Yuraccorral camping | Established Campground

Peru

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Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
3820.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
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Contributor:
panamnotes.com

Amenities

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

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ADMIN NOTE: User reports "WARNING Your tyes will be let down by the bus drivers if you park further up the road where the tour buses park.locals were parking on the other side of the road from the camping as this is free"

Very large camping area by one of the lakes. Camping is free. You only need to pay the entrance fee for the parc.

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Great campsite, with a very nice view. Big grassy lot with donkeys, lamas, and cows (who will eat absolutely everything you leave outside, including plastic and soap). There are toilets and running water. We left our car here to do the Laguna 69 hike. Some tour buses park here as well (they arrive as of 8h30am and leave around 3-4pm), all very friendly. Had 2 quiet nights. It gets cold when windy though.

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We parked here to hike to Laguna 69. Very nice view of the mountains and large park area. There is a restroom. We felt very safe since it’s in the park area (there was a very nice ranger when we got here).

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Free toilets and secure place to stay. no other facilities. Mules and cows around so watch your steps (poop in the grass). We gave the ranger a small tip after we got back from Laguna 69.

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We stayed for one night and felt very safe. We paid at the entrance gate the 2-3 days pass for 60 Sol per Person. At the campside you have to pay nothing also not for the toilet. Nice campground with a lot of donkys and a llama. We start our trail to the Laguna 69 from here.

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Stayed at the camp ground for one night before hiking to Laguna 69. We passed the gate for the park around 6pm and nobody was there to charge us the entry fee. Next morning we started the hike from the campsite around 8:00 a.m., but it wasn't early enough to beat the crowds. Nobody charged us in the morning for the parking/camping or the hike up to the laguna. Perhaps bc it was a Sunday? Definitely worth the stop!

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Nice place, we’re all alone in rain and clouds. Toilets were closed, only holes in the ground. Had to pay for 2 days entry to NP, each 30S per person, thus pretty expensive.

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To be absolutely clear (previous comments are confusing) : the camping is totally free (except WC which is 1 sol) as far as you pay your entrance fee for the parc (2-3 days is 60 soles per person). Regarding the camp itself, great view and safe place for your car during the trek and the ranger is very friendly.

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Great place to leave the car for the 69 hike. Think it's shut on a Sunday though? Loo swere shut all day and no one asked us for money. Apparantly the day before someone asked some other Overlanders for 10 soles when they returned from their hike. Luck of the draw maybe.

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Very nice spot. Ideal to go for the Laguna 69 before or after. Very calm and secure

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stayed here for 2 nights as it's a pretty nice spot. arrived late on the first day so nobody at the gate or at the campground.
gave the camp supervisor one of the straps we had left from shipping the darien gap and he was happy with that payment. is the only thing we paid here for the lagoon.
2 paths available to go from the campground to the trailhead.

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Just want to clear up some confusion here in regards to pricing - it’s 30 soles pp to enter the park and hike Laguna 69 (more for Santa Cruz). Camping is 60 soles pp to camp or stay the night anywhere in the park - these are the official prices and you can camp for I think 3 nights with that price.

We didn’t stay (camp at Sierra Andina just outside the park - it’s awesome!) but this is definitely the only secure place to park your car for the Laguna 69 trek.

Toilets are 1 sole to use and a small tip will be expected for the guard for parking.

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great place out of season and free. place to myself no bus tour crowds on the trail cooler temp for trekking and blue sky morning .muddy tracks to keep the BF Goodridges happy

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Good place to camp. As we where returning to Caraz the comedians at the park gate asked us also the 65soles for camping. We usually play the ignorant tourist card with no Spanish. Felt good to get it out of my system but they will surely ask the next guy exactly the same amount. 10soles per person and camping is still free

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Great place to stay before a nice early start hiking up to laguna 69. There is a cleanish toilet on site and running water. After the other tourists go you have this place to yourself and it's a stunning location. We are in a roof top tent and didn't have any issues with windy conditions, it was a bit chilly but you know that right? We started for laguna 69 at about 7am, it takes 2.5-3hrs to hike from the camp ground. We were the first ones up to the lake and had it all to ourselves for an hour before the other tourist buses started arriving.

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All good! Entered the park at 5pm and nobody at the entrance, also nobody checked at the parking. So spent two days without paying. If not it would have been 10 soles p/p p/day

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Best place to base yourself if you plan to start an early hike to Laguna 69 to beat the herds of tourists. 6-7 AM is a good time to start the hike. If you camp here it adds an additional 20-30 min to your hike since the campsite is still a mile or so from the trailhead. Restrooms close early evening. You can also camp here if you plan to break down the drive over the pass and down to Yanama-Chaca or to do the loop back up to Punta Olimpica. Also a good place if you plan to hike to the Pisco mountain refuge to climb Pisco or Huandoy.

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We parked here and walked to the Laguna 69 trailhead. It takes about 20 minutes. We are not "extreme" hikers and the hike took 3 hours to the lake from this spot. There is a trail that follows the river to the trailhead.

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Un terreno grande con espacio para estacionar y acampar con carpa. Hay baños y se ve una vista preciosa de la segunda laguna. Aquí pasamos la noche y súper tranquilo, éramos los únicos! Llegamos después de las 4:30 al parque para ver si no nos cobraban los 65s, hablándole bonito y medio rogándole al guarda parques nos dejo pagar solo 40s pero creo que si bien pagas solo 10s por persona y entras y te quedas varios días (2-3) nadie te dice nada...

