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Potrerillos Dam, Mendoza

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Dam Wildlife Area
Visit the reservoir at Potrerillos Dam for a bit of outdoor adventure. Take some time and rent a kayak, wind board, or small boat to explore the water. You have plenty of options for water sports in the area, but keep in mind that motors are not allowed. You can swim here, so consider a dip to admire the views of the mountains from within the emerald waters. Bring some food to take advantage of the barbecue pits along the reservoir. Alternatively, try to catch your meal at the fishing spots. Use our Mendoza trip itinerary builder to visit Potrerillos Dam on your trip to Mendoza, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful area. Must see as you travel through the mountains to or from Chile. Colours of the water are amazing and so blue... Reminds me of an iceberg's colour... That rich Crystal blue.  more »
  • I just went a few days ago, very nice area, great views and I understand that in summer time there are plenty of water activities  more »
  • We took a local bus from the bus station (you need to check the times) & had little expectation of Poterillos but was pleasantly surprised. We didn't actually go to the dam exactly but could see it as...  more »