La Cascada | Wild Camping



Last Visited: about 2 years ago
GPS: -22.503590, -68.980271
Altitude: 2172.8 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Esben Bøll

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iOverlander cannot verify if wild camping is permitted at this location. It is your responsibility to verify local laws or obtain consent before staying the night.

A local recommend that we visited the local waterfall "La cascada" just follow the signs from town. Apparently this is where a lot of people go on Sundays to grill and swim in the river. It turned out that there was hundreds of waterfall as the river descent through the valley, as we went for a walk. Also several swimming holes.
We camped on the Northside of the river like everybody else, so more noise and music. A road follows the south bank, which we would recommend for wild camping, since nobody goes there, because there is no access to the riverbank due to high cliffs. We had heard many bad things about Calama, but felt safe during the night. Young people came during the night to drink beer and play music (it was a holiday). It is a beautiful place, where you can bbq. Several level and un-level spots. Several good spots for setting up a tent if you follow the river down stream, where cars can't access, but accessible on bicycle and motorcycle.


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The area looks not good, asked a local if it's save and he said no, so we left.

On a weekday after sunset very quiet. Good spot for a night. Weekends probably noisy. Due to recent rains the river was full of muddy water and foam. Not very inviting to swim. Wouldn’t swim here anyway as the water is polluted, so we heard.