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La Mauricie National Park

A young family at their campsite.
Enjoying a stay at one of the La Mauricie’s semi-serviced campgrounds. © Parks Canada

Semi-Serviced Campgrounds

Get back in touch with nature by staying at one of the three campgrounds in the park. You will appreciate their safety, cleanliness and tranquility. The sites are located in wooded areas so as to respect the privacy of each group of campers.

Notice to campers: Reduced privacy at Loop B campsites in the Rivière à la Pêche Campground.

To ensure visitor safety and reduce the risk of fire, forest fuel reduction work was carried out over the past winter and spring. The level of privacy at campsites has subsequently been reduced. There are now more openings between neighbouring sites because of the lack of vegetation. It should be noted that this lack of privacy is temporary, since preventive tree cutting is conducive to the rapid regrowth of hardwood trees that in turn will create natural barriers between sites.


Fees and schedule

With electricity: $29.40 / night
Without electricity: $25.50 / night

Rivière à la Pêche: May 16 to October 13, 2014 – every day
Wapizagonke: June 19 to September 1st, 2014 – every day
Mistagance: May 16 to October 13, 2014 – every day


General information

  • Check-in and registration on location: all procedures must be completed by 9:30 p.m.
  • NEW - Check-in time: between 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at campground
  • NEW - Check-out time: 11 a.m.
  • Quiet time: 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Maximum length of stay on the same site: 14 nights
  • Each site can accommodate up to 6 people. There is no maximum number in the case of a family of 2 adults with their dependent children under 18 years of age.


Reservations

All semi-serviced campsites can be reserved using the Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service. This service has all the information you need concerning reservation procedures and refund policy.

Start of reservations: April 9, 2014
Internet: www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221
Things you should know about campgrounds


Descriptions of campgrounds

With a total capacity of 551 campsites, La Mauricie’s campgrounds can accommodate tents, tent-trailers, trailers and motorized vehicles. Each site is equipped with a fireplace and picnic table, and is located near a drinking water outlet. The service buildings are equipped with washbasins, toilets and showers. Each campground also has an amphitheatre and a sewage dumping station. Firewood is available for purchase on location.

Rivière à la Pêche Campground

  • 5 km from the Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance
  • 224 campsites, including 62 with electricity (15 - 30 amperes)
  • 4 wheelchair-accessible sites (E09, E10, E11, E12)
  • F loop reserved for Parks Canada oTENTik accommodations
  • Kitchen shelters
  • Activities with naturalists during the summer season
  • Close to a large network of hiking and mountain bike trails
  • Beach, snack bar and boat rental all within 12 km
  • Cellular network reception (for some cell phones)

Map campground

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 46.7552
Longitude: -72.8092

Mistagance Campground

  • 3 km from the Saint-Mathieu entrance
  • 108 campsites
  • Children's playground
  • Activities with naturalists during the summer season
  • Close to a network of short hiking trails
  • Beaches, waterfalls, snack bar and boat rental all within 1 km

Map campground

Coordonnées GPS
Latitude: 46.6653
Longitude: -72.9947

Wapizagonke Campground

  • 27 km from the Saint-Mathieu entrance or 37 km from the Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance
  • 219 campsites, including 29 in the walk-in camping loop
  • Kitchen shelters
  • Activities with naturalists during the summer season
  • Each camping loop has access to a beach
  • Less than 3 km from the Lac Gabet and Vieux-Brûlis trails
  • Convenience store and boat rental with 1.5 km

Map campground

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 46.7395
Longitude: -73.045

Wapizagonke Campground – Walk-in camping loop

  • 29 campsites
  • Sites for 1 tent only
  • Pedestrian access only
  • Toilets
  • Parking lot located at loop entrance


A few regulations pertaining to semi-serviced campgrounds

In addition to the national park’s general regulations campers must also comply with a few extra regulations:

  1. The holder of an activity permit and the members of his/her group must comply with the activities, duration and places specified on the permit as well as with park regulations. In addition, they must have this permit on them when travelling throughout the park.

  2. The use of campsites is restricted to no more than:
    -6 people;
    -2 license plate-bearing vehicles (2 cars or 1 car + 1 plate-bearing recreational vehicle);
    -2 tents if there are no registered recreational vehicle or 1 tent if there is already
    -1 plate-bearing recreational vehicle on the site;
    -1 tent is permitted per site on the walk-in camping.

  3. You must set up your tent on a gravel-covered surface in order not to harm plant life. If you are the owner of a license plate-bearing recreational vehicle (trailer, tent-trailer, etc.), you must set up your equipment on the parking space. It is forbidden to move the stop blocks used to mark off the parking space.

  4. The following schedule must be complied with:
    -NEW - Check-in time: between 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at campground
    -NEW - Check-out time: 11 a.m.
    -non-campers must leave by 10 p.m.
    -quiet time (curfew) is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  5. Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
    -behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
    -keep one’s site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.

  6. The use of generators is forbidden between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. Excess use of generators is not allowed at other times.

  7. For listening to music in the park, only the use of personal headphones is allowed.

  8. Pets must be kept at all times on a leash, in a cage or in a vehicle. If you are camping, your pets must be kept inside the tent, trailer or vehicle overnight. They must not disturb campers nearby and must not be a source of harm to people and wildlife. They are forbidden in or on forest areas, trails, watercraft, beaches and all public buildings. .

  9. It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.

  10. You must collect your garbage and leave it in the receptacles designed for that purpose.