La Mauricie National Park
La Clairière group campground is reserved for groups. Its exceptional and isolated location on the shores of Wapizagonke Lake can accommodate from 15 to 70 people. The vast grounds and facilities provide all the amenities for an unforgettable stay.
The campground is reserved for your group only.
From July 1st to October 8, 2023
Check-in time: from 2 pm (no check-in allowed after 9:30 pm)
Individuals in charge of groups must present their camping permit at the Saint-Mathieu Visitor Reception Centre upon arriving at the park.
Check-out time: by 11 am
Facilities and activities
On the site
There are two kitchen shelters, each equipped with picnic tables, a wood-burning stove and storage cabinets for the use of campers.They are ideal for shelter in bad weather, and essential for storing coolers and food.
The sanitary building includes access to drinking water, toilets and free showers and accessible to people with reduced mobility. Two sinks have been set up outdoors for washing dishes.
The campground has a campfire site. Wood is no longer provided for camping. To purchase firewood, campers must go to the Mistagance semi-serviced campground or the Shewenegan picnic boat rental site and bring it to their site. In order to limit the spread of disease and insects, it is forbidden to bring wood from outside the park.
For safety reasons, a maximum of 10 vehicles may park on site. Parked vehicles must allow access for emergency vehicles at all times. All excess vehicles must park in the Esker Parking Lot. A 700m-long forest hiking trail reserved for campers only links Esker Parking Lot to the La Clairière group campground.
Please note that vehicles are not permitted on the grassy areas of La Clairière campground at any time.
A grassy area can be used for a number of activities. In addition, a beach provides access to Wapizagonke Lake for swimming or water activities. It is also possible to rent canoes for the duration of your stay.
La Clairière campground sector is located 3 kilometres away from the Shewenegan picnic area and Saint-Mathieu entrance.
No electricity or cell phone signal available on site.
Access to hiking trails near Saint-Mathieu.
Equipment to bring
Campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:
- Sleeping bag or bedding, blankets and pillows
- Food, drink and container for water
- Dishware and cooler
- Stuff required for the fire (Firewood, matches or lighter, fire starter, kindling paper, charcoal or coconut briquettes)
- Insect repellent
- Personal effects, equipment and leisure accessories
- First aid kit
In addition to the national parks' general rules, La Clairière group campground users must follow a few additional rules:
- The following schedule must be complied with:
- Check-in time: from 2 pm
- Check-out time: by 11 am
- Quiet time (curfew) is from 11 pm to 7 am
- Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
- behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
- keep one's site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.
- It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.
- You must leave your garbage in the receptacles designed for that purpose.
- Coolers must be stored inside the cabinets inside the kitchen shelters in order to prevent any conflict with wild animals.
- No pets are allowed.
- Only tents may be used at this campground (no RV).
- In order to protect this nesting site for the wood turtle, it is forbidden to dig holes or make sandcastles on the site.
- Camping regulations and the safe storage of food and items likely to attract wildlife must be respected.
- A valid daily admission is required for all visitors.
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