Camping

San Nicolas (Reserva Iberá) | Established Campground

Argentina
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Last Visited: about 2 months ago
GPS: -28.128254, -57.434521
Altitude: 98.8 masl
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Amenities

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

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It's an adventure to get to this part of Iberá but definately worth it!! : a 30 km sandy road (depart from the town San Miguel, we saw cars without 4x4, but we wouldn't recommend it...after heavy rainfall it's impossible without 4×4).

The road is not on the maps, because it's a private road. You'll pass several wooden fences which are "locked" to keep the cows out of the reserve. Just get the chains of the fences and drive further. You will pass hundreds of carpinchos, who refuse to get out the way!

After 1 or 1,5 hour, you'll arrive at San Nicolas, a beautifull campingspot next to the rangers'house. It's one of the best spots during our trip so far.

Thousands of animals, who come to the campground to eat from the orange-trees. An astonishing place which hasn't been discovered by tourists at all, inspite of the campground at Carlos Pelligrini/Laguna Iberá.

During the 4 nights we stayed here, we were the only ones.

You can do 3 walks, one of them is also possible to do by bicycle (14 km return), which in our opinion is the best one.

The ranger (Mattias) we met was really friendly and helpfull, he spoke good English. He can tell a lot about the reserva and all the effort they put into it. But also about the difficult and long process for the American owners of the reserva to convince the locals to visit and appreciate it and that it's also in their interest to maintain this beautifull area.

The campground itself is basic. They have a generator and solarpanels, so electricity and hot (actually a little bit "warm") water is limited to a couple of hours a day. Costs are 50 pesos p.p. a night. If you stay 4 nights, you only pay for 3.

Take plenty of food with you because you don't want to drive the road again just to get some grocary and you will probably stay longer than you had in mind! In case you do forget something, the ranger asked us a few times if we needed something from town, when some of his colleagues went up there.

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Great location but the generator running from 7 to 11ish at night spoils the atmosphere somewhat, but clean toilets and no charge! Road is quite sandy and although mostly dry there were some massive water filled craters to go through and a lot of deep sand. Some small cars were making it OK but I would not risk a heavy 2 we van/motor home!

This is a beautiful camp group, lots of wildlife. Highly recommend

Lovely place. After the trains they had earlier in the year, it's still an adventure to get in despite being dry for me. 4x4 was essential I think. Lovely staff. Great nature,sunset, and sunrise.
Maybe not essential, but as you enter San Miguel you can register at the tourist office on the right hand side. If you want to do any boat or kayak tours, you have to arrange this in the town before you head to the park.

road only sandy the first 10kms, when dry you only need good clearance (20cm+). drove here easily with our 2wd 308d. when wet 4x4 is a must have. lot's of birds, caimans, nandus... really nice and friendly. but TONS of moskitos, sandflies and horseflies!! You're in a swamp ;)

We found it unbelievable to see a large tended lawn with nice buildings literally in the middle of nowhere! This place is great for all who would like to get close to nature. Any number of birds, carpinchos, caymans, frogs, snakes and ... horseflies!

Even though we travelled all around Parque Ibera (from Mercedes) to get here (and the 30 km sandy road to top it off), we left the next morning (after a good hike on the 'sendero' that starts just 500 meters after this place) because of the onslaught by the horseflies.

Price: free.

Access road could be adventure after heavy rain. normally easily to do with high clearance. rangers are all very kind. very nice grassy campground with toilets, bathroom and cold shower. You can do two short walks, and drive on for 7 kms to go deeper into Ibéra.

Beautiful place and tranquil. Lots of animals to see and facilities are clean and well maintained. Didn't pay due to season and we were the only ones there. Some of the walks were blocked off due to lots of water. Need 4x4 and with good clearance.

Very beautiful campground with a lot of animals. It was free. Showers with hot water, BBQ and all is very, very clean. 4*4 is obligatory, sand and mud on 27 km

Really beautiful place with lots of animals around. Very nice ranger gave us a lot of informations. Watch where you park, the generator is really annoying in the evening, loud and stinky. The infrastructure is very good, everything clean. Didn't pay anything, because of offseason.
Important information: in offseason, the gate (the one after the 15 km sign) is locked, the key is under a trunk 5m to the right of the gate. Its ok to open according to the tourist information in San Miguel. Check in there before you enter the long and adventurous road into Reserve San Nicolas. Very recomended place!

Beautiful well kept place. Found the gate locked, but asked a backhoe driver how to get in and he showed us where the key was. look on the post beside the gate. Only got charged 100 peso for 2 people for 2 nights including a motor home. Tranquillity!

Great track to get here a lots of fun when its rainy. Awesom place to spend a few days. They guys whos running the place is very friendly. Toilets are clean showers does the job. Wild life around and quiet. We love it

We can confirm that this is really nice place. Coming to San Miguel village you can see then sign San Nicholas Reserva, then turn left on the Avenida San Martin and continue on the dirt sandy road which is on maps.me a bit west from the village, is white and has a lot of left,right,left 90° turns. There are few other signs but it might be tricky. We also saw a lot of capybaras right on the road. We stayed one night and nobody asked for payment, but this might be different in another season.

An excellent campground, pleasant place to spend some days without electricity and internet.
There is no place to buy anything, so bring all you will need.

It's an adventure to get to this part of Iberá but definately worth it!! : a 30 km sandy road (depart from the town San Miguel, we saw cars without 4x4, but we wouldn't recommend it...after heavy rainfall it's impossible without 4×4). The road is not on the maps, because it's a private road. You'll pass several wooden fences which are "locked" to keep the cows out of the reserve. Just get the chains of the fences and drive further. You will pass hundreds of carpinchos, who refuse to get out the way! After 1 or 1,5 hour, you'll arrive at San Nicolas, a beautifull campingspot next to the rangers'house. It's one of the best spots during our trip so far. Thousands of animals , who come to the campground to eat from the orange-trees. An astonishing place which hasn't been discouvered by tourists at all, inspite of the campground at Carlos Pelligrini/Laguna Iberá. During the 4 nights we stayed here, we were the only ones.
You can do 3 walks, one of them is also possible to do by bicycle (14 km return), which in our opinion is the best one.
The ranger (Mattias) we met was really friendly and helpfull, he spoke good English. He can tell a lot about the reserva and all the effort they put into it. But also about the difficult and long process for the American owners of the reserva to convince the locals to visit and appreciate it and that it's also in their interest to maintain this beautifull area.
The campground itself is basic. They have a generator and solarpanels, so electricity and hot (actually a little bit "warm") water is limited to a couple of hours a day. Costs are 50 pesos p.p. a night. If you stay 4 nights, you only pay for 3.
Take plenty of food with you because you don't want to drive the road again just to get some grocary and you will probably stay longer than you had in mind! In case you do forget something, the ranger asked us a few times if we needed something from town, when some of his colleagues went up there.