“During the trips that I made in those years in southern locations exceptionally beautiful and admired more than once stated that the nation should retain ownership of some of them for the benefit of present generations and those to come. Vengo by Relying the terms of the Act, to request the location of an area of three square leagues in order to be preserved as a public park. In making this gift delivers the wish that the current appearance of the perimeter that encompasses not be altered and not do more work than those that provide comfort for the life of the visitor. ” Perito Francisco P. Moreno, November 6, 1903.
Thus begins the history of national parks, and that from this donation in 1922 creating the National Park South. Then in 1934, based on a bill drafted by Ezequiel Bustillo, establishing the National Park Service, and simultaneously create and Iguazú National Park Nahuel Huapi, the latter on the basis that Southern National Park. In this way, Argentina has become the third American country that has a system of national parks. In 1937, establishing the National Park Alerces, with an area of 263,000 ha, seeking the protection of a vital watershed where the forest is the great millennial alerces protagonist, within an area rich in species and biogeographical with an exceptional environmental quality.
Tours, trails and sites.
On the basis of the small town of Villa Futalaufquen, can address a variety of hiking and trekking tours of varying difficulty. For all these activities is essential to visit the Interpretation Center and Museum, where, in addition to information about the routes you need to register for some excursions. Entering the park through the south, which borders the Rio Futaleufu, one can tour the Futaleufu Hydroelectric Complex, with its reservoir, dam, engine room, beach breakers, balanced flue, pipe bridge, sluice channel and reliever old riverbed Futaleufú, once famous for its rapids.