RV Park Don Chon | Established Campground

Mexico

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Last Visited: 3 months ago
GPS: 27.29944, -112.89417
Altitude: 126.0 masl
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Amenities

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

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Description

Beautiful oasis river/lagoon side property, lush green palm trees, swim-able waters and bird life. 200 pesos a night dry camping (open to negotiating). Very simple accommodations. Toilets flush with a bucket. BBQ pits and benches at some sites alongside the bank. Definitely a welcome stop after pretty beaches and desert terrain. Good swimming too!

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Nice spot on the Oasis. Friendly and helpful owner who speaks great English. Good telcel signal. Dog friendly. Pretty clean toilets with water buckets. Cold shower at the restaurant across the street.

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very basic but pretty. Looks like they are in the process of clear cutting to add more sites.

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A new owner who speaks English, what a relief for this gringo. He is working very hard to clean up the dead foliage because it was neglected for quite a while, evidently. I will look for the pit toilet and water tomorrow. The 200 pesos charged would have been high except that the restaurant across the street had a hot water wash area and a toilet that were both available 24 hours a day. The food was top notch, but they do not open until 1400, and closed Wednesdays.

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Petite oasis de palmiers au bord du lac. Assez jolie mais mal entretenue. Pas de douches et toilettes limites !! 200 pesos la nuit ca a augmente. Mais la petite ville de san ignacio est tellement jolie Pas de wifi mais reseau tel ok

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Dry Camping.
Ignore it being called an RV park, which put me off, it's a couple of acres of date palms on the lagoon. No amenities, toilet but nasty. No electricity or water. Verizon works here. Opposite here is a restaurant (orange building) with great food and beers. 210 pesos for 3 tacos and 2 beers.
I was told camping here is 200 but no one came by. Expensive for what it is. It's a beautiful lagoon, safe, not busy at all which was great after everywhere is full of trailers and RVs ten feet apart.

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This is the best place to camp right at the river beauty-wise. That being said, 200 pesos (didn’t want to budge for price with us, maybe because it was Saturday) and the only toilet was covered in crap, no water in the bucket for flushing. We decided to spend the day at the day-area by the river down the road from here instead and sleep at the busy campsite near town that has hot showers and clean toilets for the same price.

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My favorite place to camp in San Ignacio. Been here half a dozen times. Super basic, but right on the water. Great for a swim or kayaking. No english spoken. Occasionally a few pieces of trash around but that depends on previous campers. Costs me 100p plus a beer. Use the money you saved to eat dinner at the fantastic Muralla Campestre restaurant across the street (closed Wednesdays).

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A real desert oasis. This wide river simply pops up out of the ground and runs only 2km before returning to its secret underground travels. Surrounded by a forest of palm trees, we camped directly on the river. Quiet at night, felt very safe and host was very nice. Paid 100 pesos but he started at 150. A great place to stay for the night. Simple bucket flush toilet and not much more.

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My third visit
Close to everything
Nice spot

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Pin is not in the correct location but close. Driving southeast on Hwy 1 from Guerreo Negro turn right at sign to San Ignacio. Don Chon Campground is approximately 1 km down the road on the left. Campground is clean, full of Palm trees, excellent shade but not too great if you are a bigger rig and running completely off of solar as we couldn't get maneuvered into a full sun spot. Smaller rigs can pull right to the waters edge in full sun. Beautiful location. We did not use the washrooms or showers. There is a hose that you can use for water, I wouldn't drink it but it's fine for showers and dishes. We also used our own hose and filter when filling. No electrical hook-ups. We were charged 200 pesos a night which seams high according to the other reviews and given the fact that we are the only ones here. Entire Campground is sand, but not your regular beach sand, it's very fine and seems to get on and in everything. Watch for dogs as they seem to be everywhere and some were very aggressive, would not go into "downtown" by the mission with pets! We have a small dog and I would not trust having her on a leash there. Just driving around with the windows open a dog saw her and came charging at the vehicle barking, within seconds the truck was surrounded by dogs all barking. Was actually a little intimidating. Stayed one night and would definitely stay here again.

