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. 

Fees and schedule

  • With electricity: $30.05 / night
  • Without electricity: $26.06 / night

Rivière à la Pêche: May 14 to October 12, 2020

Wapizagonke: June 22 to September 7, 2020

Mistagance: May 14 to October 12, 2020

During the Défis du Parc, the Parkway will be inaccessible from 9 pm on Friday September 11 to 6 pm on Saturday September 12, between Rivière-à-la-Pêche and l’Esker picnic area and from 8 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday September 13 between Edouard Lake and Le Passage Lookout. Wapizagonke Campground will exceptionally be closed for the night from September 11 to 12.

Reservations

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

Start of reservations: January 15, 2020, from 8 am
Internet: www.reservation.pc.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 am to 6 pm
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221

Descriptions of campgrounds

With more than 500 campsites, La Mauricie’s three 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

Following Park’s Canada Infrastructure investment program, the Rivière à la Pêche Campground now has new service buildings, including adjacent kitchen shelter and four accessible showers stalls.

  • 5 km from the Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance
  • 222 campsites, including 98 with electricity (two outlets, each with an independent power supply: a 120V - 15/20 amperes and a 120V - 30 amperes)
  • Wheelchair-accessible sites
  • F loop reserved for Parks Canada oTENTik accommodations (13 units 4 seasons)
  • Kitchen shelters and washrooms with shower in each loop
  • Activities with naturalists during the summer season
  • Close to a large network of hiking and trail bicycling
  • Beach, convenience store, food service and boat rental all within 12 km
  • Cellular network reception (for some cell phones)
  • Close to the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre (WiFi and vending machines)

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GPS coordinates
  • Latitude: 46.7552
  • Longitude: -72.8092

Mistagance Campground

Following Park’s Canada Infrastructure investment program, the Mistagance Campgroung now has new service buildings in the A loop and two completely renovated service building in the B loop.

  • 3 km from the Saint-Mathieu entrance
  • 91 campsites  including 26 campsites with electricity (two outlets, each with an independent power supply: a 120V - 15/20 amperes and a 120V - 30 amperes)
  • Washrooms with showers in each loop
  • Children's playground
  • Activities with naturalists during the summer season
  • Close to a network of short hiking trails
  • Beaches, waterfalls, convenience store, food service and boat rental within 1 km
  • O loop reserved for Parks Canada oTENTik accommodations (12 units 3 seasons)

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GPS coordinates
  • Latitude: 46.6653
  • Longitude: -72.9947

Wapizagonke Campground

  • 25 km from the Saint-Mathieu entrance
  • 188 campsites, including 29 in the walk-in camping loop
  • Kitchen shelters and washrooms with shower in each loop
  • Activities with naturalists during the summer season
  • Each camping loop has access to a beach
  • Less than 3 km from the Lac-Reid and La Terrasse trails
  • Convenience store, food service and boat rental within 1.5 km

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GPS coordinates
  • Latitude: 46.7395
  • Longitude: -73.045

Wapizagonke Campground – Walk-in camping loop

Following Park’s Canada Infrastructure investment program, the Wapizagonke Campground (pedestrian camping loop) now has a service building, including accessible shower stalls.

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

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; (An exception, for up to 7 persons, is possible for a family of 2 adults with their dependent children under 18 years of age);
    • 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 and one kitchen shelter are permitted per site on the walk-in camping loop.
  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:
    • check-in time: between 2 pm and 9:30 pm at campground
    • check-out time: 11 am
    • non-campers must leave by 10 pm
    • quiet time (curfew) is from 11 pm to 7 am
  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 pm and 9 am 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 are allowed only on picnic areas, on the Parkway and on campgrounds. They 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.
    • Only one domestic animal will be tolerate per campsite.
  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.