Information - Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice - Wildlife Reserves - Sépaq

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Réserve faunique du Saint‑Maurice

Preventive measures against COVID‑19

Certain health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

Consult the list of activities and services offered

Vaccination Passport

The COVID‑19 vaccination passport is mandatory to access certain Sépaq locations and participate in certain activities. The passport is required for everyone aged 13 or over. See all details.

Establishment in "green" zone

This establishment is located in one of the regions designated as "green". Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.


Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice lies in the Mauricie region, 90 km north of Trois-Rivières.

Matawin Registration Centre 165 km 218 km 90 km


Access and Operating Period

Matawin Registration Centre

A single entrance, at the Matawin Registration Centre, provides access to Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice. You enter via Route 155. It's on the left bank of the Saint-Maurice, at Trois-Rives. You must use the Mékinac bridge (tolls charged by Corporation du Pont Mékinac).

Toll fee: $12 per vehicle for two crossings (there and back). You can leave the reserve for a maximum of 2 hours for free. Buy online


  • May 14 to November 7, 2021
    • Monday to Friday, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Matawin Registration Centre

  • Registration
  • Information
  • Bait and decoys
  • Ice
  • Firewood (also at the Tousignant and Dunbar registration centres)
  • Souvenirs
  • Fishing access rights (at all registration centres)
  • Hunting access rights (also at the Dunbar registration centre; not available at Lac Normand registration centre)
  • Fishing licences (at all registration centres)
  • Hunting licences (available only at Matawin registration centre)
  • Rental (also at the Tousignant, Dunbar and Brown registration centres)
    • Canoe
    • Rowboat
    • Kayak
    • Stand up paddle
    • Motor
    • Lifejacket (free with nautical equipment rental)

    Lac Normand Convenience Store

    • Grocery items (basic food items: milk, bread, juice, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, ketchup, mustard, soap, etc.)

    In the accommodation sectors

    • Park warden

    Services for families

    To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.

    Nearby Services

    • Restaurant
    • Gas station
    • Convenience store

    Contact Information

    Matawin Registration Centre:
    99, Chemin de la Matawin, Route 155
    Trois-Rives (Québec)  G0X 2C0

    Telephone : 819-646-5680



    Dogs are allowed in wildlife reserves, but only on certain sites. Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Condition and regulation

    Using drones

    In order to minimize the impact on wildlife and on the customer experience, Sépaq does not allow recreational drone use at the establishments it manages. Find out more

    Map Library

    (in French only)

    General Map


    Map Canoe-camping


    Map of hiking trails

    Camping and accommodations


    Maps of the lakes

    (in French only)

    According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing. For an easier consultation, they have been grouped by sector.

    Accommodation sectors (2021 season)





    Soucis Camping

    Soucis Chalet



    Day fishing (2021 season)

    Day fishing

    To open a compressed file, save it to your computer first. Unzip all the contents of the folder by pressing and holding (or right-clicking) on the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.

    Small Game Hunting

    Moose Hunting


    How to use MicroSD files for Garmin GPS

    Please follow these steps to copy the GPS file on your MicroSD card:

    •  Download the GPS file.
    •  Save the file on your workstation.
    •  Decompress the*.zip file.
    •  Insert the MicroSD card into your computer, perhaps with the help of an adapter.
    •  Copy the Garmin folder on your MicroSD card.
    •  Withdraw the MicroSD card from your computer.
    •  Insert the MicroSD card into your Garmin GPS.

    Important: Please do not change the name of the directory or of the file; otherwise your GPS will be unable to read the document. The MicroSD card can hold only one GPS file. Use is reserved for Garmin GPS only.

    GPS files - Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice (2021)

    Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

    The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

    Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

    External Links

    Centre d'Aventure Mattawin

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