Camping Pescazaike | Established Campground

Argentina

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Verified:
6 months ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

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

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Description

Campsite with wind protection (including for roof top tents). Pretty good facilities for a small campsite. Clean toilets, hot water showers (at all times), parrillas and trees for shelter on the rivers edge. Has a price list at entry. We paid $200 pesos for two people and entry of our car + rtt. We thought is was good for what it is.

In april 2018 no hot water and no wifi. We don't know if it is because of offseason or it is all the time like this. Anyway price is the same as in highseason.

december 2018: wc ok, hot shower, electricity and wifi. 200 pesos+70 per person. If on moto 100 for tent, 70 per person.

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It’s an old camping, but you will get wind protection, fast Wi-Fi and really hot showers :)
We slept here one night before the way to Rio Grande, and besides it is far from the city, you will get easily the way for the aduana.

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Clean toilets, wifi ok in several spots, during the night it gets very windy, take a wind protected spot if you need, helpful and very friendly chief, we payed 1900Peso for 2 adults in an camping car!

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Great place to stay a night. We cycled I head wind 15m/s here happy to find this. payed 1000 pesos for 2 people and a ⛺

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Clean Campground. Friendly host. Right on the river. Try walking up the stairs to the shrine for a nice view. Easy access for big rigs. (We are 3.2m high. No height restrictions unless you want to put your tent under a canopy. Quiet. 1500 pesos for two plus camper (=$10CDN at Western Union Exchange Rates).

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Nice and friendly guy at the entrance that explains the rules.
With the van we sleep under a big hangar, protected by rain and wind.
Showers and toilets a bit rustic but clean and very functional.
Paid 500ars for 2 with the van.

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Ótimo lugar para pernoitar, bons banheiros. Para encher o tanque de água do motorhome é necessário falar com a recepção. 500 pesos MH + 2 pessoas

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We arrived late at the evening and were first disappointed because restaurant and kiosk were closed because they had the 50th birthday party of the club. But then it turned out quite nice because the manager organized some of their barbecue for us. They also invited us to eat with them. But be careful, when it's raining, the place turns very muddy.

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I can’t see a reason to visit Rio Gallegos but if you have to or find yourself passing and need to spend the night then this is probably your best option. It seems to be a fishing club that also allows camping. There’s some space for campers but there is a height restriction so no really big rigs. Quite a lot of sheltered spaces for tents which was great for us on a stormy night.

Bathrooms were cleanish but old. We didn’t try the showers. There’s no indoor kitchen or common room but there is a restaurant. They told us about the wifi but the power went out soon after we got there so we didn’t get to try it. Because of the lack of electricity there were no lights anywhere and a couple of generators running till after midnight.

I’m not sure if it happens often (I think it probably does) but there was a group of guys partying till after 1am. We couldn’t really hear them from our tent but they made a lot of noise going to bed after 1 and even more noise getting up at 5am the next morning.

Heading towards Rio Gallegos from the north you pass the roundabout where the 3 joins the road from El Calafate then at the next roundabout take the gravel road towards the river. The road goes over a bridge then past the shrine and round to the campsite.

Not a great campsite but probably your best option if you have the misfortune to end up in Rio Gallegos for a night.

As we left in the morning we noticed someone camping at the shrine. It would definitely be worth a look if you’re interested in wild camping. Looks there might be rain and wind shelter.

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We payed 500 for the car with rooftop tent and 2 persons.
Showers are warm, working WiFi, not to fast.
There is a restaurant, but the only speak Spanish ;)

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Good spot, a little bit windy but fine.
Warm showers, electricity and a table with chairs.
WiFi around 4mbits down and 1mbits upload.

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Little wind protection, but nicely situated near a river. Good showers.

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Place was good for the night. Bathrooms and showers were ok, not that clean, tp, warm to hot shower. Many wind protected spots. Also many picnic tables. WiFi was good. Has a restaurant.

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Nice campground with some wind shelter. Manuel, the caretaker is very friendly. We paid 400 Pesos for the van + 2 adults (5-yrs old is free). We were unlucky that we had a breakdown of the electricity in the whole Rio Gallegos area, so no electricity or wifi on the campground and also no warm showers or even water in the toilets.

