TT Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
April 26th, 2018 Honey’s Park - Free Dry Camping

http://honeyspark.webs.com

Scar graciously offers his land as a free parking spot for travelers. He even has an old RV with a spare bed for those on bicycles that need a place out of the wind. Check out his website for all the information, but he doesn’t need a heads up that you’re coming and he doesn’t close. It’s a dirt and partially grassy lot with a view of the distant mountains. He loves dogs and currently has a beautiful hound dog named Ruby that enjoys sniffing around the area.

Amazingly nice guy that just wants to help folks out that need a place to park. Google “Honey’s Park Arco Idaho” and you can find his website easily there as well. He just wants people to respect him and his property, but otherwise, all are welcome!

BONUS: He speaks German and Spanish and loves to practice his skills!

October 14th, 2017 Bridget-Teton National Forest Road 30650

Easy dirt/gravel road with plenty of flat spots to camp on. Hunting season is pretty full, but we still found a spot without a problem. Bigger rigs would probably want to take earlier spots along the road as the going gets a little rough and steeper as you go.

March 19th, 2017 RV Park

Did not stay. Noticed lack of rv parks listed for the Valle De Guadalupe, but this is nice with trees and spots and looks to have hookups.

March 7th, 2017 Kadekaman Hotel & RV Park

They insisted on $7USD/person or $280MXN. Explained to them we were there only a month ago and paid $200MXN ($5USD per person). They wouldn't budge and were not nice about it. Wasn't worth it to us so we left. Disappointing, since our previous experience there was so nice.

February 26th, 2017 Birrieria Las Palmas

Amazing birrieria and barbacoa. Local spot, not touristy at all. Super nice folks and amazing food.

February 7th, 2017 Club Cabo RV Park and hotel

This place is permanently closed.

January 25th, 2017 Pemex

Gas station.

January 25th, 2017 Tire Shop

Basic facilities. Stopped to air our tires.

January 18th, 2017 Rivera del Mar RV Park and Camping

Packed to the gills in mid Jan with giant snowbird rvs. Room in the tent area in back though if you're in a vehicle no larger than a van or SUV. The loud music a lot of folks mention is actually from a nearby gym. For us, it makes it much easier to tolerate knowing that. It doesn't go through the night and it didn't wake us up too early. Just be aware that it exists, bring ear plugs and smile knowing someone is having a blast working out to the pulsing music nearby!

January 11th, 2017 Playa Escondido

Beautiful spot and by far the most quiet of all the developed beach campgrounds along the Bahía. The road in is very good at the moment and the owner, Manuel, takes very good care of the grounds.

January 7th, 2017 Huerta Don Chano RV Park

Nice spot with well kept grounds and clean bathrooms. Price for non-electric is now $150MXN and we had to push a little to get that price (we HATE doing that), but knowing we don't use electric, we didn't want to pay $200 a night. The biggest downside to the place is the close proximity of the spots. If you are unlucky enough to be near folks that like to party late every night (as we were), it's not easy to escape the noise.

January 6th, 2017 Santa Ines

Beautiful spot. Road is obviously recently maintained. Great free boondocking if the wind doesn't discourage you. There are a few nice fire rings folks have built but I wouldn't risk a campfire if the wind was up.

January 5th, 2017 Across the street from Don Fong

Beautiful spot. Only one other van here for the night. No one was around when we came in so we chose a spot and backed right up to the lagoon where there is a rope swing. Still $80MXN a night. Toilets flushed by way of water bucket. Vegetation looks great and though there are signs of the fire, it's thriving and beautiful. We spent the afternoon swinging into the lagoon on the rope swing and swimming. Perfect spot for a warm afternoon to swim and relax.

January 4th, 2017 Caprichos coffee house

Great spot. Reasonably priced breakfast. Very filling. Internet is fast and reliable.

January 4th, 2017 Kadekaman Hotel & RV Park

Beautiful clean hotel. Small dirt lot for parking. Saw one tent and another overlander. $200MXN ($100MXN per person) for the night. Good internet and glorious showers. Price was worth the shower alone. The bathroom is very private with two individual shower rooms. Outlets by the sinks if you're inclined to use a blowdryer. People weren't lying in saying this is the best restroom they've seen in Mexico.

