The Seven Lakes of San Pablo are seven crater lakes scattered around the City of San Pablo, in the province of Laguna, Philippines.
The seven lakes of the city are: Lake Bunot, Lake Calibato, the twin lakes of Yambo and Pandin, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Muhikap and Lake Sampaloc.
In 2005, the Rotary Club of San Pablo City held a ceremony that officially opened the hiking ...
trails that connect the seven lakes of the city. The Rotarians were aiming for economic, environmental and health benefits of the trails to the community.
The lakes are threatened by human intervention and exploitation, most especially Lake Sampaloc, which is located right in the center of San Pablo City. Several illegal settlements, illegal fish pens, commercial and business infrastructures on the shores have proliferated on some of the lakes causing increased pollution.
Overuse of commercial fish feeds have resulted in high nitrogen levels and low dissolved oxygen that has led to fish kills in the early and late 1990s. In January 2004, fish kills were observed in six of the seven lakes.
Various ecological conservation efforts by both government and non-government organizations, like the Friends of the Seven Lakes Foundation, had been implemented in recent years. One of these is the demolition of human-made structures along the lakes' shoreline. Wiki
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There's something very peaceful and serene about lakes. Though they're not as popular as beaches and waterfalls, lakes have a quiet understated charm about them. The Philippines is home to many beautiful lakes. Natural lakes are closely related to volcanic and tectonic activity and smaller lakes occupy the craters of extinct volcanoes. Artificial lakes or reservoirs have resulted from the damming of rivers for hydroelectric activity. Aside from their recreational and aesthetic qualities, many lakes are important habitats for marine life and food sources. Other lakes play a part in water-supply ...
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I don't think there is a city anywhere in the world that has the advantage of having seven lakes. It may not be as important now, but in the past, the seven lakes offered a place for people to live and for culture to flourish.
San Pablo City in Laguna province has an overabundance of bodies of water – seven of them – which are actually maar craters formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions, when ground water comes in contact with hot magma pushing up near the surface. Its higher elevation on the slopes of Mount Marayap (that stands for 'native lemons grow') and rich soil provided abundant har ...
Being only a 2-hour drive away from Metro Manila, visiting San Pablo City in the southern part of Laguna province is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a quick nature-tripping weekend getaway.
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Some news around the internet alarmed me that this Laguna - San Pablo's Seven Lakes was chosen as one of the "Threatened Lakes of the Year 2014". As for that news, I was so eager to visit as soon as possible the 7 Lakes before it was fully destructed by some people/locals or I don't know who exactly they are. And just like another weekend, I invited my friends out of nowhere and they randomly agreed to come with me.
1). SAMPALOC LAKE
It was late in the morning when we finally found ourselves driving South Bound to this San Pablo's Seven Lakes, and our first stop is Sampaloc Lake, where t ...
The seven lakes are spread out in the city of San Pablo. They are nestled on depressions created by volcanic activity over the centuries. The lakes are ideal for picnics, hiking, freshwater leisure fishing, camping, and other nature-based activities.
Lake Sampaloc is an inactive volcanic maar. It is the largest of the seven lakes of San Pablo, Laguna. Nearly half of the lake's depth has a shallow depression at the lake's bottom, indicating its volcanic origin. The lake is located behind San Pablo city hall and is dotted with fishpens and small cottages built on stilts.