SIMPSON RIVER NATIONAL RESERVE
Know Simpson River National Reserve
This Nacional Reserve is crossed by Simpon River, a perfect place to practice ecotourism and extreme sports. Its peculiar flora and fauna turn it in one of the most attractive places in the region. The Simpson River National Reserve has an accidental geography and more than 40.000 hectares of protected soil.
Attractions: Colorful geography, abundant flora –cinnamon trees, plum trees, coigues, chilcos, huemules, manios, tepas and tepus- and exotic fauna like pumas,bandurrias, wild ducks, pudues and foxes.
Activities: Hiking, trekking, sport fishing, rafting, picnic, nature contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Coyhaique: Land route ans airway
Coyhaique-Puerto Aysen: Land route, crossing El Farellon tunnel.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Rainy. The annual media temperature is 6ºC, meanwhile, during summer time, the temperature reaches from 15 to 17ºC. The rain varies depending on the different areas. The annual media goes from 1500 to 2500 milimeters –snow during the winter season-.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, cafeteria, museums, information center, camping.
Surroundings: El Fraile Ski Resort, Coyhaique, Elizade lake, La Paloma lake, Riesco lake, Patagonia Regional Museum, Puerto Aisen, Lo Castillo National Reserve, Coyhaique National Reserve, Simpson river, Seis Lagunas area.