Yelcho Lake

Know Yelcho Lake

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.

Información del Destino:
  • Attractions:

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

  • When to go:

    All year long.

  • Activities:

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

  • Weather:

    Warm moderate, rainy.

  • Location:

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

  • Services;

    Housing, food, transportation, crafts, camping.

  • 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.

  • Surroundings:

    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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