Nahuel Huapi Lake, San Carlos de Bariloche

Nahuel Huapi Lake is a lake in the lake region of northern Patagonia between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, in Argentina. The lake depression consists of several glacial valleys carved out along faults and Miocene valleys that were later dammed by moraines.Nahuel Huapi lake, located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, has a surface of 529km2, rests over the sea level, and has a maximum measured depth of.The June 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, in neighboring Chile, caused parts of the lake's surface to be blanketed in volcanic ash.During the Last Glacial Maximum of the Llanquihue glaciation the lake basin was wholly occupied by a glacier.EtymologyThe name of the lake derives from the toponym of its major island in Mapudungun (Mapuche language): "Island of the Jaguar (or Puma)", from nahuel, "puma (or jaguar)", and huapí, "island". There is, however, more to the word "Nahuel" - it can also signify "a man who by sorcery has been transformed to a puma" (or jaguar).
Plan to visit Nahuel Huapi Lake and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Carlos de Bariloche attractions using our San Carlos de Bariloche road trip app .
Source
Create an itinerary including Nahuel Huapi Lake
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Nahuel Huapi Lake Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
227 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • Extensive and beautiful lake, you can Kayak and many more activities. Very quiet and advisable to stop to take some mates on the lake.
    View original
  • The great extension of water that forms the lake is really a miracle dela nature. Not to be valued
    View original
Google
  • Cold water hot sun, volcanic ash beaches. Floating rocks. Pretty cool stuff.
  • Awesome place!
Places to stay near Nahuel Huapi Lake

Plan your trip to San Carlos de Bariloche

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Nature in San Carlos de Bariloche

View all >
4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in San Carlos de Bariloche

4.2
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Side trips from San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors in San Carlos de Bariloche

5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in San Carlos de Bariloche

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 4​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min