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Camping Normand, an oasis surrounded by nature


Located on the shores of the lake of the same name, the Lac Normand campground, in the Saint-Maurice wildlife reserve, is an ideal destination for campers looking for a different experience.

It is truly a small paradise hidden in the middle of nature, which offers unique experiences. In addition to being able to camp on sites that can accommodate different types of equipment, you have the opportunity to practice activities that only this reserve can offer you.

Thus, on the ground which has nearly 70 pitches, there are loops which correspond to different types of equipment. Sites 1 to 40 are sites with no services, inside which there is a loop where campers can bring their pet with them, i.e. sites 1 to 17.

Sites 41 to 47 and 70 offer the possibility of using ready-to-camp. Finally, the loop of sites 59 to 68 can accommodate larger equipment, on sites equipped with a service, water.

Everything has been thought out to allow you to settle down according to your needs, on these sites which are laid out in such a way as to preserve your privacy.


Camping Normand, an oasis surrounded by nature

Photo courtesy, Karl Tremblay

In the Dunbar Lake area, an easy two-kilometre trail takes you to this site where you can admire the falls and have a picnic.

MORE THAN FISHING

For many people, wildlife reserves automatically mean hunting and fishing. Over time, officials have developed other ways to visit these unique territories. The Lac Normand campground is a good example.

Accessible via a well-maintained forest road, over a distance of 40 kilometres, this campsite has a lot to offer people who want to experience a real holiday.

The most important attraction that we discover when arriving on the site is the immense beach that awaits us. You would never think to discover such a site in the middle of the mountains. Many owners of campsites, closer to civilization, would like to offer a similar one to their visitors.

On site, there are games for children, pedal boats, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, everything you need to practice water activities.

Hiking enthusiasts will be delighted with various trails ranging in length from 2 to 18 kilometres, both for people who simply want to stroll and for those who want to set themselves a challenge. Some are accessible from the campsite while for others, you will have to move around the territory.

Among these sites, there is that of Dunbar Falls which is very popular. A two-kilometre trail takes you to a unique natural site where you can have a picnic. This is just one example of what awaits you during your stay.

READY-TO-CAMP

For people who do not want to invest in camping equipment, the ready-to-camp formula offered by the reserve is undoubtedly the ideal solution.

No question of dragging a crowd of luggage, kitchen items or other. In these units, eight in number on the site and able to accommodate four people comfortably, you will find two double beds with mattresses and pillows, dining table with chairs, auxiliary heating, small refrigerator and stove outside, lamp batteries, toaster, kettle and coffee maker, crockery, utensils, pots, as well as wood and dish soap.

So, for a stay in this type of equipment, you will need to bring your food, your dish towels, sleeping bag or sheets, pillowcases, clothes, towels and body soap, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, flashlight and lighter. It’s truly a friendly way to experience a camping stay in this unique site. The beach will certainly be a major asset for the children, who will be able to have fun there without any problem.

You should know that for your toilet and other needs, there is a sanitary block which is adjacent to the site. Also, in the caretaker’s reception station, you will find foodstuffs and materials that you may have forgotten. You will be isolated in the forest and so far from civilization.

On the reserve, there are two other official campsites in the Lac Dunbar and Lac Tousignant sectors. They are more limited in their offerings. Traffic is very good throughout the territory, allowing you to reach the various sites of interest.

So, if you want to experience a camping adventure in this reserve, at the famous Lac Normand, all you have to do is call the reserve office at (819) 646-5860 or go to the official website www.sepaq.com , under the Saint-Maurice wildlife reserve tab.

You will certainly find what you are looking for and above all, you will be able to enjoy a very special site, surrounded by nature.




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