January 2nd, 2017 Ojo de Liebre

Beautiful spot. Still 80MXN a night for a spot without a palapa. Whale watching was $45USD per person or $810MXN (saved us $10 total b/c of the current exchange rate) per person. Totally worth it. Go in the morning before the wind picks up! Like everyone else said, continue down the road to reach spots right on the bay. Beautiful waterfront views of the sunset with LOTS of privacy.

January 1st, 2017 Coco's Corner

Coco is a wonderful human being with a heart of gold. We headed here with the intentions of inquiring about camping. With the purchase of a beer each, we camped for free. We arrived mid afternoon and saw the comings and goings of a few other rigs. Each one he offered them a parking spot for the night, so don't think you're putting him out. It was a windy cold night and he even offered to let us cook in his kitchen, which we took him up on. (Just make sure you make enough for him as well, because he'll chow down with you!) While we were cooking, two bicyclists rode up just before nightfall. He extended the same offer for use of the kitchen and put them up in one of his four small campers he has outside so they didn't have to pitch their tent in the wind. We even spent the morning drinking our coffee and sharing a few packages of cookies with him. He is an impossibly gracious host. His 80th birthday is February 25th of 2017, so if you're going through around then, make sure to wish him a happy birthday!!!

December 31st, 2016 Puertecitos

Beautiful spot. Quiet and removed, even on New Year's Eve. They had a huge potluck in the restaurant space that night and invited us. Very friendly folks.

December 30th, 2016 Residence Betel II

Beautiful abandoned rv resort. Lots of spots to choose from with a great view of the beach. Like the previous folks said, there are a few full-timers here but otherwise it's mostly empty. We were not offered hot showers, but we also didn't ask. $300MXN a night.

December 7th, 2016 Rancho San Carlos Hot Springs

Beautiful well-maintained hot spring pools. We visited very obviously in the off season mid week. We had the place to ourselves for most of the afternoon until three other vehicles arrived just before dark to camp. Can't beat the price for the product, however, this place would quickly become unappealing if it were a busy weekend during the high season and packed to the brim with people (one of the managers told us it gets that way). Highly recommend it, but I would plan a midweek trip if possible. The road in was rough, but like others have said, we saw cars far less equipped than ours here. Water crossings, but they were very straightforward. Only two were mildly deep, but again, saw other vehicles with much lower clearance than ours.
(Also, just a note since someone else said dogs are welcomed…many signs around saying no pets, so their policy must have changed.)

December 6th, 2016 Clam Beach

Unfortunately, we had a very different experience than most of the folks on here. We rolled in mid afternoon and asked a gentleman sitting in some chairs in front of the office about the non-hookup primitive camping. He was set very firmly on $20USD a night and wasn't at all friendly or willing to negotiate. There was no one in the office and no one was camped on the beach section yet. We didn't like the vibe we got from him, so we went looking elsewhere and ended up a few miles back up the road at the K58 campground for $15USD a night. Maybe others will have better luck, but consider K58 a backup if you run into the same unwelcoming fellow we did.

November 30th, 2016 Middle Fork Creek Rd

A small parking lot at the top of a 3 mile dirt road. Windy, very rough and not well maintained at all. High clearance definitely recommended. 4x4 maybe. With the purchase of a $5 adventure pass it is ok to stay overnight in the parking lot. We had the pass, but we're not convinced anyone would have come up to check, given the state of the road. A picnic table with a small clearing would've maybe been a decent spot to pitch a tent if needed. It serves as a trailhead parking lot, but you need a permit to hike there. Pit toilets that had seen very little use were very clean even though they appeared sketchy at first because the windows were blown out from someone having target practice. The parking lot had next to no level areas to park, but we managed to find one right in front of the bathrooms. Beautiful views and definitely secluded.

November 18th, 2016 Toad Springs Campground

Free established National Forest Campground with five spots. Not maintained at all and the road in, despite being very short, was VERY rutted out. Not recommended for larger rigs, but we did see a brave soul bring down a 30' rig and get it into the first spot in the campground with some effort. Spots not level and we actually almost tipped our rig over when we went over a rut at the wrong angle in an attempt to get to the most level spot.

November 17th, 2016 Los Padres

Beautiful view and super convenient spot off the highway. Even though it was super close to Hwy 1 it felt very secluded. HOWEVER the National Forest was closed due to fires and the road was slightly blocked off with signs saying it was open to local traffic only. We hung out and made dinner, but right after it got dark we had a security vehicle come by and tell us we had to leave or we would get ticketed. Just a heads up that that is a possibility if the national forest is closed for any reason.


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