After a short hike, glistening waters appear in the distance, a welcome reprieve for fisherman and hikers alike. Punta Negra Lake is a coastal lagoon that is favored among fishermen for its large tarpon and snook population.
Surrounded by mangroves and filled with lily pads and reeds, Punta Negra is a flat, calm coastal lagoon with a maximum depth of nine feet. Snowy Egrets and Jabiru Storks feed here, and crocodiles have been seen on occasion.
Fly fishing for tarpon and snook is popular here. You can do so off the eight by 10 foot floating dock or from a canoe.
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Punta Negra Lake is located about five miles south of Punta Negra. A landing at a sandy beach marks th spot of a short trail that takes you to the boardwalk overlooking the lagoon.
Punta Negra Lake is situated 7.5 miles south west of Monkey River Town, a hamlet in Toledo District; it is 21 miles (33 and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Punta Gorda.
You'll find at least one or two other attractions in the area, including Port Honduras Marine Reserve, which is two miles away Toledo District. You might also want to think about making the trip to Paynes Creek National Park, which is another nearby attraction.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.
|Port Honduras Marine Reserve||GeoFeature||2.0 mi. (36.2 km)||N||22.5 mi. Northeast of Punta Gorda|
|Paynes Creek National Park||Other Attraction||2.3 mi. (36.1 km)||N||22.4 mi. Northeast of Punta Gorda|
|Golden Stream Waterfalls||GeoFeature||--||--||13.2 mi. North-Northeast of Punta Gorda|
The fishing policy at Punta Negra is catch and release.
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