Conservacion Patagonica IDIOMA: ESPAÑOL

Park Headquarters

Historic Patagonian buildings provide
architectural inspiration for our buildings

The park headquarters—the central area where visitors come to eat, sleep, gather, and learn, where employees live and train, and where the surrounding community gathers—represent the heart of the future Patagonia National Park. Located just off the main east-west road running from the Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) to the Argentine border, this complex of public access facilities forms the heart of the future park.

At park headquarters, visitors will be provided with comfortable lodging, good food, and opportunities to participate in activities designed to educate and engage visitors with the exciting work of conservation going on at the park. Our guests can learn about the history and ecology of the Chacabuco Valley at the Aysen Natural History and Education Center, enjoy a meal or afternoon tea at the Rincón del Gaucho Restaurant, and spend the night at the Lodge at Valle Chacabuco, rated one of Chile’s Best Hotels by National Geographic Traveler.

Every building at park headquarters has been constructed with the highest level of attention paid to creating place-appropriate, locally-styled, sustainable spaces that encourage a sense of permanence and beauty in all who come to visit.

The Rincón del Gaucho Restaurant offers an elegant setting for a meal at the heart of the park

The Aysen Natural History and Information Center, nearing completion, will provide visitors an in-depth understanding of the region's history and ecology

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Patagonia Park Store is Open for Business
(11/4/14) In time for the high season, the Patagonia Park store is now up and running. Alongside a helpful array of field books and guides, the store features crafts from some of the best craftsmen in Chile.
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The Art of Transplanting: Winter Landscaping at the Park
(8/14/13) Drive down the winding dirt road to the heart of the future park. First you’ll notice the buildings, stately stone facilities designed to last lifetime. Soon, though, your eyes may wander to the collection of native trees, bushes and shrubs.
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Breaking Ground on Aysen Center
(1/12/11) Yesterday, construction of the Aysen Natural History and Education Center officially started, as the building team took up their shovels and began digging out the foundation area for this building.
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An Afternoon at the Stone Quarry
(1/28/11) To make Patagonia National Park, we need rocks. Lots and lots of them.
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