Alerce Andino National Park
|Alerce Andino National Park|
|Location||Los Lagos Region, Chile|
|Nearest city||Puerto Montt|
|Established||November 22, 1982|
|Visitors||12,189 (in 2012)|
|Governing body||Corporación Nacional Forestal|
Alerce Andino National Park is located in the Andes, in Los Lagos Region of Chile. This national park covers about 393 km². It is bounded by the Reloncaví Estuary on its east and south sides, and by the Reloncaví Sound to the west (excluding a coastal fringe of a few km). To its north lies Chapo Lake.
Management of this and other national parks in Chile is entrusted to Corporacion Nacional Forestal, CONAF.
The centerpiece of this lush and mountainous protected area are the Fitzroya cupressoides (locally known as Alerce) forests, which consist of pure and mixed stands comprising a total surface of about 200 km².
Alerce (Fitzroya) tree in the park
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