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List of lakes of the Philippines

Several lakes in the country are of volcanic origin like Lake Danao in Leyte province.

The origin of most of the lakes in the Philippines is closely related to volcanic and tectonic activity. A number of smaller lakes occupy the craters of extinct volcanoes. Some lake basins are developed by subsidence due to tectonic or volcanic activity. Others owe their existence to obstruction of drainage courses by landslides, lava flows and by fragmental volcanic ejecta.[1][2]

Among the lakes which are known in the Philippines only three, namely, Laguna de Bay in Luzon, Taal Lake in Luzon, and Lake Lanao in Mindanao, stand out prominently because of their size or economic importance.

List of lakes in the Philippines

The following is a partial alphabetical listing of permanent lakes (excluding flood plains) in the Philippines.

No. Lake[3] Province Region Coordinates Area Surface
elevation
Type[2] Notes
1 Alligator Laguna IV-A 700123000000000000023 hectares (57 acres) 70002000000000000002 metres (6.6 ft) crater lake Also known as Lake Tadlac, it is located along the shore of Laguna de Bay in Brgy. Tadlac, Los Baños.
2 Ambuklao Benguet CAR 7002383000000000000383 hectares (950 acres) 7002761000000000000761 metres (2,497 ft) reservoir Created with the damming of Agno River
3 Apo Bukidnon X 700124000000000000024 hectares (59 acres) 7002640000000000000640 metres (2,100 ft) crater lake Located in west of the city of Valencia
4 Baao Camarines Sur V 7002177000000000000177 hectares (440 acres) 70005000000000000005 metres (16 ft) tectonic lake[2]
5 Bababu Dinagat Islands XIII 70005000000000000005 hectares (12 acres) 700145000000000000045 metres (148 ft) tectonic lake
6 Balanan Negros Oriental VII 700125000000000000025 hectares (62 acres) 7002237000000000000237 metres (778 ft) landslide lake Created after a landslide from the 1925 earthquake blocked the Balanan River
7 Balinsasayao Negros Oriental VII 700176000000000000076 hectares (190 acres) 7002874000000000000874 metres (2,867 ft)[4] crater lake Twin lake of Lake Danao (Negros)
8 Basak Lanao del Sur ARMM 700115000000000000015 hectares (37 acres) 7002589000000000000589 metres (1,932 ft) tectonic lake Located in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur
9 Bato Camarines Sur V 70032810000000000002,810 hectares (6,900 acres) 700110000000000000010 metres (33 ft) tectonic lake
10 Bito Leyte VIII 7002140000000000000140 hectares (350 acres) 70002000000000000002 metres (6.6 ft) crater lake
11 Buhi Camarines Sur V 70031707000000000001,707 hectares (4,220 acres) 7002120000000000000120 metres (390 ft) landslide Formed after the non-volcanic earthquake of 1628 created a landslide which dammed the Barit River.[5]
12 Buluan Maguindanao & Sultan Kudarat ARMM & XII 70036134000000000006,134 hectares (15,160 acres) 70009000000000000009 metres (30 ft) tectonic lake
13 Bulusan Sorsogon V 700128000000000000028 hectares (69 acres) 7002360000000000000360 metres (1,180 ft) crater lake
14 Bunot Laguna IV-A 700131000000000000031 hectares (77 acres) 7002153000000000000153 metres (502 ft) crater lake One of the seven lakes of San Pablo City
15 Butig Lanao del Sur ARMM 700125000000000000025 hectares (62 acres) 7002762000000000000762 metres (2,500 ft) tectonic lake
16 Cabalian Leyte VIII 700115000000000000015 hectares (37 acres) 7002733000000000000733 metres (2,405 ft) crater lake
17 Calibato Laguna IV-A 700142000000000000042 hectares (100 acres) 7002184000000000000184 metres (604 ft) crater lake One of the seven lakes of San Pablo City
18 Caliraya Laguna IV-A 70031050000000000001,050 hectares (2,600 acres) 7002300000000000000300 metres (980 ft) reservoir Created with the damming of Caliraya River
19 Caluangan Oriental Mindoro IV-B 7002182000000000000182 hectares (450 acres) 70001000000000000001 metre (3.3 ft) tectonic lake Also known as Baruyan Lake
20 Camannauan Cagayan II 70003000000000000003 hectares (7.4 acres) 700113000000000000013 metres (43 ft) tectonic lake