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This place is actually sign posted as RV Park Don Chon. Lagoon side spots shaded by date trees. We came here as Camping Petates down the road was full. Very similar places. Bucket flush toilets, no coverage on Verizon. Large sandy spots could fit any size rig. On site host who lives in the house by the gate. We walked to town for dinner and gate was closed but not locked when we returned. 120 pesos for the night.

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Great spot by the river. Hilda was very nice having us pick any spot we wanted. Place is a bit run down and feels forgotten, but if you don’t mind the minimal upkeep, the setting is stunning!

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Tried to stop here, but gate was locked, nobody home.

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Excellent place to stay. A little dirty, it has a lot of shade. 120 MXD The night. Little cellular signal. We do not use the bathrooms

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Was closed today. There was heavy rain in the area a couple of days ago and many places are flooded. Maybe that’s why it is closed. Or maybe they sold it as it is for sale. We stayed here in December and absolutely loved it. Beautiful oasis right next to the river

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Great cheap safe spot. Ended up staying 3 nights. Owner speaks no english but is very nice. Bucket toilets. The birds in the lagoon are amazing. Pet friendly.

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I see the campground is for sale. I wondering if something has happened and it is not being currently well maintained. It is indeed very lush, and on an ideal location along the River, but it felt a little more sketchy than the Petates on the other side of road, bridge and lagoon. If Petates wouldn’t have been there, I would have stayed.

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Hello
Such a lovely place to park your motorhome for the night after the desert.
No problem with a 26' rv.
Place near the water avaible.
The village is nice but you need your vehicle to go.
100 pesos.
Croods approved.

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Still 100 pesos. Pin is now in correct location. Nice to park next to the river under the palm trees, a little of a surprise after a days driving through cactus:) we had the place to ourselves. We parked and found someone at the house later in the day to pay. Felt safe
Didn’t use the toilets. We were also able to fill our rv up with water, there is a tap next to the house, please ask first

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 27.29944, -112.89417

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Nice little cheap campsite. We looked at El Petates and this one was nicer and further from the road. No trash. River is lovely and there’s a rope swing. Bathrooms are bucket flush and rough, but serviceable. 100 pesos per car.

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we cambe back here on our way north. it is still 100 pesos a night. nice shaded area with river view. we didnt swim in it tho..

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$100mxp/night. Stayed two nights. Quiet, even on weekends. Nice spots along river. Ducks floating around. The ground is dusty sand, which I don't like, but watering it worked out well. We used the bucket flush toilets, but don't plan on doing that until you see them because they're a bit disgusting.

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On passe une très belle nuit, littéralement collé sur le bord de la lagune. Pour 100 pesos, 7$ Can. On ne peut demander mieux.

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Rv park under the palm trees and by a little lake. No services. Paid 100 Mex
Quiet at night

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Very nice place. You will hear the Mex1 a little bit but its ok. The toilets are not usable, we took your own toilet.
She charged us 100 pesos.

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Nothing extra to say. Absolute amazing spot, good swimming and a lot of ducks

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Good place to spend a day or two resting from travelling.
It’s next to the river and you get to see a few birds.
Pit toilets are OK.
A bit dusty next to the river.

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very nice place, an idillic spot, an oasis after the desert. no electricity but you can get water and the camp is along a river where you can also swim in. 100peso/night.

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100 pesos / night like other folks have said. It’s a lovely spot right on water with plenty of shade from the palms.

We walked up to the main hwy the evening and got beers from the grocery store and a quesadilla from a local stand across from Pemex

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As previously described. Quiet, idyllic spot by the river. My dogs swam to their heart's content. It is dusty but understandable this time of year. Only one other party here and low and behold, we are both from the same area in BC! Paid 100 pesos. Didn't bother checking out the toilet.

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Great sites by the river and very quiet. Toilets? Don’t go there...we will use our porta potty! River and birds are beautiful. Probably the time of year but there was 3” of dust everywhere. All that said we will return because this place is quiet, on the river and authentically Mexican. You can buy dates from the owner for very little.

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Beautiful oasis-like spot. Felt safe. Gate was closed but unlocked, so we went in and set up camp. Owner came by at dusk and was very nice. 100 pesos. Quiet after 8 except for the occasional semi-truck on Hwy 1. Lots of ducks and dates.

