Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve

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Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Future Patagonia National Park.jpg
Location Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, Chile
Nearest city Chile Chico
Coordinates 46°52′0″S 72°04′0″W / 46.86667°S 72.06667°W / -46.86667; -72.06667Coordinates: 46°52′0″S 72°04′0″W / 46.86667°S 72.06667°W / -46.86667; -72.06667
Area 1,611 km² [1]
Established 27 August 1998
Governing body Corporación Nacional Forestal

Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve is a nature reserve of Chile located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, south of Chile Chico. The reserve is named after Jeinimeni Lake, a milky turquoise lake. A highlight of the reserve is the Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands), an archaeological site of a similar nature than those of its more famous counterpart, Cueva de las Manos.

A new, 25,000 km² national park is to combine Lago Cochrane National Reserve, Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve and the privately owned Conservacion Patagonica which encompasses Chacabuco Valley.[2]

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