Description

Campground (RV only, not tents) offering an amazing view over the town and the Isla Janitzio. WiFi only at the restaurant, a little at the sites. Approx. 320 pesos nightly; ability to negotiate discount when staying longer. Full hookups (30 amp), hot showers, great food at the restaurant, at 20 min. walk to the historical downtown. No extra charge for kids.

To find this park, head south on MEX 120 towards Santa Clara del Cobre. When you pass the toll road 14D (between Morelia and Uruapan), keep going south and make a U-turn as soon as you can. As you head back north, right away (behind the big turn with penty of signage to slow down), slow down and turn right. This turn has 2 roads: take the left one. You will pass over 14D and in another 300 meters, you come to the entrance gate. Note, the restaurant (and gate) are closed on Tuesday so you may have to honk if you're in front of the closed gate.

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très belle endroit, vue magnifique sur le lago de Patzcuaro , nous sommes resté 15 jours , endroit idéal pour rayonner dans la région si vous avez une voiture ou autre. Le prix du camping est correct pour 2 semaines , vidange des eaux , électricité ,eau wifi excellent. bâtiment avec douche chaude . juste le kilomètre qui sépare le Rancho de la route qui pourrait être amélioré .

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Sehr schöner Blick über Patzcuaro, sehr gutes Restaurant. Stellplatz mit allem was man braucht. Leider kein Schatten. Sonst alles Bestens.Very nice view over Patzcuaro, very good restaurant. Pitch with everything you need. Unfortunately no shade. Otherwise everything is fine.

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Rancho La Mesa has also a campground.
With our truckcamper we were on the field and had a good diner at the restaurant.

Second time here. Went here again because of the good experience.
- Full hookup for a fair price.
- Our dog could run over the whole field.
- You can walk in to town, go back by
collectivo or taxi.
- Beautifull vieuw over the lake & town.

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back to this great camping place. just 2 other campers. negotiated 300p.p.night for 2 of us. still hard to find and rough road to the entrance. great view of Patzcuaro

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A large field lined with full hookups. 30 amp, 15amp, water faucet and dump stations. Hot strong shower. WiFi works in the campsites for us. Superb views excellent restaurant closed Tuesdays. Several friendly campground dogs and lots of farm animals. 360 pesos.
Access is complicated the first time. Either from downtown following Google mapping on a rough road. Or from Highway 14D carefully reading the map. Luck and persistence help. This place does exist! We’ll worth a visit.

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we cam in today Sunday and paid for two nights, he charged me 360 pesos a night. The shower and restroom are more or less okay, a bit more clean would be nice. The view from here over Patzguaro is indeed awesome.

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This place has a spectacular view over Patzcuaro. We drove to Morelia with our car, and it was only 45 minutes.
320 pesos per night with hookups.
I have a 33 feet class A

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300 peso 2p. Could choose a spot
ourselves on a big grassy field with a great view on the lake and Patzcuaro. Full hookup. Had a good meal at the restaurant.

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Really great place to stay awhile. Parking on grass, toilets, hot shower, sinks, restaurant with WiFi, collective into town not far down the road. We arrived on a Friday when the gates were closed. Drove to the top gate (very bumpy) and honked, and someone came out to let us in. Price is currently 300 pesos with no hookups and 350 with hookups. We stayed three nights.

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Very nice place. Electricity water and dump 350MXN/day

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 19.50195, -101.59346

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Beautiful place with a great view to town and the lake. Very friendly owners how will give you all information you need. Restrooms are at the moment out of order. He offered us that we can use a bathroom in one of the cabanas. Restaurant on this place is awesome with the same beautiful few as you have from the RV sites. It's also a working ranch so you have different animals around you. We walked down to town and had no issue, felt safe.

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We were here a total of 5 weeks. After 1.5 years of our trip, it is the perfect campsite! We travel with our 5 year old son - just because of the many animals there is no boredom. All animals and people (hosts) were super friendly. The course itself is beautifully laid out and has a fantastic view of the city, the lake and the islands. We often walked into town to shop and if the shopping was too big a taxi would cost 45 pesos. A great city, great space, hot shower, WiFi .... I find nothing negative.

