Camping near Shawinigan

Head to Shawi for your next outdoor escape—canoeing, skiing, or lakeside camping.

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Dobedo Camps

14 sites · Lodging, Tents100 acres · Joliette, QC
C.I.T.Q # 276511 (English to Follow) Dobedo Camps est situé sur 100 acres de terrain privé et est entouré d'une réserve naturelle (Zec Lavigne). Il y a trois lacs à explorer ainsi que de nombreux kilomètres de sentiers de randonnée et de falaises d'escalade. La nature abonde et à seulement 90 minutes de Montréal. Révélez la vraie nature dans ce paradis quatre saisons! Dobedo Camps is located on 100 acres of Private land and is surrounded by a Nature Reserve (Zec Lavigne). There are three lakes to explore as well as many kms of Hiking Trails and Rock Climbing Cliffs. Nature abounds and only 90 minutes from Montreal. Reveal true nature in this four season paradise!
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CirqueEnBois InWoodCircus cat camp

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Saint Damien, QC
Lake beach moutains forest nature trees flowers cats many cats garden rocks grass sand blue sky no bad smell big skies full of stars and not that much musquitos And circus lessons available on demand Français ci-dessous Lake beach moutains forest nature trees flowers cats many cats garden rocks grass sand blue sky no bad smell big skies full of stars and not that much musquitos 10 minute walk to the lake and beach. At night, you may enjoy a starlit sky around a campfire. **Circus lessons available on demand *** This is a place for open minded, original, nothing like traditional campground! Make sure to read everything and watch all pics, ask any questions before booking. Thanks. Lac sauvage, plage, montagne , foret, arbres, nature, fleurs, chats pleins de chats! Grand ciel, pas de mauvaise odeur et pas tant de bibittes! 10 minutes à pied du lac et de la plage. ! Ciel étoilé, feu de camp. **Cours de cirque disponibles sur demande
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Inukshuk zen garden campsite

1 site · RV1 acre · Trois Rivières, QC
Venez camper sur cette belle propriété au bord du lac avec un site privé .La tranquillité vous attend et le charme d’un jardin inoubliable. Foyer au gaz disponible $$$ Marchez ou faites du vélo vers de nombreux sentiers à proximité… ou prenez une courte distance en voiture de 15 minutes du chemin du Roy du Saint-Laurent, des plages et des activités… ou l'emblématique parc national de la Mauricie avec ses nombreuses activités n'est qu'à 45 minutes en voiture. Il Cet endroit est parfait pour les voyageurs en solo ou en couple. Je suis un voyageur du monde complètement bilingue et j'ai hâte de vous accueillir bientôt. Come camp on this beautiful lakeside property with a private, level site beside a beautiful garden. Gaz fireplace available $$$ Walk or bike to many trails nearby… or take a short 15 minute drive to the St. Lawrence Chemin du Roy, beaches, and activities…or the iconic Mauricie National Park with its many activities is only a 45 minute drive. Il This spot is perfect for solo or couple travellers. I am a completely bilingual world-traveller and I look forward to hosting you soon.
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Le dôme de la Tortue Blanche

1 site · Lodging18 acres · Shawinigan, QC
OFF GRID - NO ELECTRICITY - NO WATER - COMPOST TOILET A unique glamping experience located in the beautiful town of St-Mathieu-du-Parc. 

 This confortable dome has a queen-size bed (bedding included) that faces a large bay opening with amazing views of the beautiful nature that surrounds it. *We are happy to share our group/family national park pass at the Dome that will give full access to La Mauricie National Park which is located just a 15-minute drive away (St-Mathieu entrance, this entrance is open from Mai until October); Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and much more are waiting for you!* This space is unique - and off grid. Please read the details below to help determine if its the right fit for you. :)

 This dome has no electricity and no water. Off grid also means a compost toilet -- Yay!

 Bring your bug spray, water, and food for a perfect quiet getaway. The dome has some games, cards, and books for you to enjoy as well.

 We have parking available for 2 cars. It’s in a cleared spot right in front of the dome. You must carry your things from the parking area for about a minute or so leading to the dome. There are no facilities to store food so please bring along your cooler and ice. Also there is wildlife so please, keep your food in the dome and in closed containers. We don't supply any firewood, we invite you to go at Canac, Canadian Tire or Rona to purchase everything you need ( don't forget the kindling) There is wood on site available for emergency only. 


