Serra do Cabral State Park
|Serra do Cabral State Park|
|Parque Estadual da Serra do Cabral|
Cachoeira dos Porcos
|Nearest city||Buenópolis, Minas Gerais|
|Area||22,494 ha (86.85 sq mi)|
|Created||29 September 2005|
|Administrator||IEF: Instituto Estadual de Florestas|
The Serra do Cabral State Park is divided between the municipalities of Buenópolis and Joaquim Felício in Minas Gerais. It has an area of 22,494 hectares (55,580 acres). The park is in the north-central region of the state in the Serra do Cabral range, part of the Espinhaço Mountains. Altitudes vary from 900 to 1,300 metres (3,000 to 4,300 ft). The park is on the watershed between the das Velhas and Jequitaí rivers, both right tributaries of the São Francisco River. There are many waterfalls and natural pools. Springs in the park supply water to the urban areas of Buenópolis and Joaquim Felício.
Vegetation includes forest and cerrado, including evergreens and sweet palmetto (Euterpe edulis). Fauna include the threatened South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris). The park holds many prehistoric archaeological sites. There are cave paintings representing animals in several places.
The Serra do Cabral State Park was created by decree 44.121 of 29 September 2005. The park became part of the Espinhaço Mosaic of conservation units, created in 2010. As of 2014 access to the park was restricted, since the archaeological sites were still being studied. The management plan was published in June 2015.
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