Puerto Marmol Camping | Established Campground

Chile

WARNING: THIS PLACE IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

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Last Visited: over 2 years ago
GPS: -46.66673, -72.63760
Altitude: 223.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Description

Admin note: Various reports on camping availability. Users have reported no tent camping allowed, but might be possible if sleeping in your vehicle. See checkins for details.

We booked a tour in town for the caves and glacier. If you want to just see the caves by small boat or kayak you should come here, it is cheaper, had a great view of the lake. There is not much privacy here. Fire pits and seating areas in camping area and beach and pier to access lake. All our wild camp sites have been much better than this.
Pit toilets. Steep switchbacks down to coast. Kayak rentals $5000 pesos for 2 hours. Great views and easy kayak to marble caves.

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It is not possible to camp here anymore. We arrived with our mini campervan, 2wd. The way up the steep hill was very tricky, but we managed. Would not do it again. If don’t have a 4wd just go to town and book there.

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We slept here for free with our 4 wd. The guide told us it was ok to sleep in the parking lot. There are several campers. Kayak your in the morning : 50 000 pesos.

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The camping is indeed closed, due to a small forest fire earlier which was started by a campfire on the campsite (a local lady told us). The road is still open, and indeed very steep and long way down. I'm sure it will not be possible to go back up again with our 2WD small campervan. All kayak trips start from here, but you indeed need to book your trip in town, and then they will take you here.

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The camping it's closed. The boat's workers leave here in the tents. We arrived late in the afternoon and was not a problem to stay in our motorhome (4×4) for the night for free. The road it's very steep and probably a motorhome with front-wheel drive will not be able to go back up.

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just talked to the owner and he said camping is no longer allowed but there were two people camping...so not sure what the deal is. kayak rentals are still available though. stayed at pudu down the street.

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Didn't stay there but seems very nice and well protected from wind.
Not possible to rent a kayak there, have to book at Rio Tranquilo and it seems that it's not possible anymore to go to the cave by ourselves, we need a guide.

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Currently not possible to rent kayaks, as they have no guides which are apparently needed. They referred us to town. 1 hour tour by boat still 9000 pesos. Camping 2000pp.

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No amenities other than toilets but good wind protection and much nicer views than where we stayed in town. They asked for 2000 pp but if you don't ask they don't charge or keep track, so it's free. Best place for tours: In town they try and charge 35,000 pp for a kayak trip and here it's still 15,000 or 25,000 for a double.

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We drove down with our 4x4 (up to 19% )the winding road. At the end there is max. space for 2or3 motorhomes. Don't drive down with a 2 wheel drive motorhome the wheels will spinn through on your way up again. If you wish to walk, the way is approx. 1km long.
We made a 1hr. motorboat trip, paid 9000 pes. p/p, a fair price we think, the weather was good and the tour was gorgeous. It is possible to stay over night , but we stayed in town on the beach.

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Campsite by the lake. Plenty of spots.
9000$ for a tour to the marble.
15000$ single kayak, 25000$ double. Include the guide I guess.
Forbidden to go on the water with my own boat.
No fire allowed.

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i couldnt rent a kayak without gear which would be 40.000
so i joint a boat, which was a good experience for 8000

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CAREFUL with a heavy 2WD front...because of the really, really big slope !

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great little campground. lovely trees. They have better toilets now, but we didnt stay in the camping (still to early in the day). You can rent single and double kayaks for 15000ch or 25000. The tour to the caves takes about 2 hours. Through 2 of them (total 3) you can kayak a little bit. be prepared to get really wet, even on a day with hardly any wind. Dont take anything with you that cant get wet. They also run boat trips, were you should stay dry. Caves are nice. For some reason I expected them to be bigger.
Steep road on the way here. I would do it only with 4x4. But you could also walk. its only about 1km from the main road.

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Amazing setting to start off a kayak trip to Capillas de Marmol! 15.000pp single kayak or 40.000 for two in a motorboat, though definitely go with the kayaks if you don't mind getting a bit wet. New bathrooms are decent.

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Main activity at the site is boat trips to Rio Marmól and rent of kayaks, but camping is provided. Great views over the lake. New toilets are available, showers are being created, but were not yet open when we visited. Several sites suitable for cars with trees and bushes, therefore good wind shelter is possible. Camping used to be free in combination with a boat trip, but since the new toilets are available the fee is CLP 2000 per person (it probably will go up when the showers are ready). Kayaks can be rented when weather permits; when we were there there was too much wind. Very steep access road. No fires permitted. CLP 4000 (2 adults, camper)

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Renting a kayak was no problem. Definitively the best way to see the caves

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Now kayaks can be rented again! And it's also allowed to go by kayak alone - you don't need a guide anymore. We paid 25000 chp for double, very nice owners and fine campsites between the trees, toilets still under construction, pit toilets available.

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We had no problem renting kayaks to go out alone and many people were doing the same. Worth getting the single kayaks for 15000 each as you can really get among the rocks

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at our visit it was possible to rent cayacs: single 15.000/doble 25.000CLP for two hours,
motor boat 40.000 CLP for min. 4 people, with more people only 8.000 p. P.
CAUTION: very steep driveway - not good with normal Front Wheel Drive motor homes

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Kayaks cannot be rented from here anymore since you now need a guide after the Thomkins accident. Guides can only be found in town. We asked a guide and it was 35000 pp or 30000 if you have your own transport, crazy prices! You could still go by boat though, for 8000 pp (group of 5 is needed) or 40000 for a private boat. Boats can be rented at the camping. If you book anything with them, camping is free. They are constructing new toilet facilities.

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Since the deadly exident of Douglas Tomkins its no longer possible to go by Kayak alone. Only with guide and You have to book this in the town. No showers and bad toilets. Only space for tents. For cars not really

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Great spot to take a boat to the caves. 8000 per person.

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Boats (40000 per boat, or 8000pP once there are 5 or more people) and kayaks (15000pP) can be rented directly here. Beautiful little bay, that looks deceivingly like a summer holiday beach. There are some nice spots around to camp up between the trees or a small rig may also fit next to the covered seating area below with fire pit. Toilets smell from hundred meters away but there are lots of bushes. Camped for free.

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Prices went up to 15,000 for a single kayak or 25,000 for a double. Camping is free if you rent kayaks. Very few level spots for car camping. If in tent or camper levelers you will be fine. Hill coming down to the location is steep for two-wheel vehicles. Otherwise calm and a BEAUTIFUL location to see the marble caves!!

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kayak single: 15000, Doble Kayak: 25000. (2 hours). Boat 4 persons: 40000, Boat 5 or more: 8000pp (1 hour)

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Update: this camping place is down a very steep windy road (difficult to get back up). They charged us 3000 for 2 people. Kayak rental 25000 dbl 15000 sing for 2 hours. This place is very close to the cathedrals de marmol, you paddle there right from their dock. After shopping around in town this was the best price/most convenient way to do it if you have your own vehicle.

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Free camp. Pit toilets. Steep switchbacks down to coast. Kayak rentals $5000 pesos for 2 hours. Great views and easy kayak to marble caves.

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We booked a tour in town for the caves and glacier. If you want to just see the caves by small boat or kayak you should come here, it is cheaper, closer and they will let you camp for free. Since we did not book tour here she charged us 2000 total to camp. Nasty pit toilets, but we had a great view of the lake. There is not much privacy here, and they ran a loud generator until around 10pm that made me nuts. Fire pits and seating areas in camping area and beach and pier to access lake. All our wild camp sites have been much better than this, but had boat tour early AM. Ok if need a cheap place to stay.

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