Isla Magdalena National Park

The Isla Magdalena national park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Isla Magdalena ) is a 1,576 km2 (608 sq mi) protected area in Magdalena Island, Patagonia, Chile. It was created in 1967 as Forest Reserve and was reclassified as a National Park in 1983.

Isla Magdalena National Park
Map showing the location of Isla Magdalena National Park
Map showing the location of Isla Magdalena National Park
LocationAysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, Chile
Nearest cityPuerto Cisnes
Coordinates44°40′00″S 73°08′00″W / 44.66667°S 73.13333°W / -44.66667; -73.13333Coordinates: 44°40′00″S 73°08′00″W / 44.66667°S 73.13333°W / -44.66667; -73.13333
Area1,576 km2 (608 sq mi)
Established1983
Governing bodyCorporación Nacional Forestal

Puerto Gaviota in the south of the national park is considered particularly noteworthy. In addition to larger Atilio island in the north, there are a number of smaller islands in the national park.

The national park is characterized by a variety of sea-birds (including penguins and cormorants) and vegetation typical of the moderate-cold zone. The Isla Magdalena climate has an annual average temperature of 6 to 8 °C (43 to 46 °F) and an annual precipitation of approximately 4,000 mm (157 in) per year.

The park can best reached by sea from the ports Puerto Cisnes or Puerto Puyuhuapi. On the island, no infrastructure exists.

The highest point of the park is Mentolat Volcano at 1,660 m (5,446 ft).

ReferencesEdit

  • Translation from the German Wikipedia site.