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The best camping ground so far! Very friendly and helpfull staff, clean banjos and duchas. The place is next to the river rio gallegos and got a lot of bbq stations. On weekends the place is full of local friendly and calm people. The owner of the clubhouse, his name is Vasco, is such a great guy! We can 100% recomend this place.
Price per night was 340$ for a car with an rooftent and two pers. 24/7 hot showers and if your lucky there ll be a empenadas party on sunday :D

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For one night ok. 450/n2p
Showers are warm and not really good.
Wifi really good - you can watch Netflix.

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Accueil chaleureuse.Emplacement à l abri du vent.Douches chaude et toilettes.
Wifi fonctionne tres bien.Resto tres sympathique et on y mange bien.

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bonne ambiance dans ce camping club de pêche. nous sommes invité à manger la bonne viande Argentine. le lieu est vraiment calme et a l'abri du vent. la direction aime mettre de la music pour danser sur des airs latino.
la Wifi est parfaite. il y a de l'eau chaude uniquement dans les sanitaires prêt du restaurant.

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camping le long de la rivière.
plutot calme et bien entretenu.
le propriétaire est très très sympathique.
le camping est a l'abri du vent.
je recommande pour un arrêt avant de passer la frontière Chilienne.

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Beautiful and windy place. We stayed for just one night at a protected area in a top roof tent. Hot water showers. Wifi.

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I didn't have much contact with the staff. Arrived late afternoon and left next morning. Showers were not open, only toilets. Cold water, good wifi, power outlet and I was allowed to stay under their roof/garage (see photos) with my roof top tent. Beautiful place. 200 for the car/rtt and 70 per person

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When we arrived in Rio Gallegos it was raining so hard and it wouldn’t get better for the next 2 days. We decided to stay at this campsite. There are no grassy areas so not ideal for tents. But we stayed under a big shelter covered from the wind and rain. We were also whitin the range of the (fast!) wifi. So we stayed in our van for 2 days till it stopped raining. We streamed our favourite series and were dry and covered from the wind. Really recommended to stay when the weather is bad. We ate 12 empanadas for 300 ars made by the restaurant of the fishing club. Best empanadas in Argentina so far! The guys of the restaurant are super friendly!

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One of the best campgrounds in Argentina, in our opinion. We paid 200 Pesos per person, so 400 Pesos for the two of us and our Land Rover. We were the only ones there when we arrived, and the wind was pretty bad, so the owner let us park in front of or inside the Refugio - our choice. Hot water showers all day and at the ablution block in the far area of the campground the one shower for the women and one for the men are in their own room, so you don’t have to worry about somebody leaving the door open ;)
Wifi was AMAZING when we were there - we had great signal inside the Refugio and we were even able to download some Netflix movies and watch YouTube videos. Was kind of surprised it worked so well so far from the office.
Owner is super-nice and he has a really friendly dog called Sasha that loves to play and follow you around. Sure is right on the river and away from town, so it is pretty quiet. There are lots of sites, all surrounded by trees, with tables and chairs, some even have asado stations and sinks with water taps. Cafe was closed when we were there - probably bc there weren’t many campers.
P.S. There were rolls of toilet paper in the bathrooms!
We would highly recommend this campground if you are in the area, before or after crossing into Chile - we will be back when we start heading north through Argentina, after hitting Ushuaia.

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DIRECTIONS FOR ACCESS:
Although the campground is on the west side of Rio Gallegos, you need to get off Ruta 3 and onto access road on the EAST side of Rio Gallegos.

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If you have motorbikes and a tent it is 100 pesos for the tent and 70 per person, so 240 total for 1 night. They have an area 'refugio' for tents which is covered and sheltered from the wind, which you can also ride your bikes into. Note that the ground inside is hard so you can't get pegs in the ground but there are chairs you can tie stuff to for mild tension. WiFi was slow but functioning (no good for big uploads etc but ok for messaging, emails, etc). Showers hot.
There is a restaurant. 12 empanadas is 300 pesos. Lots of benches, BBQ spaces etc. Lots of families on the weekends. Friendly place.

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Water, electricity, hot showers and wifi worked well. were very friendly. I wouldn't recommend it for big rigs though and there is a parking in front which might be more noise and doesn't have toilets but it would be for free.

