Nahuel Huapi Lake, Province of Neuquen

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Nahuel Huapi Lake is a lake in the lake region of northern Patagonia between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, in Argentina. The lake depression consists of several glacial valleys carved out along faults and Miocene valleys that were later dammed by moraines.Nahuel Huapi lake, located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, has a surface of 529km2, rests over the sea level, and has a maximum measured depth of.The June 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, in neighboring Chile, caused parts of the lake's surface to be blanketed in volcanic ash.During the Last Glacial Maximum of the Llanquihue glaciation the lake basin was wholly occupied by a glacier.EtymologyThe name of the lake derives from the toponym of its major island in Mapudungun (Mapuche language): "Island of the Jaguar (or Puma)", from nahuel, "puma (or jaguar)", and huapí, "island". There is, however, more to the word "Nahuel" - it can also signify "a man who by sorcery has been transformed to a puma" (or jaguar).
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  • He keeps his magic. Despite the wind, it's relaxing to go to its coast and stay a while. ride more than recommended
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  • Final lake on the way to Bariloche. Great views of the Andes from both the front and back of the catamaran. There are some walking paths while waiting for the boat.  more »
  • When you arrive in Bariloche and receive you this impressive Lake quedas in love... accessible from many points of the coast, so you may not stay with the common beaches that is available to the tourists, walk a little along its coast and discover your small private beach... You should not trust you and swim as if you were in a pool, it is very icy and deep, reaching 500 m in the deep and 7 ° of temperature in summer... It is advisable to perform some of the excursions that are available... not to be missed!
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