Where to go camping in the Outaouais
Summer is coming and we’re ready to put our hand to the fire that the official activity of the summer season will be CAMPING! Whether you’re used to living in a nylon tent or you want to learn about the joys of this outdoor lifestyle, here are a few suggestions of campsites to visit in the Outaouais this summer! Take inventory of your equipment and get ready to experience magical moments in the quiet of nature.
CAMPING INSOLITE CARPEDIEM
Discover a campground that is out of the ordinary. Camping Insolite CarpeDiem offers intimate sites on the shores of beautiful Lake Edja that can accommodate one or more tents at a time. Let yourself be tempted by a unique experience and spend the night in a tent suspended from the trees.
2 Jonida Rd., Blue Sea
For cycling enthusiasts, the campground is less than 4 km from the paved portion of the Véloroute des Draveurs.
Plaisance National Park Campground
Very versatile, the Plaisance National Park Campground appeals as much to wilderness camping enthusiasts as to those who prefer a little more comfort. Choose between serviced or unserviced sites and take advantage of the outdoor activities offered within the park.
1001 Chemin des Presqu’Îles, Plaisance
La Zizanie-des-Marais is ideal for a family trail walk!
Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve
The Lac Écho campground in the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve is the perfect place to disconnect and get away from it all. The natural surroundings are lush, and the scenery is well worth the trip! Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy at Camping Royal Papineau – Parkbridge. Located at the entrance to the wildlife reserve, the campground offers sites nestled into the sides of huge mountains and adjacent to a magnificent beach.
Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve
Echo Lake is a great place for stargazing.
Gatineau Park Camping
A regional highlight: camping in Gatineau Park. Any self-respecting camper has to spend at least one night there every summer! Each campground offers a private natural setting, and the range of outdoor activities is almost unlimited.
300 Du Lac-Philippe Road, La Pêche
The Philippe Lake campground will be closed for the summer of 2023 for rehabilitation work, including the Renaud and Taylor sectors.
La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve
If you like to be near water, this is the place to be this summer! With its many bodies of water and three campgrounds (Lac Rapide, Lac Savary and Lac de la Vieille), it’s a dream location for fishermen and water sports enthusiasts.
Route 117, Montcerf-Lytton, QC
This vast reserve straddles the Outaouais and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue!
Camping at the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon
Keen to go camping with the little family? Look no further: make the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon campground your official summer destination. With its sandy beach and many activities for little campers, it’s the perfect spot!
1216 Principale Street, Duhamel
The magnificent beach borders Lac Simon for 2 km!
You’ve put up the tent and set up your campsite for the evening marshmallow–campfire combo, and now you’re ready to do a little exploring? Time for a hiking adventure!
CAMPING UNION – CHEZ RAINVILLE
Chez Rainville, stay on the shores of one of the most beautiful bodies of water in Quebec, the Baskatong Reservoir. Camp in a place where sport fishing is king and where it is possible to rent pontoon boats, rowboats and kayaks to explore the deeper waters.
Réservoir Baskatong, Grand-Remous
The campsite has a park designed to please the little ones.
CAMPING UNION – BASKATONG
Camping Baskatong is a magical place located in the center of the Outaouais. Discover the Baskatong reservoir in an enchanting setting and let yourself be charmed by the splendid panoramas offered by the forest or waterfront campsites. Fishing enthusiasts will be delighted.
50 Rainville Rd., Grand-Remous
The Baskatong Reservoir is a body of water over 400 square kilometers in size.
CAMPING UNION – LAC-DU-CERF
Located on the shores of Petit Lac du Cerf, a clear body of water, Camping Lac-du-Cerf is surrounded by mountains and offers breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Take advantage of your visit to observe the white-tailed deer and enjoy the exceptional panoramas.
275 Rt. 311, Lac-du-Cerf
The campground has 144 different sites and offers watercraft rentals.
Spend some family time near Gatineau Park and Canada’s capital at Cantley Campground. The facilities are sure to please young and old alike! Try your luck at miniature golf, play a game of pétanque or horseshoes, have fun in the outdoor games or take advantage of the many fields for a game of baseball, tennis, volleyball or badminton.
100 Sainte-Élisabeth Rd., Cantley
The campground is located near bicycle trails and many tourist attractions.
Discover the different intimate sites of Leslie Park Campground. These are located in the heart of a beautiful forest. Take advantage of the beautiful beach to relax and the shallow waters to cool off with your family.
460 Belmont Rd., Otter Lake
Base de plein air Air-Eau-Bois
Head to the Base de plein air Air-Eau-Bois and participate in a variety of activities once you’re there: hiking, obstacle course, zip line, archery and more. Sit by the campfire and listen to the tales and legends that surround the site or participate in a forest survival workshop.
The establishment offer a three-hour childcare service to enable parents to enjoy activities in couple or to give them a moment's respite.
Your tent is up and your camp is set up for the evening fire-marshmallow combo?
Want to explore the nature around you? Go on an adventure hike!