Cerrillos State Forest facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCerrillos State Forest
Spanish: Bosque Estatal de Cerrillos
Picnic area at Cerrillos State Forest, PR-139, km 3.4
|Location||PR-139, km. 3.4
Ponce, Puerto Rico
|Elevation||1,000 feet (300 m)|
|Area||> 200 cuerdas (≈ 194 acres)|
|Status||Public, State (Commonwealth) forest|
|Established||25 September 1996|
|Events||1993 Central American and Caribbean Games
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games
|Governing body||Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources|
|Ecosystem(s)||Subtropical Moist Zone (Zona Húmeda Subtropical):
-Tabonuco forest (Bosque de Tabonuco).
|WWF Classification||Puerto Rican moist forests|
|Forest cover||60% (approx.)|
Cerrillos State Forest is one of the 21 state forests in Puerto Rico. It is located in barrio Maragüez, in the municipality of Ponce, and covers 200 cuerdas (190 acres; 0.79 km2) of valleys and mountains. The forest has several trails, observation areas, several picnic areas, complete with gazeebos and a man-made reservoir, Lake Cerrillos and the Lake Cerrillos dam.
The forest is located at 18.08842 N, 66.58058 W (Ponce, Puerto Rico. It can be reached via PR-139 Km 3.4. Its elevation varies from 400 to 1,000 feet above sea level.), in barrio Maragüez, which is located northeast of the city of
Recreational activities permitted in this forest include fishing, hiking, kayaking, photography, picnicking, scientific research, and bird watching.
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View of Cerrillos State Forest surrounding Lake Cerrillos.
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