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wc ok, hot shower, eletricity and wifi! good for 1 night.

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Super place! After long drive it’s perfect camping for couple days!
Not many parking spots but we been here alone!
The best breakfast’s view!

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Lots of wind protection and good wifi. Showers started off hot then devolved into warm, disappointing considering we paid 400 Ar for the privilege.

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Lugar legal para pernoitar, banheiros limpos com água quente. Atendimento ótimo. Estacionamos nosso motorhome com tranquilidade.
200p. ARS do carro + 70pp.

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The man at the entrance was really nice, but there was no hot water, no wifi, the toilet was not clean and a lot of wind. We didn't know why we should pay and stay, so we didn't.

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Ok place for an overnight stop. Nice guys run the place. We could pop up under a big sheltered area and were completely covered from the wind. Restrooms ok but not clean. Good wifi! We payed 200 ars for two.

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Decent place outside of Rio Gallegos, but the guy working the desk didn't know the WiFi password (part of why we went to a paid campground, rather than free). And the little tienda never opened during our stay. Each site has a little sink but the water smelled terrible, so we avoided using it.

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Tried to stay but very strict no dogs policy. Stayed just outside the camp and used their facilities for free (which they allowed - even apologized for the no dogs policy).

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Nicely nested alongside a hill (you can walk on top) and a large river (for bathing and fishing). Well shaded individual camp lots (larger ones right at the entrance, smaller ones at the back), all with electricity, BBQ pits, tables and fixed chairs. 3 Sanitary blocks, the one at the entrance includes a dish washing basin. WiFi available next to shelter house. Even though we saw them cleaning in the morning, the facilities were rather dirty in the evening (only half of the toilets/ shower usuable). However, we had a quiet night with good wind shelter and the staff was very friendly. 200 ARG for 2 and a car with rooftop tent.

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Stayed 2 nights over New Year. Very friendly. Also lent us a cable to charge our electronics. WiFi good. Camper in roofed shelter beside the river was well-protected. Showers hot but not really clean. A curious skunk roams the site, but not problems. Price 200pesos for 2 adults and 1 child in a camper. Empty apart from us, but full on 1st Jan with families spending the day.

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It was a crazy windy night but we found good shelter here in this small campground in our rooftop tent. There’s at least two spots for a rtt with good protection in areas where others are unlikely to be. Otherwise a cute (though ever so slightly run down) campsite on the rivers edge. Loads of trees, parrillas and good (super hot watered) bathroom. We paid $200 pesos for the two of us as well as of vehicle with rtt. We thought it was a bargain compared to what we’ve been asked for in other campsites in Argentina! Easily the best spot in near the otherwise under whelming town of Rio G.

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The campground is better, than it looks. Good facilitys, hot showers, fast wifi near the cafeteria. Shelter from the wind fot tents. A little for cars.

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Very nice people. It was very (!) windy when we arrived, even for Patagonia.
The staff offered us a place under a roof which was high enough. Very good place and well protected from wind.
The bathrooms are clean. The campground also has a restaurant. We had dinner there. They will serve only one dinner, so not for picky people. But it was delicious.
Price was 200 arg. Totally fine.
Wifi is fast.

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at -51.62526, -69.61612

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Small, abandoned looking campground/fishing club with a weird atmosphere. A friendly young man let us in. Some trees for a little wind protection. Gravel. Looks like it is mainly meant for tents, everything is a little narrow, but ok if you are not a really big rig. Toilets ok, shower also. We were told there is hot water 24/7. Right next to river. Ok for an overnight stop. No wifi. BBQs and tables/benches all around. Safe travels!

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Nice camping site. Good and clean bathrooms. Hot water. They have a roofed shelter under wich you may camp. The other sites have trees as windshields. The main cons are the rocky ground, no internet and poor cell signal. The carging sistem is odd: they charge you for many separate items. As a reference 2 people, 1 car and 1 tent was $A 185 for one night. I attached a photo of current price table.

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This campground is ridiculously expensive, with charges for everything except the bathroom. Larger vehicles will not fit, there is a height restriction. If you can sleep in your rig, there is free camping without facilities on the other side of the river, it just might be a bit windy.

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