Huerquehue National Park

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Huerquehue National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Parque Nacional Heurquehue 4.jpg
a view along the Three Lakes Hiking Trail.
Location La Araucanía Region, Chile
Nearest city Pucón
Coordinates 39°08′19″S 71°39′59″W / 39.13861°S 71.66639°W / -39.13861; -71.66639Coordinates: 39°08′19″S 71°39′59″W / 39.13861°S 71.66639°W / -39.13861; -71.66639
Area 125 km²
Established 1967
Governing body Corporación Nacional Forestal
Darwin's Frog, Lake El Toro
Lagoon Los Patos

Huerquehue National Park (Spanish pronunciation: [werˈkewe]) is located in the Andes, in the Valdivian temperate rainforest of the La Araucanía Region in southern Chile. The park encompasses 125 square kilometres of mountainous terrain east of Caburgua Lake, and has an elevation range from 720 to 2,000 m asl.

One of the most noteworthy features of Huerquehue NP are its millenarian forests of Araucarias, which are the perfect backdrop for the small lakes and ponds that dot the park. Tinquilco Lake lies in the lower portion of this protected area.


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