Lago Steffen, San Carlos de Bariloche

(4.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The place is spectacular. The campsite had more people that which enters and was a dirt. 100 to 160 pesos they charge what is sung them. There is an absolutely unbearable Rangers, who walks around with an air of compadrito seeing who can bother with some indication of bad way. National parks should do something about it!
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  • place to enjoy, remain resting, along the River with their fast, and entering them small places hidden that us leaves the landscape
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  • One of the most beautiful of Bariloche and the surrounding area. A Lake of water crystal of tones greenish with an area where is sits large amount of people. You get in vehicle since the road from Route 40 is entered by a gravel several km (while you drive with caution there is that worry). Has a schedule of hand only of morning and afternoon, to ascend and descend. In the area there are some campsites but not worth the penalty if the idea is pass the day. The important thing is to take everything one, since the only supply relatively near the Lake is the campsite steffen and is limited. There is another old Apple tree but gives much lazy back to drive uphill just to go buy once in the Lake. A few meters from where this Lake there are a few paths to which likes trekking, and the landscape is type jungle River bordering. It is ideal for as one arrives with the auto go to the left for the area of the River, there are fewer people and is more tranquil. On the right is Lake (less risk to those who are immersed) but meets many people in a small space. The landscape is incredible, worth it penalty go at least to spend a day.
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