Creating a National Park
In 2004, Conservacion Patagonica purchased the 170,500-acre Estancia Valle Chacabuco, located in a biologically critical area in Aysén, Chile, and contiguous to the Jeinimeni Reserve the north and the Tamango Reserve to the south. Since acquiring the estancia, smaller land acquisitions have allowed us to expand to nearly 200,000 acres. Upon donation, Jeinimeni and Tamango will join Patagonia Park to become the 640,000-acre Patagonia National Park. By designating this area as a national park, the land and its wildlife will receive the highest level of protection available in Chile. We anticipate the donation of the park to the Chilean state will occur in the near future. Until then, the park is open to the public as a private park, October through April.
We believe the best way to foster an appreciation for nature is to promote firsthand experiences. Establishing easy public access to the park in the form of infrastructure and trails is the first step in welcoming and growing the next generation of park stewards. Our restaurant, campgrounds, and lodge have already drawn visitors from around the world. We believe architecture has the ability to exemplify a sense of place. Built from local stone and recycled wood and inspired by historic Patagonian style architecture built by British landowners in the 1800s, the infrastructure at the park immerses visitors in both the natural and cultural wonders of Chile.