There is some cell service up in this part of the woods. Though the strength seems to vary depending on your device and your carrier. * No WIFI.* 
 MASSAGE THERAPY: We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to receive a relaxing massage or a therapeutic massage in the comfort of your Dome. These are provided by certified massage therapists. No need to break your relaxing state after your massage, you are already home, an unforgettable experience! Receipts for your insurance will be available on site.

 Who needs WIFI when there are tons of activities available close to the Dome; Only 15 minutes car ride from La Mauricie National Park ( St-Mathieu entrance). 

You have a 4x4 vehicle? Great, you are 20 minutes away from Lac à la Coureuse and Lac Larose with stunning views and amazing swimming spots :) Bring your paddle board!

 You will be only 10 minutes away from the very well known Duché de Bicolline if you are a fan of live action role-playing.
 ‘’Bicolline has become a reference in the world of medieval-fantasy immersion and has grown into a community of players that come from all around the world.’’

 Lots of restaurants options are available to you in St-Mathieu-du-Parc downtown and the neighbor village, St-Élie-de-Caxton. We also have a liquor store and convenience store in St-Mathieu-du-Parc. Town of 

Shawinigan is 25 minutes away.
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Cute Cabins - Ready to camp

5 sites · Lodging70 acres · Joliette, QC
*** These are cabins without electricity or running water. You must bring your own bedding, food/water and lighting ***. Please make sure to locate the address on the road, you will see a sign of a man meditating : (corner Grenache street and chemin du Galet )2935 Chem. du Galet, Saint-Damien, QC J0K 2E0 LA TERRE DU RETOUR EN SOI in ST-Damien Lanaudière You want to experience nature, to get back to your roots on an enchanting site? La terre du retour en soi offers you two rental shelters and 3 km of hiking trails, a magnificent view of the mountain and snowshoeing possibilities. - 20 min from the 7 Falls Park - 15 min from St-Jean-de-Matha's snow tubing and golf - Monte à Peine Falls hike (St-Jean-Matha) - Val Notre-Dame Abbey (hiking and cross-country skiing) These are ready to camp for 2 adults (queen size bed) / No smoking, no animals for an optimal resourcing. Parking available on site (the shelters are a few steps from the parking lot but it is possible for an additional fee to have 4 wheel transportation). The material provided is : - Basic dishes, stove and pot - Two round propane burner with canister - Outside dry toilet/ No running water so a 18 liters of water provided - Wood provided for the stove - You must bring your own bedding and lighting - Grocery store at 3 km
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Marvelous

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Saint Damien, QC
🌟 Discover Your Perfect Getaway with Our RV Rental in Saint Demian, Québec! 🌟Escape to an unforgettable retreat with our premium RV rental in the picturesque Saint Demian, Québec. Just a 5-minute walk to a serene artificial private beach, our RV offers a unique vacation experience without the hustle and bustle of traditional camping. 🚶‍♂️ Prime Location: Enjoy the convenience of being steps away from a tranquil beach, perfect for relaxation and family fun. 🚴‍♂️ Outdoor Adventures: Explore over 10 hiking and biking trails, offering breathtaking views and diverse terrain for all skill levels. 🎉 Local Festivals: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture with nearby festivals showcasing music, food, and community spirit. 🚗 Nearby Attractions: Only 10 minutes from the charming town of St. Jean de Matha, where you can discover quaint shops, delightful dining, and rich history.
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Eco-studio at Maïa Gardens

