Tinquilco Lake

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Tinquilco Lake
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View from a lookout point on the Tres Lagos hiking trail. The volcano in the distance is Villarrica.
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Tinquilco Lake
Location Huerquehue National Park, Araucania Region
Coordinates 39°09′55″S71°43′31″W / 39.1652°S 71.7252°W / -39.1652; -71.7252
Type Glacial
Primary outflows Quinchol River
Basin  countriesChile
Surface area1.1 km2 (0.42 sq mi) [1]
Surface elevation700 m (2,300 ft)
References [1]

Tinquilco Lake is one of several lakes in Huerquehue National Park in the La Araucanía Region in southern Chile. Located at 700 meters; it is the first lake visitors encounter in the park before continuing on the "Tres Lagos" (Lago Chico, Lago Toro and Laguna Verde) hike.


Its primary outflow is Quinchol River, which is a tributary of the Liucura River, which in turn is a tributary of the Trancura River. [2]


  1. 1 2 Castillo Pinto, Bianca Elizabeth (2004). "Determinación de la Fragilidad Adquirida del Paisaje en el Parque Nacional Huerquehue, Temuco, IX Región" (PDF). Universidad De Chile. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
  2. "Plan de Manejo PN Huerquehue". CONAF . Retrieved 2014-02-07.

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