Chagres National Park: Preserving the main watershed of the Panama Canal

This park is spread over an area of 129,000 hectares, 318,765.94 acres. It includes the Chagres River and Alajuela Lake and its primary purpose is to protect the main water sources important to the Panama Canal and Panama City. The park provides about 80% of the water needed for the canal’s operation and all the drinking water for Panama City. Comprised of hiking trails through elfin forests, the Park is located 40 kilometers from Panama City.

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