21 Candelaria Zambales III 700148000000000000048 hectares (120 acres) 70002000000000000002 metres (6.6 ft) tectonic lake
22 Capahayan Surigao del Norte XIII 700122000000000000022 hectares (54 acres) 700151000000000000051 metres (167 ft) crater lake[6] Located in the town of Tubod
23 Catol Zambales III 700119000000000000019 hectares (47 acres) 70007000000000000007 metres (23 ft) tectonic lake Located in Brgy. Catol, the saltwater lake is one of the four lakes in Candelaria.[7]
24 Dagianan Lanao del Norte X 70003000000000000003 hectares (7.4 acres) 70031231000000000001,231 metres (4,039 ft) crater lake
25 Dakula Sulu ARMM 700112000000000000012 hectares (30 acres) 700110000000000000010 metres (33 ft) tectonic lake
26 Danao Albay V 700118000000000000018 hectares (44 acres) 7002304000000000000304 metres (997 ft) crater lake Located in Polangui, Albay
27 Danao Cebu VII 7002680000000000000680 hectares (1,700 acres) 70005000000000000005 metres (16 ft) tectonic lake Largest lake in the Visayas
28 Danao Leyte VIII 7002148000000000000148 hectares (370 acres) 7002650000000000000650 metres (2,130 ft) tectonic lake Centerpiece of Lake Danao Natural Park
29 Danao Negros Oriental VII 700128000000000000028 hectares (69 acres) 7002898000000000000898 metres (2,946 ft) crater Lake Twin lake of Lake Balinsasayao
30 Danao Sorsogon V 70004000000000000004 hectares (9.9 acres) 7002450000000000000450 metres (1,480 ft) crater Lake Located in the Pocdol Mountains near Bacon, Sorsogon
31 Dapao Lanao del Sur ARMM 70031012000000000001,012 hectares (2,500 acres) 7002960000000000000960 metres (3,150 ft) tectonic lake
32 Dasay Zamboanga del Sur IX 700140000000000000040 hectares (99 acres) 7002230000000000000230 metres (750 ft) tectonic lake
33 Duminagat Misamis Occidental X 70009000000000000009 hectares (22 acres) 70031577000000000001,577 metres (5,174 ft) crater lake Located inside Mount Malindang Range Natural Park[8]
34 Ernestine Tawi-Tawi ARMM 700135000000000000035 hectares (86 acres) 70003000000000000003 metres (9.8 ft) crater lake One of the three adjacent crater lakes in Mapun, one is open to the sea so is technically not a lake.
35 Gunao Quezon IV-A 700123000000000000023 hectares (57 acres) 7002117000000000000117 metres (384 ft) crater lake
36 Himbang Agusan del Sur XIII 700126000000000000026 hectares (64 acres) 700114000000000000014 metres (46 ft) tectonic lake
37 Kabalin-an Negros Oriental VII 70002000000000000002 hectares (4.9 acres) 7002824000000000000824 metres (2,703 ft) crater Lake Located on the same caldera as Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao[9][10]
38 Kalanganan Lanao del Norte X 700112000000000000012 hectares (30 acres) 7002512000000000000512 metres (1,680 ft) tectonic lake Located in Pantar
39 La Mesa Rizal NCR 7002463000000000000463 hectares (1,140 acres) 700180000000000000080 metres (260 ft) reservoir Part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, main source of water for Metro Manila
40 Laguna de Bay Rizal & Laguna IV-A 700493000000000000093,000 hectares (230,000 acres) 70002000000000000002 metres (6.6 ft) tectonic lake Part of the lake is Laguna Caldera
41 Lanao Lanao del Sur ARMM 700434000000000000034,000 hectares (84,000 acres) 7002700000000000000700 metres (2,300 ft) tectonic lake
42 Lanao Bohol VII 70002000000000000002 hectares (4.9 acres) 70005000000000000005 metres (16 ft) tectonic lake Located on Cabilao Island[11]
43 Leonard Davao del Norte XI 700170000000000000070 hectares (170 acres) 7002800000000000000800 metres (2,600 ft) crater lake Partially fills the 4 x 5 km Leonard Caldera
44 Libuao Occidental Mindoro IV-B 700124000000000000024 hectares (59 acres) 7002800000000000000800 metres (2,600 ft) crater lake Named after the white lotus, Libua in Mangyan, that is abundant on the lake's surface[12][13]
45 Looc Zambales III 7002113000000000000113 hectares (280 acres) 700134000000000000034 metres (112 ft) tectonic lake
46 Lumao Agusan del Sur XIII 70031680000000000001,680 hectares (4,200 acres) 700117000000000000017 metres (56 ft) tectonic lake
47 Lumot Laguna IV-A 7002582000000000000582 hectares (1,440 acres) 7002300000000000000300 metres (980 ft) reservoir Formed by the construction of Lumot Dam, damming Lumot River
