Parque Nacional Rio Pilcomayo, Laguna Blanca

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The Río Pilcomayo National Park is a national park located in the northeastern part of the Argentine province of Formosa, on the border with Paraguay. Established on September 29, 1951 to protect the natural features, typical of the Humid Chaco ecoregion, the park is included in the Ramsar Convention's list of wetlands of international importance.TopographyThe park occupies a large plain, which was formed when a depression in Paleozoic crystalline rocks was filled with organic and inorganic sediments, thus creating a sedimentary basin. The uppermost sediment levels are of fluvial and aeolian origin. The eastern parts of the park are dominated by silts and clays, creating less permeable soils, while the western parts contain soils that are coarser and more porous.There are faults that were generated during formation of the Andes, lying parallel to the Paraguay River. While the park's territory is gently sloping down from west to east, there is very little variety in elevation. The subtle differences become important in times of heavy rains and floods, when the area becomes inundated with pools of water connected by channels forming in the most low-lying areas.
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  • At least the day I went (in December) I could not find the Park Ranger, the baths were closed and there were no structures (reception, bar) opened. The place is cute, but I took this depcecion.
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  • A wonderful place, you can observe the fauna while walking by its runways to reach the lagoon, I recommend to watch the sunset!
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  • Unmissable place to visit, enjoy, browse, take photos, see many different birds and some other animals. It has some infrastructure, poorly maintained, for example, bathrooms without water, there is a dining room or a place where to buy a food or a drink. You must bring everything you need to survive.
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  • Cute place to appreciate the nature of the area. Good attention of the Rangers, missing a bit of infrastructure. The best sunset in the lagoon
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  • It is a very nice place within our province to meet with nature and spend a nice day away from it all. Excellent choice!
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  • It's a wonderful place, lots of green in full contact with nature, watching the many animals! Recommended to visit family! To cycling since there is nothing of transit, etc.
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  • A spectacular Sunday!
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  • It is a magical place and more even if you're a lover of nature, peace, tranquility.
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