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San Juan del Lago | Established Campground

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Last Visited: 20 days ago
GPS: 19.906720, -101.119540
Altitude: 1912.2 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: Yes
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Non-Potable
Restroom: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Description

Located on a hill above Lago Cuitzeo at the junction of Mexico 15D and Mexico 43D just north of Morelia.

Direct your GPS to here 19.918369, -101.132139 and go right at the Y intersection. Here it becomes a dirt road (keep following it) 19.914445, -101.125921. You'll come to a gate on your right that is half green half brown here 19.90672, -101.11954 Open the gate, drive up the hill and you're there!

The owner, Arturo, is creating his dream campground here. Bathrooms are great, view is great, sites are spacious and have excellent hook-ups. electricity 15 amp, 30 amp and 50 amp. He's built his own sewage plant. It's a steep drive in but do-able for everyone unless driving a low-powered big rig. Arturo took us all over the little town of San Juan Tararameo which is sitting on top of a hot water reservoir. There are hot water wells all around town and a very simple, basic hot water bath where you can soak for as long as you want for $1 US. He also took us to Cuitzeo, across the lake, which is very historic and interesting. So much potential here!

The gate is always locked, you should call before you come because he doesn't have a sign up. The number is 443-228-3839. Arturo loves where he is and wants everyone to love it as well. Call Arturo on the road, one hour before.

If you have an rv with more than 30 feet, it's beter if you wait the owner at this location. N19.920026 W101.143565. because you have to cross the city and the road are small.

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Amazing place with amazing people!!!
We ware in a rush so we stayed just two night but we would of stayed months!
Beautyfull permaculture project, family environment and cheap price! Dont go by without staying at least one night here!!! ūüėɂ̧ԳŹ

Amazing place to stay. planned to stay just for the night, ended up staying three nights. More than just an RV park, they are creating an ecological, self sufficient farming expat community, that will cooperate with the local people. They are currently looking for people to join them. Host is an inspiring person.

Beautiful place to stay with everything you need. Art is a very kind host. The property has 9 or 10 rescue dogs that are friendly, five horses and even a cat! We loved it here. I've added some GPS co-ordinates to the description to help with navigation. Don't follow Google Maps.

A lovely place - wish we could have stayed longer. Arturo is a great host and our kids had fun roaming around with the other family that is currently staying there for an extended period. The showers were hot and the views over the lake unbeatable. There was a bit of noise from the highway but it wasn't bothersome. Make sure you use the coordinates listed here as you have to drive through town to get out to the site. A great spot. We went through in the wet season and had no problem on the road with our truck camper but I'd check first with Arturo (with a bigger rig) before driving in.

Artura has built a wonderful, centrally located RV Park here 20 minutes north of Morelia. The services are top notch including site size, electric and WiFi. He delights in taking his guests around the area and explaining everything to them.

English version below.
Nous conduisons un motoris√© classe √Ä, 40' pusher/diesel et sommes rest√©s une semaine. Le site est situ√© √† la jonction de la 15 et la 43, √† 20 minute au nord de Morelia. Le Campement est nich√© en haut d'une colline et offre une vue imprenable sur le lac Cuitzeo, le 2e plus grand au Mexique. Vous devez r√©server √† l'avance en tout temps ( http://www.sanjuandellago.com ) pour deux raisons: barri√®re donnant acc√®s au parc est toujours barr√©e (pour votre s√©curit√©) et si vous faite plus de 30' (attendez au point GPS suivant: N19.920026 W101.143565) vous aurez besoin d'√™tre guid√© par le proprio, Arturo, afin de manŇďuvrer dans les rues √©troites au travers de la ville. Ensuite vous aurez une c√īte d'une bonne inclinaison et en tr√®s bonne condition √† monter. Nous l'avons fait sans aucun probl√®me.

Le campement vous offre:
Eau, électricité 15,30 ou 50 amp, et égout.
Des lots immenses pour vous garer avec vue sur le lac et les montagnes. Tranquillité assurée. Douches et toilettes impécablement propre. Cuisine publique. Terrasse avec vue etc.

Un excellent arrêt (court, moyen et long terme) pour visiter: Sanctuaire papillons Monarque, Morelia, plusieurs Pueblo Magicos, Patzcuaro, Cuitzeo, sites eaux thermales ... Belles randonnées à cheval ou à vélos (plusieurs sentiers), kayak, pêche...Arturo adore servir de guide, demander-lui de vous faire découvrir la région!

300 pesos/nuit

Nous recommandons fortement et nous reviendrons l'automne prochain!

We are driving a class A, 40 'pusher/diesel and stayed for one week. The site is located at the junction of 15 and 43, 20 minutes north of Morelia. The Campement is nestled on top of a hill and offers breathtaking views of Cuitzeo Lake, the 2nd largest in Mexico. You must book in advance at all times (http://www.sanjuandellago.com) for two reasons: barrier giving access to the park is always barred (for your safety) and if you make more than 30 '(wait at point GPS following: N19.920026 W101.143565) you will need to be guided by the owner, Arturo, in order to maneuver in the narrow streets across the city. Then you will have a hill with a good inclination and in very good condition to climb. We did it without any problems.

