Scammon’s Campground – Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur

Scammonslagoon1Scammon’s Campground

Scammonslagoon2Dry camping only. No services.

View the whales from late December to March 30.

Approx 75 sites

Pit toilets

This campsite is located right at the major birthing lagoon for the grey whales. It is quite isolated and can be a bit lonely.

Often it is flooded so go early before dark so you can ensure this is where you want to stay. The area has lots of birds and wild life and is a great place to take picture after picture.

ScammonslagoonBoat tours: Scammon’s Lagoon offers boat tours out into the lagoon. You cannot launch your own boat in these protected waters. The tours last about 1 1/2 hours and are probably one of the best values you can have for a tour…last time we checked -$30 . A bargain.

Bring your camera! You get to see whale after whale. Some bob along the water and others dive straight up into the air with their noses aimed at the sky- then sink vertically back down into the waters. Slowly. Meticulously.

Scammonslagoon3Occasionally you will come across some “friendlies” that allow/want you to pet them. It is truly amazing and an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. Even if you don’t camp here, the whale boat tours are worth the drive and money. This will be something you will remember for the rest of your life.

Scammonslagoon4Misc Comments:

Camping beside a Whale Birthing Lagoon

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Getting there


Between Guerrero Negro and San Ignacio at KM 207 there will be signs on the highway leading South. The road is flat and graded and easy to drive. After driving about 5 KMS you will reach a point where you sign in for entrance to the salt flats. (Note the crusted salt and the lakes of salt water.) Continue for another 20 KMS and veer right as indicated by the signs. Proceed to the gate some 3 KMS further, An easy drive for any size rig.

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