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Gorgeous place. Very scenic. Bathrooms and running water available. We passed the gate at 3.30pm and there was no one to pay, so we came into the park for free. That is the only park entrance gate on this road - the other end is open. There are some pretty impressive wild camps up the pass that give spectacular views (if you are acclimatized), but you would be in a roadside pullout and visable from the road. We highly recommend driving all the way east to the other side of the park - it's incredible. Locals do this road in their sedans.
Also, this is where you park if hiking Laguna 69. Seemed secure and was staffed by a park ranger during the day.

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Wonderful spot which is actually called Yuraccorral camping. It's also the parking spot and a great base if you are heading to Laguna 69. Park entrance is $10 pp per day or $65 for 21 days, which is better value if you intend to spend more time in the park for example for the Santa Cruz trek or other hikes. As far as we know there is no camping fee, but it's nice to give the guard a tip. Completely quiet after 5pm and the first buses from Huaraz don't arrive until 8.30am. Cold, but wonderful scenery. Flush Toilets, water and some snacks and beer available.

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There is bathroom, safe and too beautiful place!

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Campsite Yuraccorral
We paid 20s/pP for 2days and 1 night. Level and grassy area for all kind of overlandervehicles incl tents. Flush toilets and water available. Quiet at night. Safe and friendly.

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Entrance fee to the park 10S per person per day. If you want to camp you officially have to buy the 21 day pass for 63S. But if you talk nicely to the guards at the entrance and only like to stay for one night, they let you buy two day entrances.
Or if you come late (after around 4pm) the guards went home and you have to pay only for one day when you leave the next morning.

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Ranger station seemed abandoned and the restrooms were locked. Lots of room to park here, no need to stay in the spaces outlined by stones, campers are welcome in the middle of the field. Some mosquitoes at night. Nice place, beautiful surroundings. Start to walk along the road and follow the path along the stream to the Laguna 69 trailhead. Don't cross the stream until you see an actual bridge and wide path.

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No one around, few trucks passed, nice views, no facilities. Next morning the tourist busses passed by, joined them for walk to laguna.

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We stayed 1 night here, very beautiful spot : We were alone with the cows and donkeys but felt safe. Very close to laguna 69.
To those who didn't understand the price : 65 Soles per person is the price for going and camping in the national parc of Huascaran during 21 days, not the price for 1 night at this camping. It is normal to contribute for roads and service in national parks ...

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Definitely no toilets at the campsite. There toilets at the campsite at the Laguana 69/Pisco base camp campsite but no parking at that site. Toilets available at first lake for 0.50 sole. 10 sole for the day or 65 sole for 21 days.

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We felt ok with paying the s/65 pp as it is a 21 day pass to camp and use the trails in the entire Cordillera Blanca, Huascaran national park. The proceeds go to conservation and trail maintenance. We parked up off the street by the trail head and had a beautiful view of Pisco and the lakes. We were allowed to camp with our dog, but could not take him hiking:(

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Parked here to camp but the toilets weren't in the bathroom. Decided to camp at the entrance of the first big lake where they had bathrooms where you rent boats. Paid the 65soles but no one looked at out tickets on the way out.... So....???

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Camped here for two nights. Park charges 65 soles per person for camping. Waaaay to expensive for parking for the night with nothing offered. When I told the admissions guard we were camping in a casa rodante he charged us for two days admission, 80 soles total. Campsites are near the road with maybe 5 cars passing through the night. Tenting is possible if the ground is dry and the cow chips have been cleared (they cleared the whole field while we stayed there). No facilities or amenities but a really great view of largo #2.

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Camped here for two nights. Park charges 65 soles per person for camping. Waaaay to expensive for parking for the night with nothing offered. When I told the admissions guard we were camping in a casa rodante he charged us for two days admission, 80 soles total. Campsites are near the road with maybe 5 cars passing through the night. Tenting is possible if the ground is dry and the cow chips have been cleared (they cleared the whole field while we stayed there). No facilities or amenities but a really great view of largo #2.

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Camped here for two nights. Park charges 65 soles per person for camping. Waaaay to expensive for parking for the night with nothing offered. When I told the admissions guard we were camping in a casa rodante he charged us for two days admission, 80 soles total. Campsites are near the road with maybe 5 cars passing through the night. Tenting is possible if the ground is dry and the cow chips have been cleared (they cleared the whole field while we stayed there). No facilities or amenities but a really great view of largo #2.

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Nice campsite just past the lakes. Free. Minimal facilities but very close to Laguna 69 trailhead.

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Awesome camping at the end of the laguna in the National Park. No facilities. Park admission fee of 5 Soles / person.

One of the most beautiful mountain roads in the world starts from here via the pass of Portachuelo (4,737 m) on the east side of the Cordillera Blanca and then to San Luis and Punta Olimpica (4,890 m) back on the west side. If you drive clockwise you can avoid most of the truck traffic. The gravel road via the first pass is mostly just one lane, the road via the second pass is in excellent condition except for the last bit where the new tunnel is built. As long as the tunnel is not yet open you can do this part only with a four wheel drive and low gear. The entire route is amazing: magnificent views, thrill, adrenaline!

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Very large camping area by one of the lakes. Costs S5 to enter for the day but if you want to stay over night it costs a staggering S65! We returned to Restaurant Campestre for the night.

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Camping free with entrance fee (s/6 per person). Did not stay, just spotted

free

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