PHOTOS: A Spectacular Wilderness in Chile

Pumalin Park is a private park in the Palena Province of Chile.

Pristine Paradise

Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
Pumalin Park
The Boat To Pumalin

In the summer months (the northern winter) twice daily ferry service connects Caleta Gonzalo, the small park center, with the town of Hornopiren. It is a five-hour ferry ride, often in rough waters. There is pressure to extend the highway through Pumalin to create a road connection to Southern Chile. Some Chilean politicians are pushing to expropriate Pumalin land to build the road. (Jeffrey Kofman/ABC News)

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