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As others have said a lovely peaceful campground with spectacular view of Patzcuaro and the lake below. Excellent shower and toilet in one of the rooms. Very good restaurant on site. 20 minute walk down hill to the charming town. Take the Amarillo collectivo back for 9 pesos. 320 with full hookup or 200 for dry camping. Loved it and spent 6 days. The restaurant is closed Tuesday so the gate may be closed. There is a number to call on the upper gate and you can open the lower gate with a bit of muscle. Recommended

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Hello
So great place with a lovely view.
We pay 200 for a dry site because a big group of Canadian traveller in rv (24) was there so it was full for the hookup place.
But the full hookup price is 300.
You need to follow the indication of Ioverlander to come here, don't take the road through the town if you have a rv....it can became your worst nightmare
Friendly crew, hot and clean shower, a lot of animals, and a so lovely town to visit (20 mn walking).
Enjoy your trip

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Nice rv park with a great view. The park has 2 entrance . We took the one without a sign and we went through bumby streets. One there we learn about the other way witch is from the carretera.

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We stayed 5nights for 1000Pesos without power/water; wide open grassy area with a breathtaking view at the lake; so many lovely animals around- we had such a great time; had some good lunch in the restaurant and fantastic Pina Coladas; we walked from there into the village center,

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Great RV park with amazing lake views. Large grassy area with full hookup sites (30 AMP electricity if needed). Big rig friendly. Hot showers in one of the hotel rooms. Lots of animals roam here (keep your dog on a leash). Friendly staff including Sacramento, the grounds keeper! We paid 2000 pesos per week (and stayed 2 weeks).

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Very nice rv park. Great view. 325 pesos per night.

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voici un endroit comme on les aime. vu qui surplombe la ville de patzcuaro, très bien entretenu, 3services, à distance à pied du centre, plusieurs animaux en liberté sur le site (âne, moutons,oies,poule,etc). attention l'entrée sur le site n'est pas facile. il faut bien suivre la code gps indiqué n 19.494800 w 101.590000 et faire un demi tour sur la 120 passé l'entrée de la route non pavée. célina et Éric

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Nice views, lots of animals including their droppings all around. Horses, cows, turkeys, 10 dogs, sheep, etc. Wifi only sometimes and slow at the restaurant. Water at hockups needs to be filtered as it has lots of particles in it. Some road noise at night, but ok. Roosters in the morning. Price raised to unreasonable 325 Pesos a night.

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no tent camping!!!!, only self sufficient RV. rooms start 1500pesos...

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Best campsite we’ve been to in Mexico. Insane view of the town/lake/island, beautiful and delicious (albeit pricier) restaurant on site, and they let us use the restroom and shower inside of a really nice room/cabin during our stay. Bathroom access was 24/7, and we walked 30 minutes down the hill into town. Make sure you take the 120 to access from the right side. Animals from horses to turkeys to sheep to donkeys, cows and dogs everywhere! We also were allowed to have a fire right on the grass at one of the farm workers’ encouragement. They have firewood available for purchase. 170 pesos/night per car

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Super campement, tranquille et à distance de marche de la ville. Proprios très attentionnés et offre les 3 services. Attention, l'entrée du parc peut être un peu compliquée lorsque c'est votre première visite. Pour vous rendre à l'entrée, vous devez 1e faire un demi tour sur la 120 (après la grande courbe) pour revenir sur vos pas (pas d'inquiétude, beaucoup de place pour le faire - nous faisons 53' de long avec la voiture)Voici les coordonnées GPS du début de l'entrée (tout près du nouveau pont qui a été refait et qui surplombe la #14D: 19.494777, -101.590158 Après avoir traversée le petit pont, continuer toujours tout droit (environ .5km) et vous verrez l'arche d'entrée du Ranch. Arriver avant 6pm, car l'entrée peut-être barrée ensuite.

Beautiful Ranch - quiet, full hook-ups. Can walk to town. Owners are very welcoming. Be careful, the entrance to the park can be a little complicated when it's your first visit. To get to the entrance, you have to make a half turn on the 120 (after the big curve) to retrace your steps (no worries, a lot of room to do it - we are 53 'long with the car) Here are the GPS coordinates of the beginning of the entrance (near the new bridge that was redone and overlooking the # 14D: 19.494777, -101.590158 After crossing the small bridge, continue straight ahead (about .5km) and you will see the entrance arch of the Ranch.Arrive before 6pm, because the entry may be barred then.

