Parque Nacional Torres del Paine – Laguna Amarga parking area | Informal Campsite

Chile

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4 months ago
Altitude:
73.3 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

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

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This parking area of the entrance at Laguna Amarga is one of the few place, where it is officially allowed to stay overnight in a motorhome. The other four places are at the Lago Sarmiento, the Pudeto Cafeteria, the Grey Ranger Station as well as at the Administrative Headquarters and Visitor Center. Or the short version: everywhere you have access to a building with toilets during the night.

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We stopped here to spend the night with others RV’s and the Guardaparque said to us it was not allowed to sleep here.
Buuut we had taken a paper in the visitors center, which was showing that this was an area allowed for motorhomes.
So he allowed us to spend one night here, but we would have to leave early in the morning.

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We asked at the Office and they said that we can stay overnight at the parking. They also informed us, that workers will be arriving in the morning between 8 and 8.30 am. No problems.

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we arrived at 7:00PM asked to conaf if we could stay and the guy said thats is not posible. we told him that many people stayed here before and he told us that since he was here (4 months) it s not authorized because of the bus witch arrived and can t parked because of many campervans etc.
we went to pudeto and it was free

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Everything is closed at the moment (covid time), no shower or electricity or wifi accessible. Only a small parking to spend the night with chemicals toilets.

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through to high water of the river we were not allow to stay down at the river. just make sure to check with the guardaparque before

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Free, quiet at night, nice view of the torres in the morning.

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Bushcamp on busy road to Torres del Paine hike, as mentioned traffic luckily dies down after 9pm so it was a quiet night. Worth to get up early (before sunrise) to take pictures from the torres shining red in the morning :-)

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we wanted to park here on our first night but it's already inside the perimeter of the park. if we entered on the day we arrived that full day would've been counted as one of 3 and we'd only have 2 full days in the parc. btw, if anybody like us, just entered from argentina and didn't think it through too much, I saw nobody mention the fact that everything is to be paid in cash except for the 80000 clp ferry to glacier grey. so stock up on cash before leaving chile

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I spent 3 nights here, its Ok, nobody bored us. Unfortanelly it forbidden use tents (roof tent too). Ours friends needs to go. The next night 3 cars opened the tent, so depends oh the ranger.

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Noisy and dusty place to stay because of all trafic behind but calm between 8pm and 7am.
Full of mosquitos when Sun goes down.

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Officially overlanders can only stay for free at the park rangers stations, but at this entrance the ground isn't flat so it's ok to drop 200m down to the river and park there instead - so long as you use your own bathroom or the one in the station. This is a good base from which to then head up to the welcoming centre for the Torres Mirador walk, and the views of the Torres are pretty good. It was also by far the busiest ranger station we stayed at, with several Overlanders and also tour buses etc parking up here. We had very quiet nights by the Grey and Serrano rangers points, which are also good places to start different treks in the park. Serrano also has pumas visiting, if you're lucky...

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Don’t forget to park just were the gps point is and not like us in front of the office. You are further from the toilets but closer to the water and there is less car passing by because it is not a crossway.

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Drive down from the parking lot to the bridges. There is a parking lot, gravel, and behind the rock you can park out of the wind. Near the ranger station there is a lot of wind. A ranger told our neighbors it was allowed to park close to the rock, but next morning they came to tell us it wasn’t. Nice view on lake and on mountains.

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As advertized. Avoid staying too close to riverbank as it is geese breeding season. Maybe worth staying on the tarmac part of the parking to respect the grassy areas around the parking. National park after all :-)

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Just 75 meters in the direction of Cerro Castillio at the right side of the road is a deep gravel place with reasonable wind shelter. Place for 2 campers. Preferred this above the larger parking area in front of the ranger station.

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Free, quiet night. Many other overlanders. Great view of the Torres! The bathrooms are up the hill at the info center.

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We've stayed several nights. Great view, close to trails, enough place for the kids to play.

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Arrived late and offices were closed. Parked here for the night. No wind, but rained all night and next morning didn’t look any better, so we left the park, not wanting to pay entrance fee for rainy day. No issues.

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We spent 2 nights there, a ranger said it was ok and totally free. We were several Overlanders each day.
Not wind protected but very quiet and with beautiful view on the Torres.
No phone signal in the park.

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Nice place beside the river, comfy walking distance to actual ranger station but still far enough away to have privacy and not feel like you are in a parking lot

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We stayed here one night and parked next to the sign "Torres del Paine National Park", opposite the toilet facilities, which were open all night. No issues at all as described by previous travellers. We arrived after the office closed and left before it opened.

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Spent a quiet and not too windy night here with five other rigs. 200m uphill to bathrooms so not great if you don't have your own but free.

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Good spot to stay overnight. No wind protection. Good view to torres. Toilet at park entrance.

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we stay like 200 mts before the check in place, at left side, is a flat zone and had some wind protection and more close to bathrooms.

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This has the best views of the four different free parking areas. It looks right up at the Torres Del Paine. The river runs right next to it but you do have to walk up the road to get to the bathrooms. The ranger did say the water in the bathroom is potable. Many other overlanders stay here and we made some friends during our couple night stay at this spot.

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Still possible to sleep here for free.
200m from the office and the restroom.
Very windy at night when we were there. No wind protection.

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Slept here for two nights
Very quiet

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This parking area of the entrance at Laguna Amarga is one of the few place, where it is officially allowed to stay overnight in a motorhome. The other four places are at the Lago Sarmiento, the Pudeto Cafeteria, the Grey Ranger Station as well as at the Administrative Headquarters and Visitor Center. Or the short version: everywhere you have access to a building with toilets during the night.

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Rangers commonly accept cars to park overnight there. 24h opened toalets nearby. Cooking is allowed in the bus stop shelter close to the gates. Beautiful view. No wind protection.

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Great for an overnight stop, good view of the Torres when the weather is clear. Reasonably sheltered.

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this is one of the four places to camp free. leveled space with Baños closeby

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We spent a windy night here. Nice view to the torres. Some traffic untill dark. Here it is allowed to overnight for free in your rig.

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This was one of three places where you are allowed to overnight for free in the park, a small distance from the rangers station and also the public toilets. Quite noisy when cars cross over the bridge, but otherwise peaceful spot, with a good view. Be choosy where you park - some parts were very muddy after a night's rain, so go for the more gravelly bits!

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Nice place at the river with great view of Las Torrws. Free. Toilets nearby. Ranger told us we cloud stay here for a single night only. They didn't seem to be checking though. However no protection from the wind at all, meaning for us in our rooftop tent, we had a very uncomfortable night.

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This is where you buy your ticket. They offer a good place for the night near the river. No wind shelter but nice views. Cooking is not allowed.Free

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Spend two nights there. Very nice view, one of the places with a) very nice view on the Torres and b) a beautiful sunset. No wind protection

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Sehr guter, in der Nacht ruhiger Parkplatz. Gut geeignete Übernachtungsstelle, um mit dem Fahrzeug am nächsten Tag weiter zum Ausgangspunkt für die Wanderung zu den Torres zu fahren.

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Exposed off the side of the road. Nice view of the Torres. There is also a toilet block across the road from the CONAF building at the intersection

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