Parque Estatal El Ocotal | Established Campground

Mexico

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Last Visited: almost 2 years ago
GPS: 19.808679, -99.750706
Altitude: 2737.0 masl
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Amenities

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

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Description

Huge park with four different spots to camp, one on a small lake (zone 7). Picknick-tables and firepits are available, also a basketball field. There is a zoo in the park and a lot of hiking trails. Entry fee for the park is 20 Pesos per person, camping in a vehicle is 100 Pesos.

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It’s winter & the place is deserted. Our Spanish is t strong enough to understand the gal at the front gate. She wanted to charge for park entry 50p + 40p p/person + 80p for camping. We had no interest in the zoo. There isn’t any hot water as solar showers don’t work in winter. We paid 190p for the night camp 2 adults 2 kids. It’s massive so easy to find a camp. Am sure it’s nicer here in the summer. Stayed just one night.

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40 per person now, for the 2 of us and roof tent came to 175.

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One of our favorite natural campsites! This park is perfect for relaxing after long City tours/camping- clean,fresh air,the smell of pine needles and calm & safety nights; we stayed 11nights and payed 20Pesos/adult entrance fee and 80Pesos/night for the camping; at this time of the year the little lake was totally gone= dry but the rest of the park is perfect for camping like in a state/ provincial park; there are different restrooms with flush toilets and cold showers but there is one solar/hot shower near the zoo; yes they are lots of strays...but all of them are very friendly...if you like dogs consider to bring some dog food for them. They are so kind and grateful. This park is very well maintained!! We highly recommend this place!

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This is a nice park. We enjoyed being back in nature after extended city camping. Rather then camping by the lake (which wasn’t much of a lake while we were here) we recommend staying at the first campsite area when you turn right to go around the loop. It’s right before the zoo. There were hardly any people here and less stray dogs. Our dog was pretty much left alone. Washrooms are near this campsite area as well. We’d recommend! It’s 20p per adult, 15p for parking and 80p to camp over night, $135p all in. For our second night we were only charged $80 for camping.

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Still here, still good. 135 pesos for entrance and camping. Stayed at zone 7 next to a hut with a table close to the lake. Cold in the evening, some partiers on Saturday night, nice sunrise. Clean toilets. Good gravelroad all around. Note: when people commented that there are a lot of strays they do mean a LOT of strays. Not ideal for our dog.

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As described before.
Toilets clean, but no water at all places.
When it rains it is not that much fun.
Temperatures at night 10C, in June.
Paid 135p for entrance and camping.

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20 pesos par personne l’entrée du parc + 80 pesos pour y rester dormir. Se rendre jusqu’à la zone 7, c’est un champ face à un lac avec des tables à pique-nique, des barbecues, des toilettes, une petite cahute vend des boissons et un peu de street food. Beaucoup de chiens errants qui cherchent de la nourriture, pas méchants. Évitez le samedi soir, quelques jeunes font des barbecues avec musique à fond jusqu’à la nuit mais sans alcool. Ça dépanne pour une nuit.

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Nice, quiet place. Noone around. Toilets were clean and there was running water (section 7). Security guard came around at night to ask us about our tickets and told us he would secure the area, which was nice. It gets really cold at night, around -8 degrees celcius. Paid 140 pesos for 2 persons.

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This park looks more like a State Park in the US with various camping options. We arrived just before dark and headed straight for Zone 7, thanks to the recommendations. Bathroom in zone 7 was open and clean, however lost water overnight.
The entrance to the park is actually off the main road and easy to miss, especially since the sign outside does not give any indication for camping.

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Very large park with many areas to camp in any type of rig. The place was empty on weekdays. Bathrooms locked except Zone 7 but they will unlock ones nearby upon request. Stray dogs checked in daily, but never stayed around. Fire rings and grill areas. Picnic tables. Trees for hammocks. Did not try zoo or restaurant. Pine forest similar to USA/CA/etc. Easy place to relax a few days. Paid $20p per person + $100p for vehicle for each night.

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Still nice park with lots of different campgrounds. lake has no water anymore, but possibility to ride along the park by horse. 140 P per night (2 persons)

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Paid 140 per night. Stayed two nights. We had planned to stay 3 but we were not that excited about the place. The showers are locked, most the bathrooms were locked except the one in Zone 7 on the lake where we camped. The lake is a small man made reservoir. This place is 9,000ft up and was very cold while we were there. Went to hike all the trails and found them all. Walked the whole park in multiple circles to make up a 3 mile hike. When we got there our dog and us made a dog friend. She stayed with us the whole time. She is very sweet, only problem is she protected our camp as soon as we went to bed and ALL night long barking and crazy dog fights. She got into our awning tent and ate a huge chunk of cheese we left out and a bag of chips. We realized this is why she appears to have a home. There are lots of stray dogs living at this park. Don't leave anything out. Great place to come if your looking to adopt. Even for the announce I would have liked to keep her.

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Very peaceful place. Zona 7 on the lake side has a beautiful view on the montain. People running the park are nice and helpful. If you come from the north, the road is beautiful : nice villages and amazing landscape. 20$m for the park entrance per person plus 100$m to camp. No shower only clean toilets

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huge and beautiful park with camping-option, 20 pesos per person, 100 per car (for parking overnight), was very quiet, not many other people around, our dog loved it

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nice park with security patrol.
small zoo included in price.
nice parking by zone 7 and the small lake.
20 peso entry pp and 100 $ camping

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Huge park with four different spots to camp, one on a small lake (zone 7). A lot of Picknick-tables are available, also a basketball and soccer field. It seems a perfect place also for childrens. There is also a little zoo in the park and a lot of hiking trails. Entry fee for the park is 20 Pesos per person, camping in a vehicle is 100 Pesos per car.

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Huge area in the woods with individual camping sites. Palapas, picnic areas and fireplaces. Clean bathrooms. Good hiking opportunities.

(Price is made up of 75 pesos for the car and 15 pesos per / person)

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