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Portneuf, QC
Bright and cosy ecological studio surrounded with permaculture gardens in summer, and by the Portneuf river. The studio is a bright and open space with 9' high ceilings, a living room, kitchenette and bedroom (sofa bed), separate bathroom with shower, sink and a compost toilet (odorless). Come and find peace and quiet in the heart of nature in our permacultural gardens, with our chickens and turkeys, and many nearby activities such as skiing and trekking. The main house is made of straw with solar panels. Please note that we offer high speed cabled Internet with adaptors for iPhone, USB-c and USB. Studio écologique lumineux et chaleureux entouré de jardins en permaculture en été, situé au bord de la rivière Portneuf. Le studio est un espace lumineux et ouvert avec des plafonds de 9' de haut, un salon, une cuisinette et une chambre (canapé-lit), une salle de bain séparée avec douche, lavabo et une toilette à compost (sans odeur). Venez trouver le calme et la tranquillité en pleine nature dans nos jardins, avec nos poules et nos dindes, et de nombreuses activités à proximité comme le ski et la randonnée. La maison principale est en paille avec des panneaux solaires. Veuillez noter que l'Internet est cablé avec adapteurs pour iPhone, USB-c et USB pour tous vos appareils.
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Koh Lanta Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Portneuf, QC
Learn more about this land:This is a marvellous campsite that has been completely untouched from its original form. There’s nothing fancy here, but it is your perfect escape into nature when you need it.We’re located in the Lac-aux-Sables region, right near the lake. We’re about an hour and a half from Quebec City. About the Property: We have a twenty-acre property for you to explore during your stay with us. Some of our property is protected wetlands with Ducks Unlimited Canada with plenty of wildlife for you to see during your stay.About the Campsite:We only offer one campsite which means maximum privacy for you and your group during your stay. You can choose to bring your RV, trailer, or camping van for your stay or choose to tent camp. We can accommodate vehicles as large as 36 ft (11m) and you can easily pull in onto a grassy base that might require some levelling. During your stay you can choose to relax on the property and explore the trails or read a good book surrounded by the sounds of nature. Or, nearby you’ll find the famous Parc national de la Mauricie known for its beautiful waterfalls and it also has canoe and kayak rentals. There is also Belvédère du Lac Clair, always good for a wonderful hike. Other things to note:- pets are welcome- there’s an incinerator toilet on the property- please bring your own water for the duration of your stay 
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Camping Car Chemin St Edmond

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Joliette, QC
Grande Roulotte fixe sur notre terrain Camping çar 27 pieds, confortable et bien décorée, dans lanaudiere sur un terrain intime et boisé de 170000 pieds carrés, comprend un lit double et un divan lit,grande douche, entièrement équipé, hamac, jeux intérieur et extérieur!! En pleine nature,avec un sentier dans un boisée
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Camping near Shawinigan guide

Overview

Shawinigan, QC (known as Shawi by locals) is just south of Quebec City. Set along the Saint-Maurice River and offering a unique blend of outdoor experiences with proximity to urban life and convenience, the town is a perfect base camp for exploring the wilds of Quebec. Experience Shawi’s natural side with hikes to trek, trails to ski, and waterways to cruise. Plus, ample camping options are available in the area, including remote countryside campsites, glamping spots overlooking the water, and calm, cozy cabins in the woods.

Where to go

La Mauricie National Park

La Mauricie is an expansive park with outdoor activities offered year-round—try swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. The park offers a canoe camping circuit for campers willing to pack up and portage between lakes, with over 200 campsites accessible only by boat. There are also RV campsites, cabin rentals, and glamping spots in the area.

Parc Récréoforestier Saint-Mathieu

To Shawi’s west is a sprawling recreation site with dense boreal forests that stretch more than 120 square kilometres. The trails are an especially popular attraction, with both linear and circular trails affording views of yellow maples, lakes, and Quebec’s impressive mountain ranges. Saint-Mathieu is very close to Shawinigan, meaning it’s a quick day trip from beach campsites or A-frame accommodations.

Parc de l'Île-Melville

On a small island along the Saint-Maurice River, this park is a major Shawinigan attraction. Parc de l'Île-Melville is well worth the trip thanks to easy walking trails through the woods; canoe rentals on the river and inlet; biking paths; winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; and even an aerial zipline course. Because the park is just outside the city, it’s a short jaunt back to creekside campsites or a romantic treehouse rental.

When to go

Shawinigan (and all of Quebec) never truly has an off-season. The boreal forests are lush, vibrant, and alive in summer, while each lake and waterway is teeming with adventure for hikers and paddlers. Winter offers its own impressive display of outdoor fun—just be prepared for chilly temps (an average high of -5°C in January). We recommend exploring the larger parks to enjoy the peaceful side of Shawi’s nature.

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