Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve

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Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A view of the Choshuenco volcano in early November from the former ski pistes
Map showing the location of Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve
Map showing the location of Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve
The white dot is the location of Valdivia
Location Los Ríos Region, Chile
Nearest city Panguipulli
Coordinates 39°55′52″S 72°03′40″W / 39.931°S 72.061°W / -39.931; -72.061Coordinates: 39°55′52″S 72°03′40″W / 39.931°S 72.061°W / -39.931; -72.061[1]
Area 7,537 ha (18,620 acres)
Established 1994
Governing body Corporación Nacional Forestal

The Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve (Pronounced: /ˌmɒ ɒʃˈwɛnk/ MO-cho chosh-WEN-ko) is a natural reserve around the Mocho-Choshuenco volcano, in Los Ríos Region, southern Chile. The reserve was created by decree in March 1994 and covers 7,537 ha (18,620 acres) distributed in Panguipulli, Los Lagos and Futrono municipality. The principal access goes from the Pan American Highway to Enco passing by Panguipulli and Choshuenco. From Enco a small way goes to the refuge area, during the summer months tracked vehicles can go there.

Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve has no park guards or any public infrastructure. In the refuge sector there is a mountain hut leased to Los Lagos municipality, some old military buildings ruins, and the rests of a small ski centre.



  1. ^ "Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve". 

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