NAHUELBUTA NATIONAL PARK
Has 6,832 hectares and is located 37 km. from Angol, in its highest sector of the Nahuelbuta Mountain range, road to Vegas Blancas. The trip takes only one hour and the road is gravel up to the park entrance. You can access more easily during the summer season and the rest of the year should be used four-wheel vehicles.
This Park has several attractions including the Piedra del Aguila, natural viewpoint from the top, it is possible to observe the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountain range; the Peatlands (area of scientific interest) where you can see insectivorous plant; the Valle del Pehuenco, Cerro Pichinahuel, Cerro Anay and Coimallín.
This is the only sector of the Costa Mountain range, where there is a greater concentration of araucarias, in addition to Nothofagus pumilio, podocarp, oak and coigüe.
The climate in the sector of the Park is temperate-warm with 6 months of rain. Summer is hot and dry and snowfall from June to September. The annual temperature is 13°c.
It has hiking trails such as the Piedra del Águila, Cerro Anay, EL Árbol, or Repu Aliwen.
The Camping area is Pehuenco and it is located next to the administration, which has 10 sites with table, benches, grill, water, rustic laundries, and bathrooms. The Park it is located 37 Km from Angol and 58 Km of Cañete. Open all year round to the public.
There are various places where you can camp in the Park:
It is located near to the administration. The 11 sites have tables, benches, grill, drinking water, sinks, rustic toilet facilities and places for relaxation with natural shade. The area has a natural interpretation trail, named 'El Árbol' or 'Repu-Aliwen'.
It is located 5 km from the administration area, with 4 picnic zone, tables, grill, trash cans and water.
The Park has the following hiking trails
Eagle Stone (Piedra del Águila)
With 4.5 km of extension of ñirre, coigüe-oak, araucaria and lenga forests. It begins at Pehuenco (meal area) and concludes in the viewpoint of the same name.
Anay Hill (Cerro Anay)
Sector of 5 km of extension. It is suitable for all audiences. Beautiful landscapes can be seen along the trail.
El Árbol o Repu Aliwen (The tree or Repu Aliwen)
Ideal for people of any age, because having 700m of extension.
Cabrería o Pehuenco Stream (Estero Cabrería o Pehuenco)
Special for children it is very educational. There is a specimen of a millenarian araucaria.
You can access the Park through three points. From Angol by road to Vegas Blancas (37 km) gravel road. You can pass by this road during spring and summer, as the rest of the year is only suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles.
The second alternative is from Cañete, in the sector of Bio-Bío, further North. Correspond to 48 km travel through the Cayucupil Valley, the road to the farm 'El Chacal'. Finally
You can also take the third road from Antihuala, Arauco province, 60 km. of gravel road.
The administration of the park is in the sector of Pehuenco at 42 Km from Angol. The activities are interrupted during the autumn-winter, due to weather conditions.
The gates are located on the eastern boundary of the Park, at 5 Km from the administration. The activities are carried on the site all year round.
Administrator: Mr. Jaime Carcamo
Phone: 02 28406845