Conguillío National Park is a protected area
located in the Andes, in the provinces of Cautín and Malleco, in the
Araucanía Region of Chile also known as Region IX. It covers a total area of 608 km².
Name of Conguillío National Park is derived from the native Mapuche
word that can be translated as "water with Araucaria seeds".
Extensive forests, formed mainly by Araucarias and Nothofagus
species, and small lakes are surrounded by extensive lava flows. Due
to its exotic beautiful Conguillío National Park was used as filming
location for Walking with Dinosaurs, a television series produced by
Lonquimay River that flows through Conguillío
National Park empties into the Biobío river. Among locals one of the
most popular destinations is fishing spot called the Truful Truful
river, which is located 25 km to the north of Melipeuco. It flows
through the volcanic scoria and finally drains into lake Conguillío,
located about 14 km from Melipeuco. Swimming, rowing boats and
fishing are allowed, along with motorized boats.