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[*] posted on 6-29-2020 at 11:02 PM
Camping South of San Felipe for a Night


I usually stay in hotels on my way south but wanting to be safe for me and for others I thought I’d sleep in my truck. Can anyone recommend safe campgrounds south of San Felipe not too far off the road?
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[*] posted on 6-30-2020 at 12:27 AM


You could always try the Cowpatty in Puertecitos. If Memo, the manager/bartender is home I would think he would be good with it. He lives behind the bar.
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[*] posted on 6-30-2020 at 05:48 AM
How far south? Here's campgrounds the first 50 miles:


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I usually stay in hotels on my way south but wanting to be safe for me and for others I thought I’d sleep in my truck. Can anyone recommend safe campgrounds south of San Felipe not too far off the road?


Km. 8.5 Villa Marina RV Park, 0.3 mi. from highway.



Km. 12 Punta Estrella Beach, 0.9 mi. from highway.



Km. 20.5+ Rancho Percebu, 2.3 mi. from highway.



Km. 32 Nuevo Mazatlan, 0.5 mi. from highway.



Km. 72+ Campo La Toba, 0.1 mi. from highway. Cow Patty cantina is Km. 73.


Km. 74.5: Octavio's Playa Escondida, 0.5 mi. from highway (off Puertecitos entrance road).










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[*] posted on 6-30-2020 at 08:10 AM


Wow, David. That's amazing. Thank you!
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[*] posted on 6-30-2020 at 08:21 AM
Wild life viewing


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Wow, David. That's amazing. Thank you!


If you are looking for close encounters with the local coyotes, go ahead and leave your groceries outside next to your truck!




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My pleasure, Joel.
AK, yes... a wildlife experience would be guaranteed that way!




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[*] posted on 6-30-2020 at 10:08 PM


I can tell you for a fact that Percebu and Mazatlan campgrounds are closed. Technically all the beaches are closed. You might be better heading west from the highway and wild camp in the desert.
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[*] posted on 7-1-2020 at 01:30 PM


He doesn't want to go to the beach, he only wants a secure place to overnight out of prying eyes (so not along the highway). Rancho Grande Palapas may be an answer if he can drive the nearly 100 miles from San Felipe. Villa Marina should work if he can't?



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[*] posted on 7-1-2020 at 01:38 PM


Not current info, but when I passed through Coco's Corner on my way north (March 1) he was offering free camping! I have never overnighted there, but it seemed he was desperate for company, as well as customers. I hope he is ok!



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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 10:09 AM


Related- is there a Pemex station after SF, before heading west to Hwy 1?

Realize they're not scenic, and can be noisy depending on location. But I've sometimes stayed at one when I needed a nap, to have people around and access to restrooms.




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Quote: Originally posted by Whale-ista  
Related- is there a Pemex station after SF, before heading west to Hwy 1?

Realize they're not scenic, and can be noisy depending on location. But I've sometimes stayed at one when I needed a nap, to have people around and access to restrooms.


Pemex at Puertecitos on the branch road off the highway (Km. 74.5) and a Pemex at Gonzaga Bay on the highway (Km. 147). The Gonzaga Bay Pemex is usually open but the Puertecitos one is a maybe.




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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 10:31 AM
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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 01:55 PM


We stayed at Punta Estrella Beach. Pricey at $40 usd per night but the light was helpful for unloading and it’s a beautiful beach. Thanks for the tips.
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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 01:59 PM
Cow patty Is Rich Wilks still


Quote: Originally posted by Tioloco  
You could always try the Cowpatty in Puertecitos. If Memo, the manager/bartender is home I would think he would be good with it. He lives behind the bar.
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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 02:03 PM
Cow patty


Is Rich Wilks still around, thanks Cliff H
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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 03:20 PM


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Is Rich Wilks still around, thanks Cliff H



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"Bar is Closed until September. However, Richard will be there all summer, his house is across the road from the cow patty".




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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 05:18 PM
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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 08:53 PM


We stayed at Punta Estrella Beach. Pricey at $40 usd per night but the light was helpful for unloading and it’s a beautiful beach. Thanks for the tips.
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