Welcome to Puerto Bertrand & Río Baker
On the bank of the ultramarine-blue Lago Bertrand below the snow-covered San Valentín and Campo de Hielo Norte, Puerto Bertrand is a show of contrasts. Weathered shingle homes overgrown with rose blossoms and high-end fishing lodges share the space of this humble stop. Bertrand occupies the southeast shore of the lake, situated 11km south of Cruce el Maitén. It is also the base for rafting Río Baker, Chile's most voluminous river.
The Río Baker flows from Lago Bertrand, running parallel to the Carretera Austral south toward Cochrane. Lodges and a museum flank this scenic strip.