It was the first protected area in the country, represents, with its rich ecological and landscape, the whole Andean region of northern Patagonia, preserving the forest and steppe of Patagonia and the high Andes.
View the Whitten University Center & Swimming Pool. On McDonald Tower, this is a live view facing north. Behind Lake Osceola is the Whitten University Center and its outdoor swimming and diving facilities.
The Athabascan village of Pedro Bay has a winter population of 65 (2005-2006), the summer population is much higher with people returning to put up subsistence smoked salmon and pick berries for the winter.