Vintter Lake

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Palena Lake
General Vintter Lake
Lago Vintter.jpg
Location Tehuelches Department / Languiñeo Department, Chubut Province, Argentina; Palena Commune, Palena Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Coordinates 43°56′S 71°35′W / 43.933°S 71.583°W / -43.933; -71.583Coordinates: 43°56′S 71°35′W / 43.933°S 71.583°W / -43.933; -71.583
Type glacial
Primary outflows Carrenleufú
Basin countries Argentina; Chile
Surface elevation 927m
Settlements Lago Vintter (Argentina)

Vintter Lake or Palena Lake is a lake located in Patagonia which is shared by Argentina, where it is known as Lago General Vintter, and by Chile, where it's called Lago Palena. Both names are internationally accepted. The Argentine name is after General Lorenzo Vintter, the second governor of the Argentine Territory of Patagonia (1882–1884), and the first governor of the Territory of the Río Negro (1884–1888).

The Palena River originates at Vintter Lake, where it is locally called Carrenleufú (Greenriver), or in Spanish Rio Corcovado.[1]

Vintter Lake is noted for its fly fishing.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Los 10 rios mas impresionantes de Carretera Austral, Patagonia – Chile". Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Heiko and Perez, Carolina (9 April 2012). "Lake Vintter: Matching the hatch to catch large brook trout in Patagonia's Lake Vintter". Global FlyFisher. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012.