The best camping near Jacques-Cartier National Park

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Bear Hills

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Baie Saint Paul, QC
En pleine montagne de Charlevoix. Situé sur un des plus beaux rangs de Baie-St-Paul avec des Écuries à proximité, une rivière à 5 minutes d'auto et un terrain en montagne très paisible. Nous sommes à 10 minutes du Centre ville de Baie-St-Paul, 15 minutes de St-Urbain, Les Éboulements et St-Hilarion. Nous sommes très centrale comme emplacement! In the mountains of Charlevoix. Located on one of the most beautiful ranges of Baie-St-Paul, our very peaceful mountainous property has stables nearby, and a river within 5 minutes by car. We are 10 minutes from downtown Baie-St-Paul, 15 minutes from St-Urbain, Les Éboulements and St-Hilarion. We are very centrally located!
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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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The best camping near Jacques-Cartier National Park guide



Jacques-Cartier National Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a plethora of activities set against the backdrop of Quebec's stunning natural landscapes. From serene canoe trips along the Jacques-Cartier River to thrilling white-water rafting adventures, the park caters to all levels of thrill-seekers. Amid the lush forests and glacial valleys, campers find solace in the park's various campgrounds, each promising a unique wilderness experience.

Notable campgrounds

  • L'Escarpement Campground: Perched near the park's entrance, this site offers a mix of serviced and rustic campsites with easy access to hiking trails.
  • Alluvions Campground: Ideal for families and groups, this campground features sites with electricity and is close to watercraft rental facilities.
  • Grand-Duc Campground: For a more secluded experience, Grand-Duc offers rustic camping platforms nestled in the heart of the forest.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season, as campsites in Jacques-Cartier National Park are in high demand.
  • Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons when the park is less crowded and reservations are easier to secure.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies and check back regularly for newly available sites.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred campground is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Jacques-Cartier National Park is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warm and all activities are available. Winter offers a different charm with snowshoeing and skiing, but be prepared for cold temperatures. The park is less crowded during the shoulder seasons, offering a tranquil experience.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any trail closures or safety advisories before your visit.
  • Remember that weather in the park can change rapidly; pack layers and be prepared for all conditions.
  • Accessibility varies across different areas of the park; some trails and facilities may not be suitable for all visitors.
  • Most campgrounds offer basic facilities; however, always confirm what services are available, especially if visiting off-season.
  • Respect wildlife and maintain a safe distance at all times; store food securely to avoid attracting animals to your campsite.

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