The best camping near Pointe-Taillon National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Pointe-Taillon National Park adventure.

Camp on the banks of the Lac St-Jean inland sea.  

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The best camping near Pointe-Taillon National Park guide



On a peninsula jutting into the warm waters of Lac St-Jean and bordered by the Péribonka River, Pointe-Taillon is all about the waterside. Popular activities include kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, and relaxing on the park’s 15 kilometres of sandy beach. There are also hiking trails and an extensive network of bike paths, a third of which connects to the peaceful Blueberry Trail (Véloroute des Bleuets). Check out the free bike rental program for kids. Several  Pointe-Taillon campgrounds are accessible only by water—arrive by either paddle or water shuttle—-giving campers a rustic experience that truly feels away from it all.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for extra amenities: Serviced and semi-serviced campsites can be found in the Camp-de-Touage campground.
  • Best for beach camping: Les Castors campground is set directly on the sandy shores of the lake.
  • Best for island life: Take the Tax'îles water taxi or your own sea kayak to the Connelly, Petite île Verte, and Beemer island campgrounds.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Most Pointe-Taillon campsites can be reserved online via Sépaq. Reservations open in mid-November for summer of the following year.
  2. Create your online account in advance to make the reservation process easier and checkout faster.
  3. To book a site on Connelly Island, Beemer Island, or Petite île Verte, call 1 (800) 665-6527.

When to go

Camping is open mid-June until mid-October at Pointe-Taillon National Park. The weather in Quebec is warmest in July and August, which is also when the park is busiest. The spring and fall shoulder seasons are quieter, but have the risk of inclement weather.

Know before you go

  • Although called a national park, Pointe-Taillon is administered by Sépaq, a Quebec provincial body. As such, your Parks Canada pass won’t work here. A separate service fee applies for park entry, which can be purchased as an annual pass or daily. The daily admission can only be purchased up to 30 days in advance. 
  • If you are camping and cycling, the Camp-de-Touage and Les Castors campgrounds have dedicated sites that don’t have to be reserved in advance. Just register upon arrival.
  • A trailer to haul equipment to your campsite is available for those staying in hike-in/bike-in sites.

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