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Wonderful campground. My favorite thus far. One nice, clean bathroom. Great restaurant. Walk to the city (20-30 minutes). Gorgeous view.
Best part all the wildlife: cows, horses, chickens, turkeys, dogs and babies of each.
We followed the iOverlander coordinates and had quite a bit of trouble finding it. I wouldn’t even know how to help someone else now.

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Back again on our way to Morelia and Mexico City

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Recommend, recommend, recommend, recommend!!!

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Wonderful spot overlooking the town and fantastic restaurant.

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The new access starts at these coordinates: 19.496757, -101.598932 From this point on it is well signposted.
Wonderful place. If you don't need the hookup, you can camp at the front of the place with an undisturbed view, which is also closer to the bathroom, and the price is even lower.

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A footnote if you want to explore the area and hire a private taxi. Jose Aguilar, speaks excellent English and was born here. His # is 434 114 1433. You can hire him for a tour around the lake. Negotiate the price. Approx 6 to 8 hundred pesos.

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Patience on the way in, and you are rewarded with a fantastic place. The view and restaurant are worth the trip. Paid 370 per night.

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Came back this year for a couple weeks. I’ve been here a couple weeks already, probably stay a couple more, love it!

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Awesome spot! Beware of weekends, the ranch has an event space for weddings and it can be really noisy at night if there's some event happening. Still, the place is totally worth it. Highly recommended!!

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you can't take the entrance from the Mex 120 anymore: they are building a new bridge. You have to go through town. It is not to difficult but still some cobblestone roads and not for the real big rigs. Still a great place to stay for a couple of nights!

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Entered correct coordinates for exit from MX 120 libre. Follow dirt road to gates (2 signs) over cuota road. Accessible by any length, height, clearance using this route. Paid $250p per night for 2 with full hookups. Decent bathroom. Hot shower. Lots of farm animals. Taxi to town is $60p or can walk it. Good restaurant in site with odd hours.

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These coords (see photo) are the entrance to this location. Other coords will not allow access to the RV park.
Enter off libre road MX 120. Short dirt road to entrance. No access from cuota road to here. Access through town is inaccessible.

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Absolutely fantastic spot to stop. The grounds are beautiful, sites plentiful and staff very friendly. I didn't use power or water but they are available. Google maps steered me astray. Best to try the approach from the north East side. Some gravel road required to get in, but if you take your time it's fine for all rigs. The burrows, sheep, dogs, and even the bull are friendly, and were very relaxed around my puppy. Given that it was her first time seeing all of the larger animals, I would say it should be no issue with any dog that is relaxed in the presence of large animals. The grounds are very quiet at night, with some distant road noise from the highway that is very acceptable. All in all, well worth the 280 pesos per night. Oh, and did I mention the view? Stunning!

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This is the better GPS location

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Great campspot! Great views of the town, lake, and islands. We stayed 2 nights and were the only ones here. Tons of room and many campspots to choose from. Great private bathroom and shower. Would highly recommend. 280 pesos per night for 2 people and a dog. Nice walk to downtown. Be sure to check out La Tradicion restaurant for Purepeche meals. This place was so good! Its just west of the plaza de basilica on Arciga street. Also check out Velma's art shop on Quiroga street a few doors catycorner and west of the Museo de Arte's Populares. She speaks English and is super nice and just opened her shop.

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What a view, you can't put a price on it!
I loved this place, came for a couple days, stayed 18! The owner Beto is terrific and it has the best restaurant in Patzcuaro seriously 4 stars. I can't forget the chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, burros , and horses! It took my dog awhile to get use to the other animals but once he got the idea he was just one of them. I'll be back next year if not sooner.

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Campground offering an amazing view over the town and the island at 280 pesos. Full hookups , hot showers, great food at the restaurant (10% discount for the campground clients!), at 15 min. walk to the historical downtown. No extra charge for kids and negotiable price if you stay longer.

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