PN Calilegua Campsite | Established Campground

Argentina

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Last Visited: 4 days ago
GPS: -23.76222, -64.85118
Altitude: 594.0 masl
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Amenities

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

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Description

Free campsite at the entrance to the park. Nice spot but it only gets two stars from us because of the abundance of vampire fruit flies. Not pleasant. Water is not potable.

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Campsite is open again. Free, with clean toilets and even showers, water is heated through solar power, but it were some cloudy days so we didnt even try. Check in before entering the campsite. Very friendly people! Better camping than some we paid for, so definitely recommended!

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open and possible to stay the night! toilets, (cold) showers , parilla's and fire pits available. seperate spot that can fit one or two big rigs. clean enough and free!

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Open again :-) Nice toilets and showers, good impression

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Camping is now open. Still free. Motorhomes should use the signposted motorhomesite closer to the entrance to the camping, which is with no views, in the forest.

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Just an update : still closed but they plan to re open in one week approx.

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Since pandemia, only open during the day.
No overnight stay allowed !
They wait for administrative authorization to open again... We had to go 500m before the parc :-(

Still useful for toilets and picnic table when it rains.
Ranger s always welcoming and sympathetic.

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Place temporarily closed.
We arrived and the gards said that it was not allowed anymore. They wait for authorization to reopen.

Camping still available during the day (8h-18h) ; toilets available.

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The entrance and camping of the Calilegua National Park are free, sanitary, picnic table, and beautiful shaded location. In the park, along the road through the park, are a dozen hiking trails.

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We spent two nights here over the weekend. On both days there was no water left in the tank to have an eveningshower. On weekdays probably less busy and no problem. (the guards fill the tanks in the morning and the afternoon) . The sandflies were VERY annoying but olny for a short time in the evening/morning. During the trecks it was no problem. The trails are nice with great views and some animals (monkeys, birds,...)

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Nice jungle spot, we stayed 2 nights. First night no water at facilities other than in showers, 2nd night OK. There was a large group there so perhaps they used it. Loos and showers fairly dirty. As quieter, stayed at first opening on right as you drive in. Nice hot jungle walks. If we had more time, drive to San Francisco might have been interesting with walks and natural hot springs. Got as far as 23 km and monument at other side of park at 1,700 m. Good dirt road but fairly slow.

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the vampire flys were terrible, repellent (Off!) did not work, like the others visitors we left the place after one night without walking One of the tracks. Sanateries run down, water brown not usable.

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Since they connected the road between Valle Colorado and Santa Ana more people will come through. Nice quiet place with toilets near a river. It’s free and starting point of hiking tours

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Lot or place (less touristic than others spot close to Salta), fire place, tables, toilets and shower with hot water! (They install a solar system)
View on the river and sunset, some mosquito!

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Good for one night if you want hike through the forest. yes you can combine some hikes. no. 5+7 seems always closed but the others are easy if you are used to hike.

sanitary? what's that? but without entrance fee, what will you expect? A four star shower? hey you are in South America in the jungle.

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Some great walks, bird watching tower worth a visit, mainly for the view. If you’re self contained the first camp place on the right is a great location, quieter than the main site and less bugs. Friendly staff and good information brochures available. Downside is the well used road through the park. Great drive to San Francisco and even an ATM there, avoid Friday if possible as lots of out bound traffic.

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Shower is working! Trails nice and easy... If you can stand the flies and the small biters (deet helps), you'll be rewarded with a amazing concert at sunset.

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Nice and free campground, beautiful hikes

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The campsite is nice located inside the rain forest. With mosquito tent and repellent the sand flies are manageable (at least end of May). You can combine their trail 1, 2, 8, 4, 10, 5, 7 & 3 to a nice 12-14 km one day rain forest hike from the campground. The trails are in good condition and easy walking, except small parts of the official closed 7. Unfortunately their animals don't visit the campground like it was in Chaco or Mburucuya, so we haven't seen a lot.
Begin of June there was an open-air holy mass from one of the local folks. Not sure if always the same date but 2017 was on Saturday 3. June.

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Free campsite indeed. Beware of the 10.000 mosquitos (march), we reacted super allergic to them! Not recommended. :-(

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very hot today, the first private RV place near the entrance is very sunny, most trails are steep, long and difficult through the forrest, toilets are not good, no showers - all shower heads are permanently dismounted, no potable water, we prefer the roadside place outside the park after the Monolito

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Really lovely campsite overlooking the river - is now open again. Sandflies aren't that bad - just put some socks on and burn mosquito coil. Maybe they are worse in summer? Bathrooms are OK, but doesn't look like you can use showers anymore. Picnic tables and BBQ pits around. National Park is stunning, the guards are really helpful (info pamphlets provides) and the road is good - we drove up to the mirador at the border of it. Well marked walks you can do too, 10mins - 5 hours. Definitely recommend this spot !!

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Campground is closed temporarely (Ranger told us until June latest) due to maintenance.

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It is rainy season so the campsite was quite wet. There are cold water showers and sinks available but the water is not for drinking. The site near the river has space for 4 vehicles plus there is a separate area for tents. Along the track into the site from the Rangers office there is also a site on the right hand side in the trees with BBC if you prefer to be private. This is sub-tropical rainforest so of course there are bugs, you need mosquito repellent....if you can't stand bugs then don't come here. The rainforest is beautiful especially in the morning when all the birds start the morning call. Free...but you should register with the ranger.

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Free campsite at the entrance to the park. Nice spot but it only gets two stars from us because of the abundance of vampire fruit flies. Not pleasant. Water is not potable.

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