Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park is a national park on the Argentine part of the island of Tierra del Fuego, within Tierra del Fuego Province. It was founded in 1960.

Located close to the city of Ushuaia, the national park stretches 60 kilometers north from the Beagle Channel along the Chilean border. Its 630 square kilometers include parts of the Fagnano and Roca Lakes, the second of which opens into the Lapataia Bay on the southern coast, a popular point for treks. The park has dramatic scenery, with a plethora of waterfalls, forests, mountains, and glaciers. Forests of ñire, lenga, and coihue in the lower parts of the park are home to several animal species. Terrestrial mammals in the park include guanacos, foxes, beavers, rabbits, and muskrats. Approximately 90 species of birds can be found in the park, including carancas, torrent ducks, austral parakeets, condors, and oystercatchers.

 

JOURNEYS trips that include Tierra del Fuego National Park:

Patagonia Nature Safari

Chile and Argentina: The Altiplano to Buenos Aires from Feb. 14-March 15, 2008 with Will and Joan Weber

Argentina Explorer: Patagonia to Buenos Aires from March 5-15, 2008 with Will and Joan Weber

Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia trip extension

 

Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierra_del_Fuego_National_Park