To limit the spread of COVID-19 and respect the physical distancing practices, La Clairière group campground will not be available in 2021.

La Clairière group campground is reserved for legally constituted groups. Its exceptional and isolated location on the shores of Wapizagonke Lake can accommodate up to 100 people. The vast grounds and facilities provide all the amenities for an unforgettable stay.


A minimum of 10 people is required to stay at La Clairière group campground. The grounds can also be divided into sectors and accommodate a maximum of three groups at a time, without exceeding the limit of 100 people.

Mandatory reservation




Not available in 2021

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

Kitchen shelters

There are two kitchen shelters, each equipped with picnic tables, a woodstove and storage cabinets for the use of campers. The shelters are a good place to come in out of the rain or lousy weather or to store coolers and food.

Service building

The service building houses toilets and free showers that are accessible to people with reduced mobility. Two sinks have been set up outdoors for washing dishes.


The campground is divided into three separate areas, each equipped with a fire pit. Firewood is available on site.


A parking lot is located at the campground entrance.


A grassy area can be used for a number of activities. In addition, a large private 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.

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
  • Clothing
  • Dishware and cooler
  • Flashlight
  • Stuff required for the fire (Matches or lighter, fire starter, kindling paper)
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal effects, equipment and leisure accessories
  • First aid kit

Download the Parks Canada App to create your own list of things to bring that you can edit and save.


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.
  • Only one domestic animal is allowed per campsite. They must be kept at all times on a leash, in a cage or in a vehicle. Your pets must be kept inside the tent, trailer or vehicle overnight. They must not disturb campers nearby and must not be a source of harm to people and wildlife.
  • 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.
  • Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or cannabis is prohibited at all times.
  • No pets are allowed.
  • Only tents may be used at this campground (no RV).