Laguna Blanca National Park was established in 1940 to protect various species of aquatic
birds and especially black neck swans that are frequent in the
area. Other animals and birds in the region include, majestic
condors, ducks, flamencos, foxes, choiques and many other
species. Lake Blanca is surrounded by hills and Patagonian
plains. It is one of the few sources of water in the region so
animals come here often. It is not surprising that first humans
came here as well. Don't miss Salamanca cave that once served
home to prehistoric men. Their art paintings on the cliff
surfaces are still visible today after thousands of years.
Occasionally tourists have found artifacts that belonged to much
later group of native known as Mapuche indigenous tribe.
If you want to get to Laguna
Blanca National Park by a rental
car you should take route 22 from Neuquen to Zapala. It is about
93 mi (150 km) Neuquen to the park and 32 km from Zapala to the
park. Then you can take Route 40 until it crosses Provincial
Route 46. You can take it and follow it to
Laguna Blanca National Park.