PROTECTED AREAS
Alabat Watershed Forest Reserve

In the heart of Quezon province is the Alabat Watershed Forest Reserve (AWFR), a perfect area to commune with nature, which remains an undiscovered sanctuary for most outdoor enthusiasts in the country.

A tropical rainforest which remains cool and wet for the most part of the year, the AWFR is considered a tropical rainforest, a site so rich in biodiversity that many dipterocarp species like the Narra, Apitong, Pili, Dao, Molave, Yakal, Buijo, Bunliw, Tangisang Bayawak and Rattan abound in the 688 hectare Reserve.

The AWFR is also home to wildlife such as the Kilyawan, crow, hornbill, monitor lizard, wild chicken, deer, wild boar and several species of monkeys.

Typically, the topography in the area is moderate to steep, with concentrated drainage toward the Langas River and its tributaries. Its highest peak is Mt. Kamagong.

ACTIVITIES

The area is perfect for camping. As a matter of fact, it is already being used as a camping site by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

Rocks and caves surround the area adding to the natural appeal of the site to adventurous explorers.

GETTING THERE

Accessibility to the area is still a bit challenging but this is considered by most as part of its charm.

The watershed is accessible by foot trails from the nearest Barangay. It is only about six (6) kilometers away from the Poblacion Alabat, Quezon which is accessible by motorboat from Atimonan, Quezon.

CONTACT

Reynulfo A. Juan – Regional Executive Director
DENR-Region 4-A (CALABARZON)
DENCRIS Business Center, National Highway, Brgy. Halang, Calamba City, Laguna
Contact No.: (049) 502-7500

Rommel David Rama – Protected Area Superintendent (PASu), AWFR
CENRO Gumaca, Quezon
Contact No. (042) 421-1541
Fax: 317-6492

The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB)