Reserva Nacional (RN) Tamango, formerly known as RN Lago Cochrane, protects 6925 hectares of lenga beech-covered landscape carved and polished by retreated glaciers. The main resident is the endangered South Andean deer (huemul). The park is also a major bird habitat. Nine trails lace the park. Some are along RÃo and Lago Cochrane, which define the east edge of the reserve. Others go for the higher ground, to Cerro Tamango (1722 m/5650 ft) and Cerro HÃºngaro (1214 m/3983 ft). The river and lake are fine for boating and fishing. In these sectors are campgrounds.
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Travel Tips: The reserve is open all year. In winter there is a lot of snow and temperatures reach -7ÂºC (19ÂºF). Rains are frequent in spring. In summer, temperatures reach 27ÂºC (81ÂºF).
Conaf has a brochure-map of the reserve and a supplemental map with instructions on each of the nine trails.
Price Description: Foreigners: adults $6, children $3; Chileans: adults $2, Children $0.60.
Relative price: Budget
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring: If going for a day trip, bring water, snacks, protection against the elements. If camping, good camping gear, camp stove, food, water.
Spend an hour or so in Museo Cochrane (Sala MuseogrÃ¡fica). Visit the new Valle Chacabuco nature reserve. Go fishing at Cochrane and Baker Rivers and Cochrane Lake. Kayak on Laguna Esmeralda. Get out of the city to Los Mellizos and Salto Valle Castillo waterfalls. Check out the scenery from San Lorenzo.
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