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Yelcho Lake

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Yelcho Lake is one of the most amazing attractions in the region, because of its emerald waters and the possibility to practice fly fishing.

Located in Puerto Cardenas, 40 kilometers away from Chaiten, Yelcho Lake is the indicated place to practice fly fishing and be in touch with nature.

Pure air and charming landscape create a wonderful holiday in this place that originated out of glaciers and the abundance of hills barriers, 70 meters high. Yelcho lake is a refuge for all sorts of species, flora and fauna alike, in the 11000 hectares that surround the body of water.


Flora and fauna: trouts, rainbow trouts, Atlantic salmon, Chinook and Coho.


Sport fishing, rowing, trekking, horseback riding, mountainbike, bird watching, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Tenth region. Located in Puerto Cardenas, 46 kilometers away from Chaiten, Palena District and 251 kilometers south of Puerto Montt.

How to get there?

Chaiten-Puerto Cardenas: Land route, by Austral Route R7

Puerto Montt-Chaiten: Airway, through El Tepual airport to Chaiten small airport.

When to go?

All year long.


Warm moderate, rainy.


Housing, food, transportation, crafts, camping.


Espolon Lake, Hornopiren Nacional Park, Pumalin Park, Futaleufu Nacional Reserve, Palena Nacional Reserve, Encuentro river, Futaleufu river, Puelo river, El Amarillo springs, Llancahue springs.

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