El Palmar National Park

Sunrise at El Palmar National Park

Location: El Palmar National park is located in the Entre Ríos province, in the west of the Uruguay river, between Colón and Concordia Cities.

Surface: It has a 8.500 hectares surface.

Created: It was created in 1965 in order to protect a representative sample of the biggest “yatay” palm tree concentration of Argentina.

Plants: yatay palm trees, petunias silvestres, chilcas, aromos, ñandubay.

Animals: Pajaros carpinteros, ñandues, inambú or sudamerican, scrubland fox, cotorras, overos lizards, vizcachas.

Characteristics: PN El Palmar (El Palmar National Park) protects the biggest “yatay” palm tree concentration of Argentine Republic.

The protected area is characterized by a plain landscape which is conformed by different environments, such as “palmares”, pastures, “little forests”,“pajonales”, and “bank jungle”.

The protected area belongs to the spinal eco-region. There are some typical communities of the “pastizal pampeano” ant the “paranaense” jungle.

The spinal eco-region is characterized by a plain landscape, with variable lands, and has a changeable weather. The climate is warm and wet in the north, and mild and dry in the southwest.

Originally, the “yatay” palm tree concentration had a big distribution: it was located in Santa Fe, Corrientes and Entre Ríos provinces. Due the farm installation and the excessive shepherding, the “yatay” palm tree concentration was declined.

Yatay Palm Tree

Parque Nacional el Palmar

Argentina National Parks

Entre Ríos Province