Cabo de Hornos National Park (Cape Horn)

Cabo de Hornos National Park in the Southern Patagonia in Chile

Cabo de Hornos National Park in the Southern Patagonia in Chile

The Cabo de Hornos National Park is placed in Tierra del Fuego, the Wollaston Archipelago and the group of Hermite islands, in the commune of Navarino, Chilean Antarctica province. Has a surface of 155,91 acres, with an altitude of 721,78 feet, with the exception of the Pyramid Hill, of 1.332,02 ft.The park was created in 1945 on the need of the preservation of the natural resources  of the zone. Cabo de Hornos  was chosen like Reserve of the Biosphere by UNESCO, since it is the more austral forest ecosystem of the planet and represents one of the very little forests tempering no fragmented in the world.

The flora in the park is dominated by the presence of the formation of tubers and cold desert of Cabo de Hornos, with a landscape that is characterized to have a universal substitute of the small mosses and lichens, that gave origin to the denominated “tourism with magnifying glass” in the park. Also can be found forests where coigüe, cinnamon-colored predominate and ñirre, which is associated the existence of a wild community of fauna with conservation problems, like the swan coscoroba, condor, lile, among others.

Cabo de Hornos National Park in the Southern Patagonia in Chile

Cabo de Hornos National Park in the Southern Patagonia in Chile

The Cabo de Hornos National Park is an important  nesting  point to the Magellan’s and Antarctic penguin, also providing  habitat of an important number of marine mammals and marine birds.

Between the activities in this area are tourist navigation, the photography and the observation of flora and fauna.

One Response

  1. RJ45 Says:

    As I have said before also that Natural Parks are just the best places to spend a night in the exciting atmosphere of the forests. And on that if you have this park which has a adjacent lake, then it adds on to the fun you are going to have there.