Lago Steffen, San Carlos de Bariloche

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#7 of 12 in Nature in San Carlos de Bariloche
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Discover an impressive and inviting body of water in an unblemished area of Andean Patagonian forest at Lago Steffen. Go for a swim amid pristine wilderness in the glacial lake, whose surface area covers 5.9 sq km (2.3 sq mi). You won't find any shops or restaurants at the lake, so take the opportunity to snap pictures of an area of the world completely untouched by humanity. Because of the complete lack of local services, don't forget to bring plenty of water and food for your trip. A visit to Lago Steffen represents just the start of the adventure when you use our San Carlos de Bariloche vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It is a beautiful place to visit on the day or for camping (depending on the season). The gravel road, when you leave route 40 (going to El Bolson) has been improved and is in good condition. In the same way depending on the time of year would have that check the access and timetables to enter and exit. There is a forest boundary to the Manso River very nice to visit and the trail is marked as not to be missed. There are a Park Ranger of the place who can be consulted. Very nice Lake and area. Bariloche can go by car on the day.
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  • Beautiful place, we camped one night, and it was beautiful lots of nature and all the peace Lake, captive and wanted to come back
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  • There is a very good campsite away from the path and different from the usual El Bolsón and Bariloche. You can take walks and bathe in the incredible Lago Steffen. It has prooveduria. The road is not in the best conditions and have to take time to get.
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