The best camping near La Mauricie National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next La Mauricie National Park adventure.

Grab a paddle—with 150 lakes in this forested park, you could spend weeks out on the water.  

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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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The best camping near La Mauricie National Park guide



Just off the highway between Montreal and Quebec City, La Mauricie is where city-based adventurers go to experience the recuperative powers of nature. You can hike to lookouts, haul in wild trout after canoeing on glassy lakes, and row to waterfalls—Waber Falls being the area’s star attraction. Some of the park’s 500 or so campsites are accessible right off the parkway, but for solitude-seekers, the lakes and streams are the route to the hushed backcountry: simply paddle and portage your way deep into the interior of the 536-square-kilometre park. In winter, snow turns everything in the Laurentians white, meaning you can strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes to explore.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: Rivière à la Pêche has 200-plus sites and all of the amenities families need, from a convenience store and washrooms to regular activities.
  • Best for big groups: La Clairière group campground can accommodate between 10 and 100 tent campers with access to a number of hiking trails.
  • Best for fishing: Lac des Cinq is accessible by canoe with some difficult portages—but it’s worth the journey.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Mistagance, Rivière à la Pêche, and Wapizagonke campgrounds are popular for their shared showers and potable water, so you’ll want to get these reservations locked in early.
  2. La Mauricie canoe-camping is a more off-the-grid experience with stunning lake-edge views. Spots can be reserved in advance, but because this option requires a bit more legwork, you’re more likely to get a last-minute booking.
  3. For winter camping, you can stay toasty in the oTENTik cabin-tent hybrids at Rivière à la Pêche or in the dormitories at the Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew heritage lodges. If you’re unfazed by subzero temps, brave it in a four-season tent at the Rivière à la Pêche campground.

When to go

You can expect snow from mid-December through March and spectacular maple and birch leaves in fall, but summer is peak season. Busy dates include Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24) weekend, Canada Day (July 1) weekend, and Quebec’s annual two-week construction holiday (late July to early August). Visit at these times and you can expect canoe jams and crowds on high-traffic routes like Les Cascades or Waber Falls. For the quietest experiences, choose a canoe route with a long or difficult portage. A rule of thumb: the harder the portage, the fewer the people.

Know before you go

  • The Rivière à la Pêche and Mistagance campgrounds include wheelchair-accessible campsites. The park’s Lac Étienne and Les Cascades trails are also wheelchair-accessible. 
  • Find seasonal food service spots (open mid-May through mid-October) at Shewenegan and Lac Édouard picnic areas, and a convenience store (open mid-May through mid-October) at Wapizagonke picnic area. 
  • Canoes and kayaks can be rented at Shewenegan, Lac Édouard, and Wapizagonke, while row-and-go canoes can be found on Lac à la Pêche and Lac du Caribou.
  • The park reception centers at Saint-Jean-des-Piles and Saint-Mathieu close for winter.

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