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We paid 100 mex for 1 night. The place is nice, next to a river and full of palm trees. Toilets were full of spiders so we couldnt use them.

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Beautiful place near the river. Lots of palmtrees, with beautiful views. Really loved the place. No mud/signs of hurricane. Some signs of fire on the palmtrees. Bucket toilets, not really clean but okay. Paid 100 pesos for 1 night.

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Good place near the river. 100 pesos. no toilet. no wifi. no shower.

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Lots of bugs because of the unswimmable water nearby. One night was enough

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Pretty trashed, probably from the hurricane? No one there. We stopped a guy passing on a horse who said we could stay there and he would tell the owners. But we went in and decided not to stay. Even our 4×4 van could not get into any of the spots. Lagoon super muddy. Tons of bugs.

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seems badly damaged by hurricane. lots of mud and debris. gate was closed with string but we saw one van inside and joined them. left so one money near small office.

toilet with bucket flush but nothing else. water seemed quite muddy and most camp spots too muddy or sandy to reach.

good tacos up the main road across from pemex.

slow cell signal

nice shady trees on river

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great place, lots of shadows, paid 80 pesos, pit toilet no showers no electricty either wifi. good for swiming in the lagoon and hang your hammock!

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Nice place. Still 100 for two. We stayed. Doesn't look like a RV Park. Thats good. Very good. Some moderate music in the weekend during afternoon hours. Very quiet after 8 PM. Stayed for 2 nights and came back later. We didn't feel the urge to discuss the price here. Waterhose at the entrance available to fill up.

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Very nice and quiet by the river. Refreshing compare to the Mar de Cortez side !

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Beautiful relaxing place. We camped right at the river in between palm trees. They asked for 100 Mxn but we negotiate to 80 pesos. People are very friendly. No wifi, no hook ups. We would stay here again.

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Beautiful spot. Only one other van here for the night. No one was around when we came in so we chose a spot and backed right up to the lagoon where there is a rope swing. Still $80MXN a night. Toilets flushed by way of water bucket. Vegetation looks great and though there are signs of the fire, it's thriving and beautiful. We spent the afternoon swinging into the lagoon on the rope swing and swimming. Perfect spot for a warm afternoon to swim and relax.

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The place is open again. 80 pesos

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The Place is open again. Very easy but a nice Place at the River. 80 Pesos.

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Closed due to hurricane early September.

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directly to the river. difficult to find a leveled spot. on the weekend crowded with a family reunion, so a lot of trash. 80pesos for a RV

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Quiet and cozy with water... by the river. 80m$

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80 pesos, stayed one night and left in the morning. Charred palm trees, but the oasis location is quite nice, especially once the vegetation has a chance to recuperate from the fire

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Good stop over in between Guerrero Negro (Pacific) & Santa Rosalia (Mar de Cortez). Nothing special. A recent fire burnt most of the palm trees in the camp. Nice & quiet family run place. 80 pesos per night. Toilets with buckets only.

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San Ignacio update!! There was a wildfire through the palms a couple weeks ago. Apparently everyone was okay but a lot of damage at the campgrounds on the river. Half of Don Chon's lot was pretty charred and the plumbing melted on the toilets. The next door B&B lost 3 yurts. Los Petates was damaged too but still has toilets that are flushed with a bucket. Showers didn't seem to work. We decided to push on and didn't stay here. Hopefully they got some rain last week. Is it a beautiful place.

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Great spot by the lagoon. Some locals kids made some noise on a Saturday night but we parked on the other side of the camp so it wasn't bad. Cool oasis area with lots of palms and spots close to the calm water.

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$80 pesos per night but we got three nights for $200 pesos. 2 km out of town. Nice small town

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Beautiful oasis river/lagoon side property, lush green palm trees, swim-able waters and bird life.80 pesos a night dry camping.Normal toilets,BBQ pits and benches alongside the bank, definitely a welcome stop after pretty beaches and desert terrain.Relaxate!

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Great spot on the lagoon. Damaged in the hurricane but still has some level spots. Restaurant and market nearby. $80 pesos

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