Lanín National Park

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Lanín National Park
Parque Nacional Lanín
IUCN category II (national park)
Lanín volcano
Map showing the location of Lanín National Park
Map showing the location of Lanín National Park
Coordinates40°09′37″S 71°21′27″W / 40.1603°S 71.3575°W / -40.1603; -71.3575Coordinates: 40°09′37″S 71°21′27″W / 40.1603°S 71.3575°W / -40.1603; -71.3575
Area379.000 hectares

Lanín National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Lanín) is a national park of Argentina, located in the Neuquén Province, with forests of diverse tree varieties, mainly Fagaceae and conifers such as the lenga and the Araucaria, many species of which are not found elsewhere in Argentina.

The park contains Lanín volcano, and Huechulafquen, Aluminé, and Lácar lakes among others. In them, and the numerous rivers and streams, sport fishing of salmon and trout is practiced. The animal life of the park is similar to the southern Nahuel Huapi National Park.

The city of San Martín de los Andes on the shore of Lake Lácar serves as hub for tourists visiting the park, as well as to skiers visiting the nearby Chapelco ski centre.


The park mostly has a moist temperate climate (except at the higher altitudes).[1] Mean temperatures range from 4 °C (39.2 °F) in winter to 20 °C (68.0 °F) in summer.[1] Mean annual precipitation is around 1,800 mm (71 in) although in certain areas, they can exceed 4,000 mm (160 in).[1] Most of the precipitation is concentrated from May to August while snowfall can fall anytime from May to October.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Parque Nacional Lanin" (in Spanish). Administración de Parques Nacionales. Retrieved August 14, 2015.

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