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El Portrero Chico free camping | Wild Camping

Mexico
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Details

Last Visited: 8 months ago
GPS: 25.950255, -100.476683
Altitude: 696.2 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Unknown
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Came to El Potrero Chico to climb for a couple days on our way back home from an 8 month trip in Mexico and CA. Unfortunately, we were pretty broke at the time and couldn't afford the 80 pesos/pp for the campsites. Camped in the dry river bed right across from the pool and picnic area in the park. There's a few entry points to get down into the rocky area where we parked.

We were here during Semana Santa so it was really loud with Mexican polka music, but I would imagine it would be fairly quiet the rest of the year. We felt safe as there were many police officers patrolling. Talked to some locals and they also told us it was safe. Free but no amenities except for a water tap near the pool area entrance

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Stayed here for a week. Parked further down in the river bed on the right, 100 m after the EPC gate with metal beams on the ground. Street to the campgrounds gets very noisy on weekends.

Quiet and scenic, we camped in the river bed. Good place to camp after crossing the border (we crossed at Columbia bridge).

Quiet night. Federal and city police making rounds.

Really great free place even for people who not climb. We stay here since 1 week and nobody cares. You can have a fire place next to you car and the people are really friendly. The mobile Margerita bar comes every night with musik, drinks and a really great owner. He speaks english and have tonns of informations about the mountains. In the town is everything you need and it is just a 30 min walk, or a 10 min hitch hike.

Came to El Potrero Chico to climb for a couple days on our way back home from an 8 month trip in Mexico and CA. Unfortunately, we were pretty broke at the time and couldn't afford the 80 pesos/pp for the campsites. Camped in the dry river bed right across from the pool and picnic area in the park. There's a few entry points to get down into the rocky area where we parked.

We were here during Semana Santa so it was really loud with Mexican polka music, but I would imagine it would be fairly quiet the rest of the year. We felt safe as there were many police officers patrolling. Talked to some locals and they also told us it was safe. Free but no amenities except for a water tap near the pool area entrance