PARRILAR LAGOON FORESTRY RESERVE
PARRILAR LAGOON FORESTRY RESERVE (52 kilometers south of Punta Arenas)
Created in 1977, it is located 52 kilometers south of the city of Punta Arenas and covers a surface of 18,414 hectares, with a height above sea level varying from 300 to 650 meters. Among its physical features may be mentioned Parrilar Lagoon, with a surface of 970 hectares, surrounded by woods. In winter, due to prevailing low temperatures, the rivers and lake freeze over, especially on the banks and shores, reaching thicknesses of up to 30 centimeters.
Snowdrifts in some areas are deeper than 1.7 meters. The average maximum temperature is estimated at 12 °Celsius and the average minimum at -3 °Celsius.
Vegetation types are deciduous Magellan forest (lenga), shrubbery and herbaceous vegetation. A large variety of mammals and birds are also present.
Operation months: January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December.
Activities that are possible:
- Flora and fauna observation