La Campana National Park was declared a biosphere reserve and has one of the last forests of Chilean palm, a species in danger of extinction.
This park is one of the most unique and representative areas of the country's central zone. Situated in the middle of the coastal mountain range, it was created in 1967 and occupies a surface area of 8000 hectares (17,600 acres). A significant aspect is that it has one of the last remaining Chilean Palm forests, a species which is in danger of extinction. Other attractions include the peaks of the La Campana (ideal for climbing) and El Roble hills; ruins of old settlements, remains of past mine operations, and beautiful and interesting trails for hiking year-round.
It is administered by CONAF since 1974. It was declared a world Biosphere Reserve in 1985 and named a place of interest for mining purposes in 1989. In 1834, Charles Darwin reached the peak of the hill that gives the park its name.