Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu

Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu, Trevelin: Address, Phone Number, Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu Reviews: 4.5/5

Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu

Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu
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186 reviews
Very good

Newtown, UK760 contributions
Stunning scenery
Nov 2015 • Family
We visited the dam in late afternoon. The weather was sunny but it was quite blustery on top of the dam. It certainly was worth enduring the wind for the views from the top. It is quite a steep climb to the top of the dam
Written December 21, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina33 contributions
worth it!
Dec 2015 • Couples
we were really surprised by this place. the area is really beautiful: you are next to the national park and within the complex, you have several breathtaking viewpoints. in addition, the way the hydroelectric complex works and is organized is very well documented along the trip.
Written December 12, 2015
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jeremy w
Edinburgh, UK87 contributions
Lost Beauty near Trevelin
Nov 2014 • Friends
Although it is a bit steep to charge you an entry fee as if this were part of Los Alerces National Park, you only have to pay in the high summer months and you can go free to the park if you go the next day. You definitely need a car to really enjoy this place, but if you come with a boat, there's not many places like it in this part of Patagonia. After entering past the office which house the explanation of the construction of the dam, you climb and climb and climb, eventually reaching the face of the dam, about a kilometre long. High on your right towers Gorsedd y Cwmwl, the Welsh name for the mountain known as the Throne of the Cloud. The dam was created to supply electricity for the Aluminium plant in Puerto Madryn on the Atlantic Coast and ugly pylons carry the juice more around 600 kilometres. A vast area was flooded to create the reservoir, including 4 lakes and the favourite Welsh picnic spot of Los Rapids (hence the name, Lost Beauty, or Amutui Quimey). There are even better views of the water higher up, where you can take and launch a boat. If you then pass right down to the end of the reservoir, you can see the tall trees below you and under the water. You can then go up a tiny feeder river, full of trout, and have the whole place to yourself. Nobody comes here, especially in the afternoons when the wind gets up.
Written December 20, 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina238 contributions
Lovely place
Nov 2014 • Couples
Even when you can think that this is an hydro-electric complex it offers a lot of beautiful views of the surrounding nature. The road to the complex has great landmarks and once within the National Park, don't miss 'Cascada de los Tambores'. It's just a 10' easy walk into a lovely cascade. A few kilometers after this, in the left hand you can also visit 'Los Pozones' a nice view of the river and its erosion over the rocks.
The lake itself is huge and quite windy, but really beautiful. There's a panoramic point after crossing the millpond, don't miss it.
When we were ending the visit, and in front of the park gate we saw a red fox. We started to take pictures and the park ranger told us that the fox accepted bread. We had some bread with us and asked for his permission to feed the fox. He agreed and we had the great chance to throw some bread pieces near him, he approached carefully and happily ate them. It was AMAZING. I fully loved the moment.
Written December 3, 2014
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