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Conguillío National Park




Location: Araucanía Region    Map

Area: 608 km²




Description of Conguillío National Park

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 the BBC.


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.







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