The Futaleufú River is a river in northern Patagonia fed by the lakes in the Los Alerces National Park in Chubut Province, Argentina, crossing the Andes Mountains and the international border into Chile and opening into the Yelcho Lake.The Futaleufú is known for its deep blue waters created by glacier till deposited in the river, and for its white water currents, which attract rafters and kayakers from around the world. Specialized media consider the river to be one of the top three whitewater destinations in the world.
The Futaleufú, known locally as "the Futa," is quite simply one of the most beautiful rivers in the world.Several international whitewater events have been staged on the river, attracting top ranked kayakers from around the globe. The Futaleufú is equally well known for fly fishing.The town of Futaleufú, Chile is close to the Argentine border and has a population of about 2,000. The main income for the community is fly fishing, white water rafting, and tourism.