Lake Mainit is the fourth largest lake in the country; It has a total area of about 17,060 hectares and its lakeshore has total length of 62.10 kilometers. The lake is divided almost equally between the provinces of Agusan and Surigao del Norte. It is most known for its rich fish resources. There are 31 barangays in the municipalities of Mainit, Alegria, Kitcharao and Jabonga.
Lake Mainit is reported to be the habitat of rare fish species; the puyo or perch and gabot. These species have become rare due to the introduction of new fish species. Habitats of other rare and threatened wildlife put the lake and its surrounding area of high ecological value. The lake is undeniably very scenic. Its water has remained generally clear and clean. There are various points around it that could be potential tourist attractions. Thus, in the Caraga Tourism Master Plan, the lake area is defined as tourism subzone, mainly for adventure tourism and ecotourism.
Lake Mainit is
> the 4th Largest Lake in the Philippines
> It has a total area of about 17,060 hectares (BFAR)
> Lakeshore has a total length of 62.10 kilometers.
> It has a total of 31 lakeshore barangays.
> Divided almost equally between Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte
> It can be classified as oligotrophic (nutrient poor-oxygen rich) lake from the physico-chemical (Limnological Study)
> It’s water is classified as Class A by the EMB
> Surface temperature range between 27.00˚C -30.66˚C.