Refugio at the hot springs of Laguna Verde | Established Campground

Chile

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Last Visited: over 1 year ago
GPS: -26.890730, -68.486190
Altitude: 4344.0 masl
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Amenities

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

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Description

You couldn't imagine a better view. Located on the shores of the turquoise lagoon. The campsite was used by several campers. Right at the lake there are two natural thermal spring pools. When we were there it was very windy, but at night not as cold as expected (0 ° C). We drove there directly from the Argentinian / Chilean border without having done the border formalities for Chile. But it was not a problem, you can also do it a day later.

User reports"he road is being rebuild so the entrance to the place is located approximately 300m toward Argentinian border, right side when coming from Argentina to Chile, well indicated by a small banner on the main road. There was nobody there on October 18, 2018 "

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A couple of shallow "pools" to speak in, we did not though. The morning sun is blocked by hills, so to get the earliest sun go to the far side of the camping area. Lots of wind in the afternoon, and the Laguna lake color is best in late afternoon.

Great place. We've been told there is usually more wind in the evening. Different lake colors in the morning. Refugio not very welcoming to sleep in.
Fine to sleep here without doing the paperwork to Argentina if you ask the carabineros but need to check out the next day.
ALTITUDE! The lake is above 4400m. Don't come up to sleep straight after copiapo or see level. Even with good acclimatization the whole month before and just a few days at see level we suffered from altitude and had little sleep.

Great place to stay for the nightWith a lot of wind

There is a little refugio - a hut with two beds, old mattresses and an indoor pool. A good place to stay inside on a blistering cold night if border crossing took you longer than expected. The water in the pool is quite warm but a little bit salty.
Spectacular sundown!

beautiful view on the Laguna. On the afternoon the wind is strong but there is clean refuge with hot pool, bed, ... A good place for a night

Great place for a dip, warm enough, gets rid of the altitude sickness. getting out is horrible. lake is very salty and cold

thougt they were hot enough. perfect just to stay as long as you want and nor freeze neither get dizzy. definitely above 30ºC.

Very beautiful spot, but the hot springs are very luke-warm. We stopped on our way between the borders but not overnight. Potentially a great overnight camp if the wind dies down. There is a primitive long-drop toilet there, but no other facilities.

You couldn't imagine a better view. Located on the shores of the turquoise lagoon. The campsite was used by several campers. Right at the lake there are two natural thermal spring pools. When we were there it was very windy, but at night not as cold as expected (0 ° C).

We drove there directly from the Argentinian / Chilean border without having done the border formalities for Chile. But it was not a problem, you can also do it a day later.