48 Mabilog Negros Oriental VII 70002000000000000002 hectares (4.9 acres) 70031605000000000001,605 metres (5,266 ft) crater Lake One of the two crater lakes of Cuernos de Negros[14]
49 Magat Ifugao & Isabela CAR & II 70031122000000000001,122 hectares (2,770 acres) 7002192000000000000192 metres (630 ft) reservoir Created with the damming of Magat River
50 Mahokdum Surigao del Norte XIII 700122000000000000022 hectares (54 acres) 7002190000000000000190 metres (620 ft) crater lake[6]
51 Mainit Surigao del Norte & Agusan del Norte XIII 700417340000000000017,340 hectares (42,800 acres) 700142000000000000042 metres (138 ft) tectonic lake Second deepest lake in the country at 223 metres (732 ft)
52 Malimanga Zambales III 700112000000000000012 hectares (30 acres) 70007000000000000007 metres (23 ft) tectonic lake Located in Brgy. Malimanga, Candelaria, the lake is a protected bird and fish sanctuary since 1980.[15]
53 Manamlay Occidental Mindoro IV-B 700111000000000000011 hectares (27 acres) 700121000000000000021 metres (69 ft) tectonic lake Also known as Panikian Lake for the fruit bats that were abundant in the area.[13][16]
54 Manguao Palawan IV-B 7002741000000000000741 hectares (1,830 acres) 700121000000000000021 metres (69 ft) tectonic lake
55 Mapanuepe Zambales III 7002648000000000000648 hectares (1,600 acres) 7002129000000000000129 metres (423 ft) lahar-dammed Created when lahar from Mount Pinatubo dammed the confluence of Mapanuepe and Marella Rivers.
56 Maughan South Cotabato XII 7002317000000000000317 hectares (780 acres) 70031338000000000001,338 metres (4,390 ft) crater lake Created with the eruption of Parker Volcano on January 4, 1641
57 Muhikap Laguna IV-A 700115000000000000015 hectares (37 acres) 700180000000000000080 metres (260 ft) crater lake One of the seven lakes of San Pablo City
58 Nag-aso Boiling Albay V 70003000000000000003 hectares (7.4 acres) 700135000000000000035 metres (115 ft) thermal lake Located in Brgy. Holugan, Manito, the hot spring that feed the lake with temperatures of about 100 °C (212 °F) is located in the NE corner of the lake.[17]
59 Nailig Negros Oriental VII 700111000000000000011 hectares (27 acres) 70031599000000000001,599 metres (5,246 ft) crater Lake One of the two crater lakes of Cuernos de Negros[14]
60 Nalapan Davao del Sur XI 70003000000000000003 hectares (7.4 acres) 7002515000000000000515 metres (1,690 ft) tectonic lake
61 Napalit Bukidnon X 700136000000000000036 hectares (89 acres) 70031041000000000001,041 metres (3,415 ft) tectonic lake
62 Naujan Oriental Mindoro IV-B 70038125000000000008,125 hectares (20,080 acres) 700120000000000000020 metres (66 ft) tectonic lake
63 Nunungan Lanao del Norte X 7002153000000000000153 hectares (380 acres) 7002830000000000000830 metres (2,720 ft) tectonic lake
64 Palakpakin Laguna IV-A 700143000000000000043 hectares (110 acres) 7002136000000000000136 metres (446 ft) crater lake One of the seven lakes of San Pablo City
65 Panamao Sulu ARMM 700168000000000000068 hectares (170 acres) 7002114000000000000114 metres (374 ft) crater lake One of the four crater lakes of Jolo island
66 Pandin Laguna IV-A 700121000000000000021 hectares (52 acres) 7002225000000000000225 metres (738 ft) crater lake One of the seven lakes of San Pablo City
67 Pantabangan Nueva Ecija III 70035923000000000005,923 hectares (14,640 acres) 7002202000000000000202 metres (663 ft) reservoir Largest man-made lake in the Philippines
68 Paoay Ilocos Norte I 7002403000000000000403 hectares (1,000 acres) 700115000000000000015 metres (49 ft) tectonic lake
69 Pinag-ulbuan Batangas IV-A 70002000000000000002 hectares (4.9 acres) 700119000000000000019 metres (62 ft) crater lake Located on eastern side of Taal Volcano Island
70 Pinamaloy Bukidnon X 700160000000000000060 hectares (150 acres) 7002312000000000000312 metres (1,024 ft) tectonic lake Also known as Lake Pinamalay
71 Pinatubo Zambales[18] III 7002183000000000000183 hectares (450 acres) 7002926000000000000926 metres (3,038 ft) crater lake Summit crater lake created after the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Deepest lake in the country at 800 m (2,600 ft)[19]
