Small campground on the river | Informal Campsite

Chile

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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: -43.27663, -72.42130
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Description

This appears to be an abandoned campground with 8-10 sites but might just be unattended because it's off season. We drove through an open gate (to the right of the blue cones) to park down on the river. We were prepared to pay something to camp but no one came. Lots of picnic tables (some are rotted). Two walled shelters for tents or cooking. Fire pits. Plenty of room for vehicles. Almost invisible from the road. Beautiful river to drown out any road noise. We stayed almost 24 hours and didn't see anyone.

Also, here is the trailhead for Ventisquero Yelcho. We can't recommend the hike. The trail is in really poor shape (think duck walking through tunnels of shrubs on 5 inches of mud) and the glacier no longer looks like the photos. Maybe it's a better trail in the summer.

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Stayed here one night to do the hike the next morning. There is a sign 'no camping', which means no tents. The ranger didn't seem to mind us staying in our campertruck and was very friendly. The hike is easy and beautiful on a well maintained path. It's all for free.

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Place is open! We slept on the parking ground at the beginning of the trekking-path, which is open again too.
Nice little hiking to a view platform to the yelcho glaciar. Took us 2 hours for both ways.

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This campground is no longer open. There are signs at the entrance saying no camping, no fires and no rubbish bins.

It is a bit run down, but there are new works to make it better.

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Really nice spot. But we didn't stay there as it is written that campfire and camping is prohibited

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as described before, really nice spot. river is louder than street

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Beautiful spot! We had lunch at the picknick tables and would camp here if it were later in the day. The glacier looks fabolous from the mirador on the side of the road 100 m along the routa 7.

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Campground is as described. lovely spot. Mud trail to the glacier is a bit challenging. Didn't realise it would be about an hour and a quarter each way of rock hopping to avoid the mud and water ....

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Nice spot in the middle of the forest, close from the road but hidden ! We stop there for lunch only decided to not stay as it was raining a lot and was very very humid. Shelters and picnic table, all pretty old but ok. Just be careful if it rains a lot to not park to close from the river, as the curent is actually strong and eating the ground a lot.

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Great location, two shelters, one being used as a fireplace. Freshwater meters away, and views of the mountains from the other side of the bridge.

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Nice place to camp, infrastructure are abandonated, but place is cool, near the river on the middle of the forest.

the hike look like open and maintained. no barrier.

very nice hike through a wonderfull forest, very dense. Very swampy.

at the end of the trail, you have a viewpoint of two distant glacier.
If you are a bit motivated you can easly go through the fence and go nearer the two glacier. ( you have small rivers to cross)

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This place was great! Picnic tables, rocks for fire pit and piles of old wood from the derelict cabins around. Our only issue was finding DRY wood to make our fire... So, we want to start a system. We collected some of the damp wood, and placed it underneath the shelter so that when the next people come, they can use the dry wood for their fire. The only this we ask is that you replace it for the next person. Then everyone can have firewood.

Otherwise, great spot. Private and river drowns out the traffic noise but honestly, it's low season, so I think only two trucks came past the whole time we were there.

A few mosquitos at night but the fire kept them away.

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Abandonned campsite near the river. Water from the glaciar. Grassy area, tables, beautiful nature, glaciar ... Perfect !

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Gate is now locked, still possible to slip past with a bicycle (up to you and your ethics whether you want to do this!).

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There is currently a locked gate with a CONAF sign stating that the trail is closed for maintenance.

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Abandoned but nice. Shelter with fire pit. Plenty of pitches and away from road. Hike worth doing but heavily overgrown.

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Yes it is devenitely abandoned. But a nice place for overnight. No road noise because of the beautiful sound of the river.
The hike is very nice!! Yes it could be in better shape but still worth doing it. Approx 1.5h one way

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This appears to be an abandoned campground with 8-10 sites but might just be unattended because it's off season. We drove through an open gate (to the right of the blue cones) to park down on the river. We were prepared to pay something to camp but no one came. Lots of picnic tables (some are rotted). Two walled shelters for tents or cooking. Fire pits. Plenty of room for vehicles. Almost invisible from the road. Beautiful river to drown out any road noise. We stayed almost 24 hours and didn't see anyone.

Also, here is the trailhead for Ventisquero Yelcho. We can't recommend the hike. The trail is in really poor shape (think duck walking through tunnels of shrubs on 5 inches of mud) and the glacier no longer looks like the photos. Maybe it's a better trail in the summer.

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