Lago Steffen, 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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  • Impressive place, somewhat complicated access with auto zero infrastructure carry lunch, drink. Camping something expensive for what it offers... maybe nothing... $250 per person.
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  • If going to the Lake Road is gravel and is quite owned but slowly you can go by car, the Lake is beautiful but don't miss the waterfall is spectacular! look for the signs
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  • Lago Steffen is a paradise of nature. There is vegetation, the Lake is extremely clean and transparent. the super recommend! There is a campsite semi organized with toilets, grills and tables, and a small source, all with direct access to the Lake. Although the place is beautiful, there are several things to keep in mind. the way from bariloche is complicated, van on Route 40, and almost to the end, the last 10 km are gravel, not in very good condition, full of bends and downhill! When they arrive at the campsite, it is very basic, it has bathrooms and showers, many people camping there for days! but you have to be prepared! lead to take and eat, to heat water, because the source is very basic and very expensive, and having no natural gas no heat you water to mate, so they are prepared. If you have a boat, raft or kayak, or even inflatable mattresses take! the Lake is super calm!
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  • A semi hidden paradise. 70 km to the South of Bariloche and 7km of gravel road. Private camping to go only with reservation. And the reservation is made in person, what ends it doing very exclusive. There also is a public campsite
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  • Very pretty estate Lakes, but a little difficult to access by car
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  • The place is very nice. The driveway is in bad conditions.
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  • Wonderful place I loved it! But the terribleeeeee way! Many people camping.
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  • A place dream. A natural wonder
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