At the Pocho campsite enjoy the relaxation and energy of the Epuyén River, and the beautiful trails in the Patagonian forests
– What camping activities and services would you like to highlight so that campers enjoy their stay while camping?
The property is 5 hectares with 300 meters of river coast, with sectors of beaches and pools that allow you to rest and bathe in the crystal clear waters or simply enjoy the relaxation and energy of the Epuyén River. The west bank of said river is made up of the Cerro Pirque hill, which can be accessed by crossing the river through a walkway located a few meters from the camping site. This hill, covered by both native and exotic flora (ñire, lenga, maiten, rose hip, wild strawberry, boysemberry, maqui and calafate) has a variety of trails.
You will be able to enjoy a wonderful mountain landscape, in direct contact with nature, where you will perceive the aroma of plants, and the peace and energy that the environment radiates. Ideal for family rest.
We are strategically located to visit the different scenic attractions that our Andean region of the 42 ° parallel offers.
Our goal is that you enjoy your family vacation in the mountains. That is why we offer you guaranteed rest with the best care .
We work to sow in each visitor A SMILE.
– What activities are available to campers in the area and around the campsite?
We are strategically located to visit the different scenic attractions that our Andean Region of the 42 ° parallel offers. In the area and surroundings of the complex you can do various activities such as: fishing, trekking, horseback riding, rafting, climbing, paragliding, etc. It should be noted, these activities are carried out in the surroundings of the property, not forming part of the offer of our establishment.
As our town is dedicated to the production of fine fruits, it is inevitable to go through an establishment, farm or farm where a variety of products is offered to taste and activities to do. In any of them you will find staff willing to guide you through their production of fine fruits, vegetables, and will even teach you how to make products such as sweets, honey, preserves, cheeses, beers or others. In these establishments you can obtain the artisanal and natural products you want. Most of the cultivations that are carried out are devoted to the production of raspberry, strawberries, cherries, currants, boysenberry and other fine fruits.
Such a variety earned this town the distinction of being designated the National Capital of Fine Fruit , and as expected, annually celebrates the National Festival of Fine Fruit in January.
Tourist Attractions in El Hoyo
24 km from the establishment, you reach the northwest bank of Lake Epuyén “Puerto Patriada”. The lake is surrounded by huge mountains of peaks covered by eternal snows making the landscape a pleasure for the eyes and the soul. In its waters you can practice water sports such as kayaking, rowing, sailing and also fly fishing.
Los Alerces Lagoon
A very short distance from the “Puerto Patriada” area, 700 meters above the Cordon called Derrumbe. In its environment you can find centuries-old larch species, remnants of the Valdivian Forest. From a natural viewpoint it is possible to recognize Lake Puelo and the Cholila Valley with the view. The visitor can explore the magnificent nearby sites both on guided walks and on horseback.
The Cataract of the Arroyo Necktie
Just 3 km from the town center and 13 km from the complex, you can access the majestic charm of La Catarata, a waterfall almost 80 meters high, whose waters that rush thundering from the heights, continue their journey in a calm stream, between cypress forest, coihue and an important variety of local flora and fauna. At a certain point, El Mirador we can appreciate, enjoy a magnificent view of farms and crops. The trail lasts approximately 40 minutes of medium difficulty.
“El Desemboque” is located almost 13.5 km from the town and is where the Epuyén River deposits its waters in Lago Puelo. There is a Private Natural Reserve – Raúl Solari Park that was created to protect a small area of great ecological value since it houses cypresses, pitras and myrtles, in addition to a varied fauna such as typical birds of the area, including the Araucanian pigeons. .
Challenge yourself to get in, get lost and find your way out in THE biggest LABYRINTH in South America. A unique experience that can be enjoyed as a family, as exploring the maze is a fun and suitable activity for all ages. In addition, in the confectionery you can enjoy ice cream, smoothies, fine fruits of our own production, regional products, aromatic tea and coffee, cakes, sandwiches, craft beers and meals made with fresh products from our own organic garden. Hang your mind on the hypnotic view of Cerro Plataforma or discover, at the foot of Cerro Pirque, the picturesque farms and houses near the Epuyén River. Hours from January to Easter: every day from 10:30 until dark.
Laguna El Espejo
This lagoon is located about 950 meters above sea level in front of the southern end of Cerro Piltriquitrón. To access it, the visitor has to walk on rough trails, covered with vegetation and always with an expert guide of the place. You can also go on horseback. The peace and tranquility added to the transparent waters honor the name of the lagoon.
Other Tourist Attractions of the Region
Lago Puelo National Park
The turquoise mirror of the lake that gives its name to this protected area owes its incredible color to the sediments of immense glacial fields and minor snowdrifts located at the headwaters of the Turbio, Azul and Epuyén rivers. Through rapids and the Puelo River, the lake empties into the Pacific Ocean.
El Bolsón- Regional Fair
The community develops an intensive agricultural activity that can be seen through a visit to the farms, specialized in the cultivation of hops (beer flavouring) and mainly fine fruits. In addition to being the headquarters of the National Hops Festival, El Bolsón is known for its regional artisans fair, which highlights the works of ceramics, wool, wood, leather, metals, dried flowers, sweets, fresh vegetables, flowers freshly harvested, knives and candles, among others. Fair hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Carved Forest
On one of the slopes of the Piltriquitron hill, 1,500 meters above sea level, the forest came to life. At the initiative of a group of local artists, 31 sculptures were obtained from the lengas that were saved from the devastating fire of the year 1982. They felt the need not to let these wooden pieces die and with effort and decision, they organized national carving meetings wood on site to revive the indomitable spirit of the earth.