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“Beautiful Lakes”

Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie
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Owner description: Entrée Saint-Mathieu: quitter l'autoroute 55 à la sortie 217 et suivre les indicEntrée Saint-Jean-des-piles : Autoroute 55, sortie 226 Nad 83 Long 72°46'3,04"O Lat 46°43'36,77"N UTM Nad 83 zone 18 670586,64 5177234,47 Entrée Saint-Mathieu : autoroute 55, sortie 217 en direction de Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc Nad 83 Long 72°57'57,08"O Lat 46°38'54,38"N UTM Nad 83 zone 18 655656 E 5168107 N Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie Bureau administratif 702, 5e Rue C.P. 160 Succ. Bureau-chef Shawinigan (Québec) Canada G9N 6T9 Réservation camping : 1-877-737-3783 Réservation longue randonnée : 819-538-3232 * Aucune réservation pour le canot-camping. Tél : 819-538-3232 Téléscripteur (ATS) : 1-866-787-6221 Téléc : 819-536-3661
Reviewed 24 September 2017

As you drive through this park, there are a number of lakes and rivers. They offer great views as well as swimming beaches. One of the beaches had a very nice restroom and changing area.. The drive through the center of the park was closed for construction. There are a variety of hiking trails and opportunities for boating.

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"beautiful park"
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"quebec city"
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"fall colors"
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"beautiful spot"
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Would have given a much higher rating had it not been for the roadworks being carried out which meant that half the park was inaccessible and there were big trucks constantly travelling in and out of the park, at high speeds, from 7.00 am to early evening. The peace and quiet was spoiled by the constant noise. There were some lovely walks. We were just unlucky with our timing.

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Unfortunately, we were not properly prepared and only a very small part of the national park was open. We couldn't even drive the Scenic Drive. But that little part what we saw was great: frozen lakes, snow, fog - it was really special and you could really enjoy the solitude. Have to come back one time in summer!

Thank Anja H
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

La Mauricie is a National Park located about 15 KM’s off Highway 155 near Shawinigan, We stopped here on a road trip to Chibugama on Labour Day weekend in 2017. We were very impressed with the displays and historical background at the Visitor Centre and we learned a lot about the trees, wildlife, and early explorer interaction with our First Nation People without whose help we would not have the Country we have today. The Centre includes a multi-media display which adds to the experience. A drive thru the park is about 64 KM’s and provides spectacular views of the Maurice River and Lakes such as Lac Wapizagonke plus lots of opportunities for outdoor activities such as camping, swimming, picnic’s, canoe rentals, hiking thru the forest, and wildlife sightings. The road is good but the speed limits are 50 KM in many places. This park will be appreciated by those interested in nature, geology, outdoor activities and by those interested in scenic drives and fall colors. It will be less appreciated by those who like to drive fast. We enjoyed it and will probably return next time we pass Shawinigan.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We passed through the park on our way from Quebec City to Montreal. It was lovely and not too crowded, but it didn't stand out to me compared to other national parks since the landscape was so similar to how it is back home to me in New England. So if you like lakes and trees this is a nice park to visit.

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