Tierra del Fuego National Park

The National Park Tierra del Fuego ( " National Park Tierra del Fuego ", Spanish Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ) is the southernmost National Park in Argentina. The 630 km ² protected area located in the southeast of the island of Tierra del Fuego, 18 km from the city of Ushuaia ( 54 ° 48 'S, 68 ° 18'W ) away. The park was founded in 1960 with the main objective to protect the southernmost sub-Antarctic forests.

It is one of Argentina's national parks, in addition to the UNESCO nature reserve Valdés, who has a sea-coast, as it is bounded to the south by the Beagle Channel. Among the natural attractions in the National Park include glaciers, deep valleys and gorges, rivers and lakes, and peatlands. The Laguna Negra is an example of a peat bog, which is still in the making.

In the southern part of the park there is a variety of marked hiking trails ( total 25 km), leading to different vantage points or special landscape formations. Especially nice is the way to Lapataia Bay, a bay on the Beagle Channel, where many water birds. There are also archeological sites of Yámana Native American who lived from fishing in canoes.