The camp offers you:
Water, electricity 15,30 or 50 amp, and sewer.
Huge lots to park with views of the lake and the mountains. Tranquility assured. Shower and toilet immaculately clean. Public kitchen.

An excellent stop (short, medium and long term) to visit: Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, Morelia, several Pueblo Magicos, Patzcuaro, Cuitzeo, hot springs ... Beautiful horseback rides or bikes (several trails), kayak, fishing. ..Arturo loves to serve as a guide, ask him to make you discover the region!

300 pesos/night
We definitely recommend and we will be back next fall!

This campground is not for free anymore. It was to promote the campground, to get it started. Arturo is now asking a donation of 300pesos full hooked up, 200pesos without electricity. Very nice shower, good wifi. Nobody mentioned the road passing by behind the campground. At the height of the site is a sound barrier but when you are a bad sleeper, use your earplugs that is good enough.

FYI when driving towards the camping use the "libre" not the "toll " road because the camping is not accessible from the toll road although it is right beside the toll road. nice spot for relaxing a few days. will report after a few days.

Un des plus beaux terrains de camping de tout le Mexique.
Nous avions prévu rester une nuit, nous y sommes restés 5 nuits.
Eau, électricité 15,30 ou 50 amp, et égout.
énormément d'espace entre chacun des emplacements. Hyper tranquille malgré l'autoroute qui passe près.
Pour accéder au camping, il faut traverser un village avec des rues étroites, si vous avez un véhicule de plus de 30 pieds, il est préférable d'attendre que le propriétaire vienne vous chercher au point GPS suivant: N19.920026 W101.143565
si vous √™tes plus court, vous pouvez vous rendre √† la barri√®re sans probl√®me. La barri√®re est barr√©e en tout temps, mais le propri√©taire Arturo habite sur place, appelez le sur la route une heure avant d'arriver. Apr√®s la barri√®re, il y a une bonne c√īte √† monter. Nous avons un classe C de 32 pieds avec un Ford E450 et on a mont√© sans probl√®me. En ce moment, il y a 2 fift-wheel et 3 classe A.

Le site internet est très complet: http://www.sanjuandellago.com.
300 pesos par nuit
ou 3500 pesos pour un mois pour du 30 ampères.
Un excellent arrêt pour ceux qui reviennent de la mer et qui veulent visiter les environs.

Nous recommandons!

This Facility is NOT closed! This is a hidden gem of a hideaway with gorgeous views! We spent a week here relaxing, doing maontenamce, and exploring the area. Amazing views of the lake and towns below. Enjoy hikes, natural hot water baths, comfortable weather, and uncomparable hospitality of the owner, Arturo (Art). Art speaks excellent English and is proud to show you around the area and make recommendations. The showers are very nice and clean and hot. There Is A restaurant/Common AREA Kitchen With Fire pits.

We were offered a free weeks stay to explore and enjoy the area. The coordi.ates are spot on and will bring you right to the gate. You must call Art who lives onsite and will open the gate for you. The number is in the other visitors review. Large sites, with water, electric and sewer available. The WiFi Is fast. The climb to the entrance is a little steep but concrete offers plenty of traction and very doable. We visited Morelia from this site, very convenient. Check it out!

free for 'boondockers' not requiring electricity. Large spaces but access is not easy through small village streets and steep hill. No signs, ring first - and don't follow google maps, follow the GPS coordinates from the website!!

Great place. Huge spaces and nice large and clean restrooms. Not really convenient to any grocery stores, etc. make sure to call ahead of time too let Art know you're coming.

called number listed and no answer. gate locked.

rv park with much space for every one. you got a beautiful view to the lake. just 35min. from Morelia. Electricity also for big rigs available. water and dump at every place. the owner was very friendly and show you everything you want. bathrooms and showers are in good condition. great and quiet place to hang out.

Owner Arturo is working hard to get a good thing going. 21 enormous spaces, full hookups, hot showers, and great view of lago cuitzeo. A very steep climb to the camp, but apparently big rvs do make it. He is still working on things so is offering one week FREE to anyone who wants to come and enjoy this great area. Art also loves taking people around to show off his favorite spots. You MUST call first so he can be there to open the gate

Located on a hill above Lago Cuitzeo at the junction of Mexico 15D and Mexico 43D just north of Morelia. The owner, Arturo, is creating his dream campground here. Bathrooms are great, view is great, sites are spacious and have excellent hook-ups. He's built his own sewage plant. It's a steep drive in but do-able for everyone unless driving a low-powered big rig. Arturo took us all over the little town of San Juan Tararameo which is sitting on top of a hot water reservoir. There are hot water wells all around town and a very simple, basic hot water bath where you can soak for as long as you want for $1 US. He also took us to Cuitzeo, across the lake, which is very historic and interesting. So much potential here! He says he isn't officially open because he's still working with the city to get a better entrance road. Because of that, he didn't charge us a penny to spend 2 nights with all amenities, plus a free guided tour of the area. As of January, 2016, you should call before you come because he doesn't have a sign up. The number is 443-228-3839. Arturo loves where he is and wants everyone to love it as well.