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Lakes Muster, Colhué Huapi and Senguer River











The Lake Musters is of difficult sailing, since its you are flooded they curl suddenly. In 1973 sportsmen of Sarmiento they united it with the Lake Fontana , through the River Senguer, and they arrived here in their rafts: 600 kilometers of adventure.


This immense Patagonian lake with an estimate surface of 450 km² and a depth from 40 to 50 m . conforms together with Lake Colhue Huapi ,the basin situated 45º 30' south and 60º west. These two water surfaces receive the supply of River Sengerr coming from Lake Fontana (on the Andes range). It is at a height of 271 metres above sea level.

All this lake system contains an abundand ichtyc population, with native species like the Patagonian atherel, the perch and the catfish, or exotic ones like the trout, that reaches an excellent size and quality.

It is an excellent place to practise nautic sports, fishing, or simply to enjoy its coast. Fishing is allowed during the twelve months of the year.

Sengerr River presents thick trees on its banks, where you can have a nice time in the municipal campsites La Isla and Puente Traverso .

Camping La Isla is situated 1,5 km . from the urban cask in a north direction along a consolidated road. It has some small bungallows, an area for tents, bathrooms with showers, washing basins, 20 lots with firerings, electric light and water, football field, horses rental with organized horse trails.

Camping PuenteTraverso , 1 km . from the same access, offers a sector for tents, firerings, bathrooms with showers, washing basins, electric light, volleyball and footbal fields and horses rental.

As an interesting comment we can tell you that in 1973 a group of sportmen from Sarmiento joined both lakes navigating through the river Sengerr for 600 km . in a venturous deed. The waters of the Muster are usually rough and difficult to navigate, what means a challenge for nautic sportsmen.


Lake Muster


The lake Muster owes its name to an intrepid adventure character George Chaworth Musters,de English origin although born in Italy in 1841, to the one who in 1869 we can find in the islands Malvinas, without a doubt already getting ready to carry out the trip that would make it famous, since from Tip Arenas passes to the island Pavón, in the river Santa Cruz, where it remains a good time, in the commandant's factory Piedrabuena, waiting an expedition of the tehuelches toward the north.

The expedition he carried out had never been done before. He travelled some seven hundred and fifty kilometers during ten months from the outlet of the river Santa Cruz to Carmen de Patagones on the coast of the river Negro. He integrated a Tehuelche caravan and lived in friendly terms with the feared patagonian aborigenes.

Once in Buenos Aires , in August 1870, the newspaper "The Standard" published a summary of Muster´s adventures.