Lake Moreno is a glacial lake in the providence of Rio Negro near Bariloche, Argentina. The lake covers an area of more than 4,000 acres, and mountains, such as Lopez, Capilla, and Catedral, are the predominant feature of the surrounding landscape. The lake is divided into two sections, Western Lake Moreno and Eastern Lake Moreno. The western section is connected to Lake Nahuel Huapi by a narrow channel. The water in Lake Moreno is generally mild since most of its water does not come from ice melt. This makes it a popular destination for water sports and swimming. There is also a small circuit track that goes around the lake, and it is one of the most popular tracks in the area.
The northern end of Western Lake Moreno is part of Nahuel Huapi National Park. The rest of Lake Moreno has seen more development and human interaction than other lakes in the Bariloche area. The population has increased, there are many privately owned homes and tourist lodging, and sections of the dense forest have been removed, though you can still see many native coihue trees. Along its coasts are two small resort towns, Colonia Suiza and Villa Llao Llao.
Lake Moreno is about 20 minutes west of Bariloche. To get there, take a bus from Bariloche or join one of the many tours of the lake.