Want simplicity? Go for the oTENTik !
Halfway between a tent and a rustic cottage, the oTENTik offers a hassle-free immersion in nature. Beds, table and chairs, BBQ, everything is in place to ensure a quality experience with a minimum of equipment and maximum comfort.
This is the ideal way to learn about camping in all seasons or to treat yourself to a little luxury in the wilderness.
oTENTik Camping Experience at La Mauricie National Park
Please note that you do not need to print your reservation and present it upon arrival. Simply arrive at the Visitor Centres with a digital copy or your reservation number to speed up the process.
The 13 4-seasons units at Rivière à la Pêche campground are open year-round
- The F-7 site of the Rivière à la Pêche campground is an accessible facility.
The 12 3-season units at Mistagance campground are open only during the summer season.
Length of stay
For weekends between May 27 and October 1, a minimum stay of 2 nights is required, which must include Friday and Saturday.
For the following weekends of 2022, a minimum stay of 3 nights is required:
- May 21-22-23
- September 3-4-5
- October 8-9-10
Equipment and facilities
oTENTik have solar powered lighting and are equipped to facilitate the camper's stay and simplify their camping experience.
Inside the tent:
- 1 table, 4 chairs and a bench
- 1-54 inch mattress
- 3 side by side 39 inch mattresses
- 1 lantern with rechargeable batteries
- 1 broom and 1 dustpan
- 1 wood stove
- Coffee maker
- All items necessary for the preparation and service of meals
- Dish washer and dishcloth
For complete inventory, see printable version. (PDF, 73 KB)
On the site:
- Parking space for a maximum of 2 vehicles (depending on the campsite)
- Barbecue with side burner under a shelter (with tools and propane included)
- Fireplace for campfires
- Picnic table
- 4 chairs
- A common service building (showers and toilets)
- Water supply points
- A yard for the purchase of firewood and ice ($)
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- Garbage container
- Emergency telephone
Take note that the oTENTik loop at Rivière à la Pêche campground also include the following services:
- A common kitchen shelter (microwave ovens, tabletop hotplate)
- Cellular network reception (for some cell phones)
For more details about the things to do at the park, consult:
Equipment to bring
Campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:
- Sleeping bag or bedding, blankets and pillows
- Food, drink and container for water
- Stuff required for the fire (Matches or lighter, fire starter, kindling paper)
- Insect repellent
- Dishcloth and rag
- Personal effects, equipment and leisure accessories
- First aid kit
Download the Parks Canada App to create your own list of things to bring that you can edit and save.
OTENTik in winter
From October to May, only the oTENTiks at Rivière à la Pêche campground are accessible. As in the summer, reservations are recommended, especially for the holiday season and spring break.
Vehicles are prohibited inside the loop. The parking lot is located at the entrance of the oTENTik loop (loop F) where sleds are available to transport your personal belongings.
The wood required to heat the tent for the duration of your stay is provided. If necessary, additional wood can be purchased at the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre during opening hours.
Reminder: cooking inside the tent is prohibited. Please use the barbecue with side burner provided on your site or the service building facilities.
A few minutes away from your campsite:
In addition to the national park’s general regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:
Schedule and use of the campsite
- The following schedule must be complied with:
- Check-in time: between 3 pm and 9:30 pm
- Check-out time: by 11 am
- Non-campers must leave by 10 pm
- Quiet time (curfew) is from 11 pm to 7 am
- The use of campsites is restricted to no more than:
- 5 people, including a maximum of 4 adults
- 2 license plate-bearing vehicles (no recreational vehicles)
- 1 kitchen shelter (no tent).
- Your vehicle must be confined to the gravel-covered area in order not to harm plant life.
- 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.
Inside the oTENTik
- It is forbidden to smoke and cook food inside the tent.
- Coolers must be stored inside vehicles in order to avoid any conflicts with wild animals.
- Pets are forbidden inside of Parks Canada oTENTik.