Nahuel Huapi Lake, San Carlos de Bariloche

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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  • Extensive and beautiful lake, you can Kayak and many more activities. Very quiet and advisable to stop to take some mates on the lake.
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  • The great extension of water that forms the lake is really a miracle dela nature. Not to be valued
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  • Impossible not to spot this beautiful lake. You can enjoy it in different ways, walks along the coast, boat rides, to be alone for a while and take photos or to spend the day!
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  • Cold water hot sun, volcanic ash beaches. Floating rocks. Pretty cool stuff.
  • Awesome place!
  • Such a beautiful lake.
  • Best views from the Lake either in winter or summer. It is a good trip to do with the boat take half a day with Arrayanes if you do not have enough time.
  • What a beauty!
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