Chagres National Park, Colon

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The Chagres National Park is located between the Province of Panama and Colon, in the Eastern sector of the Panama Canal with a total surface area of 129000ha.The park contains tropical rain forests and a set of rivers which provide sufficient water to guarantee the operation of the Gatun Lake, main lake of the Panama Canal: The Chagres River and the Gatun River.Panama Canal WatershedThe park was created in 1985, with the aim of preserving the natural forest that composes it to produce water in amount and quality sufficient to guarantee the normal operation of the Panama Canal, to supply potable water for the cities of Panama, Colon and la Chorrera, and the generation of electricity for the cities of Panama and Colon.For the operation of the Panama Canal it is necessary to maintain high water levels, since each boat that crosses the locks needs around 52 million nonrecoverable gallons of fresh water.
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  • On a Caribbean cruise with Oceania, we chose to visit the Embera indigenous people. The Embera are known as the keepers of the rainforest and the Piedra River. On arrival at Chagres National Park, we ...  more »
  • Our day trip was arranged and guided by our good friend Luis Calvo of Panama Travel & Tours based in Panama City. We drove to a lake pickup spot in Chagres Nat Park. There we met our Embera guide and ...  more »
  • We took a Embera dugout canoe ride down the charges river observing the lush flora along the way.we stopped by one particular shore, and found a bunch of monkeys. They seemed friendly enough and even ...  more »
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  • This area is awesome. It gives you access to the indigenous people, the Embera. Get a glimpse into these people's daily life. One of my favorite things to do in Panama.
  • This is a lovely park with many exotic and wild animals to see.
  • Nice place. Great view from the panoramic point. If you have a bit of luck you can see the two oceans.
  • This is an economic getaway, beautiful scenery and very friendly staff.
  • Pictures about the Embera community in the Alajuela Lake (Chagres National Park) in Panama City. Best time to visit is Jan to April (dry season)
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