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Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park

Buenos Aires

About 70 km from Buenos Aires, this National Park is a great place to visit on a day trip, have a picnic, walk along its trails and observe the biodiversity of the Delta. It is a good place for birding, and you can even find the largest deer in South America: the mash deer.

You can visit this park all year round. On rainy days, check which areas are open. Free admission.

What to see
Trails, plant nursery and picnic area

There are two trails that allow you to discover the riverside jungle, the ravine forests and the pampas grasslands. It is advisable to bring binoculars because you can see mash deer in the surrounding area.

On weekdays it is advisable to visit the native species nursery (for a better experience, stop by the Information and Interpretation Center first). Next to the Information Center, there is a picnic area with tables, an ideal space to go with the family and rest after the walks.

Islas Malvinas Road and river crossing by barge

Following the public road past the park's entrance, you will reach the Paraná de las Palmas quay. It is best to drive slowly as you may be able to spot some birds on the way. Once you reach the river, you can just enjoy the view there or cross the river on barges (you can also cross with your car) to spend the day in recreation centres and camping sites.

How to get there and move around

From Buenos Aires, you must drive 70 km north along National Route 9 (Panamericana) to Rómulo Otamendi. Following 2 km down the main street, you will arrive at the park's entrance.


You can also get there by bus or train (Mitre Line from Villa Ballester to Otamendi Station). There are regular bus services departing from Campana.

Where to stay

Camping is not allowed inside the park, but Campana and Zárate offer plenty of accommodation options, as well as camping sites and cuisine. If you cross the river by barge, you will find recreation centres and camping sites.

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