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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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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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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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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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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