72 Pulangi Bukidnon X 70031985000000000001,985 hectares (4,910 acres) 7002340000000000000340 metres (1,120 ft) reservoir Powers Pulangi IV Hydroelectric Plant and provides drinking water for Bukidnon
73 Pulog Sorsogon V 70002000000000000002 hectares (4.9 acres) 7002829000000000000829 metres (2,720 ft) crater lake On the summit of Mt. Pulog in the Pocdol Mountains near Bacon, Sorsogon
74 Sampaloc Laguna IV-A 7002104000000000000104 hectares (260 acres) 7002134000000000000134 metres (440 ft) crater lake One of the seven lakes of San Pablo City
75 San Marcos Tarlac III 700124000000000000024 hectares (59 acres) 7002222000000000000222 metres (728 ft) lahar-dammed One of the lakes created by lahar from the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo
76 San Roque Pangasinan & Benguet I & CAR 7002882000000000000882 hectares (2,180 acres) 7002155000000000000155 metres (509 ft) reservoir The third reservoir on the Agno River after Ambuklao and Binga Lakes
77 Sani Sulu ARMM 700111000000000000011 hectares (27 acres) 7002130000000000000130 metres (430 ft) crater lake One of the four crater lakes of Jolo island
78 Sapa Tawi-Tawi ARMM 7002112000000000000112 hectares (280 acres) 700123000000000000023 metres (75 ft) tectonic lake
79 Sebu South Cotabato XII 7002354000000000000354 hectares (870 acres) 70031000000000000001,000 metres (3,300 ft) tectonic lake
80 Seit Sulu ARMM 700159000000000000059 hectares (150 acres) 700117000000000000017 metres (56 ft) crater lake One of the four crater lakes of Jolo island
81 Singuan Tawi-Tawi ARMM 7002112000000000000112 hectares (280 acres) 700123000000000000023 metres (75 ft) crater lake One of the three adjacent crater lakes in Mapun, one is open to the sea so is technically not a lake.
82 Sungculan Bohol VII 700149000000000000049 hectares (120 acres) 50000000000000000000 metres (0 ft) tectonic lake Sungculan is a saltwater lake located in Brgy. Songculan in Dauis[20]
83 Taal Batangas IV-A 700423420000000000023,420 hectares (57,900 acres) 70005000000000000005 metres (16 ft) crater lake
84 Taal Main Crater Batangas IV-A 7002121000000000000121 hectares (300 acres) 70005000000000000005 metres (16 ft) crater lake
85 Tambo Tarlac III 700179000000000000079 hectares (200 acres) 7002286000000000000286 metres (938 ft) lahar-dammed One of the lakes created by lahar from the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo
86 Tikub Quezon IV-A 700147000000000000047 hectares (120 acres) 700153000000000000053 metres (174 ft) crater lake Also known as Lake Ticob, Ticab or Ticub,
87 Timpuok Sulu ARMM 700132000000000000032 hectares (79 acres) 70003000000000000003 metres (9.8 ft) crater lake One of the four crater lakes of Jolo island
88 Tinagong Dagat Iloilo VI 70004000000000000004 hectares (9.9 acres) 7002915000000000000915 metres (3,002 ft) crater lake Located in Lambunao, Iloilo. Possibly a crater lake.
89 Uacon Zambales III 700170000000000000070 hectares (170 acres) 50000000000000000000 metres (0 ft) tectonic lake Uacon Lake is a saltwater lake connected to the sea by a 2-km river.[21]
90 Uyaan Lanao del Sur ARMM 700128000000000000028 hectares (69 acres) 7002343000000000000343 metres (1,125 ft) tectonic lake Also known as Lake Ugaan
91 Venado North Cotabato XII 70032194000000000002,194 metres (7,198 ft) tectonic lake Located on the slope of the tallest mountain in the Philippines, Mount Apo
92 Wood Zamboanga del Sur IX 7002738000000000000738 hectares (1,820 acres) 7002320000000000000320 metres (1,050 ft) tectonic lake
93 Yagumyum Negros Oriental VII 70001000000000000001 hectare (2.5 acres) 70031422000000000001,422 metres (4,665 ft) crater lake Straddled between Talinis Peak and Yagumyum Peak of Cuernos de Negros[14]
94 Yambo Laguna IV-A 70005000000000000005 hectares (12 acres) 7002225000000000000225 metres (738 ft) crater lake One of the seven crater lakes of San Pablo City

Gallery

Largest and deepest lakes

See also

References

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