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Chaco National Park
(Paque Nacional Chaco)
Location: 69 mi (112 km) North- West of Resistancia, Chaco Province
Area: 150 km²
Admission Fee: free
Open: 9am- 7pm daily
Description of Chaco National Park
Chaco National Park is situated 69 mi (112 km) East of Resistancia,
Chaco Province in Argentina. This nature reserve covers an area of 150 km²
of open savannas, grasslands, swamps and small lakes with their tributaries. Chaco National Park is a protected natural area in
the Chaco Province in Argentina. It was established in 1954 to
conserve the enviroment of the eastern areas of the province, that
is characterized by lagoons and jungle vegetation alternated with
palm trees. Protected area (measures at 14,981 hectares) lies along
Negro River which crosses the eastern sector of the park. Decree No.
2149/ 90 of 10th October 1990 designate a sector of Chaco National
Park as a strict natural reserve.
Chaco National Park is one of the places in the country and the continent for that matter
where you can find quebracho trees (quebracho colorado chaqueno aka
Schinopsis balansae). Much of other quebracho forests have
been mercilessly destroyed by deforestation. The howel monkey and
the talkative partor are other endangered species that liSome of the animals species that live
here include cougars, tapirs, black howler monkey and many others.
Additionally this nature reserve has several settlements of indigenous
tribes of Mocovi and Toba people.
Chaco National Park contains several site available
for camping. A network of hiking trails is spread out through the
region. Some of the most popular destinations include trails to
Carpincho and Yacare lagoons.