National Park was created in 1937 and occupies 379.000
hectares. It's located to the Southwest of Neuquén province
limiting to the west with Chilean Republic and to the south
with Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Relief located between 600 and 3.776 meters on the level of
the sea its maximum height is Lanín volcano of 3776 meters
on the level of the sea. Its name in Mapudungun (Mapuche´s
language) means "dead rock" or "dead of a gorging."
relief is consequence of the glaciations action visible in
the valleys. In turn it's evident in some areas of the park
its past of volcanic activity. In the north region stands
out Rucachoroy cordon with a maximum height of 2.296 meters
on the level of the sea. The relief is typical of Andes
mountain range that goes diminishing mountains height when
moving away from the same one toward the east.
access to Park for the north from Villa Pehuenia through
Provincial Road (PR) 11 that enters to the area of Ñorquinco
lake. From Aluminé to Rucachoroy (PR18) or Quillén (PR46).
From Junín de los Andes you can enter for PR60 to Mamuil
Malal Pass (previously called Tromen). For PR61 to Lanín
volcano or to Paimún and Huechulafquen lakes. Or for PR62 to
Termas (bathterms) de Lahuen-Co and to Carirriñe Pass. From
San Martin de los Andes for PR48 to Hua Hum or National Road
234 to Siete lagos and later entrance to Nahuel Huapi
Between January and March the extreme temperatures are: 0º C
(32º F) to 33º C (91º F), while the stocking fluctuates
between the 17º (63º F) and 24º C (75º F). In winter the
stocking is of 8º C (46º F) with minimum -3º C (27º F) and
maximum 16º C (61º F). The rains reach the annual 1900 mm.
important aquatic basin exists whose main mirrors of water
from north to south are the lakes: Quillén, Tromen, Paimún,
Huechulafquen, Lolog and Lácar. The basin of Lácar lake
drains in Pacific being this an exception in the area where
the rest of the lakes drains in Atlantic ocean.
vegetation is very varied. In the north area it's
characteristic pehuenes forests. To the west raulí and
coihue forests with dense under story of cane colihue. And
to the east an extensive transition with steppe area whose
more representative trees are mountain range cypress and
autochthonous species of mammals are coipo, huiña cat,
guanaco, puma, pudú pudú, red fox. Among the birds they are
moorish eagle, mandola, cauquén, cachaña (parrot), giant
black carpenter, condor. On the contrary the exotic species
are red deer, rabbit, boar and hare.
DELEGATIONS AND SECTIONAL:
San Martin from the Andes, Emilio Frey 749.
Tel: (02972) 42 72 33 / 42 83 97.
The delegations are located:
Aluminé, 4 de Caballería 675, Tel: (02942) 49
Junín de los Andes, Padre Milanesio 596. Tel:
(02972) 49 11 60.
The Ranger sectional (authority inside the Park), nearer to
Villa Pehuenia are:
-Ñorquinco Sectional: located south margin to
500 m of the east head of the lake
Ñorquinco for the road that skirts the lake.
-Rucachoroi Sectional:: to 500 m of the east
head of the lake Rucachoroi for the road
that it skirts the lake.
-Quillén Sectional: in: east head of the Quillén