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Argentina,  Latin America,  National Parks

Lanín National Park – Neuquén, Argentina

Lanín National Park is located south of the province of Neuquén. It was created in 1937 and protects a significant portion of the so-called Andean-Patagonian forest, with areas of Patagonian steppe and high Andes. It covers 4,120 km(1,590 sq mi) of surface and has a great variety of fauna and flora.

San Martín de los Andes

You can access the National Park from the cities of San Martin de los Andes, Junín de los Andes and Aluminé by car or bus. The nearest airport is Chapelco Airport.

Lanín NP Trails

Lanín NP has 3 walking circuits: North, South and Center

North Circuit (Circuito Norte):

This trail crosses the forrest surrounding the lakes Ñorquinco, Rucachoroi and Quillén.

South Circuit (Circuito Sur):

This trail is located in the Lácar Lake basin, which bathes the coast of San Martín de los Andes. You can go to Quila Quina, Catitre, Arrayanes and Hua Hum.

Quila Quina

Center Circuit (Circuito Central):

On this trail is the access point to the Lanín Volcano (3,776 m / 2.34 miles). You can visit the Huechulafuen and Tromen lakes, the Canoa-Paimún port and make the ascent to the Lanín.

Lanín Climbing

The park has more than 20 paths or trails to walk around and wander, with different difficulties, so there are no excuses not to try them. This park is working on a project to make it more accessible for people with reduced mobility. It is very good to see that the Argentine National Parks are working for more inclusive Parks. Nobody should miss our natural wonders.

Trekking in the Park with my parents

Lanín National Park´s Biodiversity:

There is a great diversity of flora and fauna in the Lanín National Park. The park has more than 100 species of woody plants, more than 305 herbaceous plants and almost 50 species of shrubs, vines, ferns, fungi and lichens among others. The park has an araucaria forest unique of our national territory.

The residents of this park are more than 165 species of animals including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

Lanín NP Camping options

The Lanín is a very popular destination for backpackers. It has several campsites centers, which are classified by camping type:

Free camping (Camping libre): open and without any services or infrastructure.

Rural camping (Camping agreste): with basic services such as baths and hot water and some other basic service.

Organized Camping (Camping organizado): is the one that offers more services with toilets, power, stores, restaurantes, tables, children’s games and more.

Activities in Lanín NP

Kayaking and Canoing in Lácar Lake


Sport hunting

Sport fishing

Mountain biking




Bird watching

Hiking, trekking and climbing







The park has restaurants, inns, camps, fast food outlets, tea houses and mountain shelters.

It may be mandatory to register for certain activities in the National Park. For more information go to the Park´s website:

Otras actividades imperdibles de la zona del Parque Nacional Lanín


San Carlos de Bariloche

Climbing Lanín Volcano

Biking in Los Arrayanes NP

Villa La Angostura

Villa Traful

San Martín de los Andes

Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapí

Los Arrayanes National Park

Parques Nacionales y Reservas Naturales de Argentina

Administración de Parques Nacionales
Casa Central – Carlos Pellegrini 657 (C1009ABM)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Tel: (+54 11) 3984 – 7100
Servicio de Información al Visitante