Lago Steffen, San Carlos de Bariloche

4.8
#7 of 12 in Nature in San Carlos de Bariloche
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. Make Lago Steffen a centerpiece of your San Carlos de Bariloche vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.
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  • for anyone who loves a good trout fishing this is a nice place, pretty cool here this contact with nature, worth and just come.
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  • Beautiful Lake with ducks, nature. Ideal to go with guys, must have car to go. The way is not complicated but if you must go down many curves to the Lake, but it is not dangerous. Once you arrive there is camping grills, and bathrooms. It is to stay all day, we love.
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  • We went and were literally alone. We did the trail of the waterfall and then enjoy mates beside the Lake. There are tables to eat there, and campsites. Tranquility in the place and the colour of the water makes you want to return ❤️
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