The Charter of the French language and its regulations govern the consultation of English‑language content.

Réserve faunique Rouge‑Matawin


Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin lies 180 km from Montréal whether you enter via La Macaza Registration Centre or the Saint-Michel-des-Saints Registration Centre.

Saint-Michel-des-Saints Registration Centre 189 km 301 km
La Macaza Registration Centre 187 km 423 km
L'Ascension Entrance 211 km 446 km


Access and Operating Period

GPS coordinates

  • Saint-Michel-des-Saints Registration Centre: 46.5912932997344, -74.16536929608718
  • La Macaza Registration Centre: 46.4796803768329, -74.6521529947121

Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin has 3 entrances, two of them with a registration centre:

Saint-Michel Sector

The Saint-Michel Registration Centre (from Joliette via Route 131 North to Saint-Michel-des-Saints). In Saint-Michel-des-Saints, take Rue St-Michel on your right just before the church. Continue 26 km to the registration centre.

L'Ascension Sector

To reach the Ascension entrance, take Highway 15 North and then Route 117. At the second traffic circle on Route 117, turn right onto Route 321 (Chemin Mullen) and head to the town of L’Ascension. When you arrive there, you will see Garage Crevier on your left. Cross the bridge over Rivière Rouge and turn left immediately onto Chemin des Îles. Follow this road all the way to the reserve. From that point, take Route 47 Nord, a gravel road.

Note: a new territory warden cabin has been set up at the entrance of the L'Ascension sector. You can pick up your access rights there.

La Macaza Sector

For La Macaza Registration Centre, take highway 15 North and Route 117 North to Labelle. Take exit 143. Turn right on Chemin Augustin-Lauzon and then turn right onto Boulevard Curé-Labelle. Then turn left on Rue du Pont in the downtown area and turn left on Rue de la Gare toward La Macaza. Drive through La Macaza and keep going straight ahead for 16 km. The registration centre is located at 4 km. 

The registration centres are open from mid-May to mid-November. The hours vary according to the seasons.

Opening periods of the registration centres:

  • May 17 to September 4, 2024 (Saint-Michel and La Macaza)
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 5 to October 27, 2024 (Saint-Michel)
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 5 to November 19, 2024 (La Macaza)
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.



  • Canoe cords
  • Stand-up paddle
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • 2.5 hp motor
  • Rowboat
  • Life jacket


  • Information
  • Coin laundry (La Macaza sector only)
  • Washroom facility


  • Bait
  • Souvenirs
  • Firewood
  • Topographical map for hunting
  • Hunting right of access
  • Fishing right of access
  • Gas
  • Ice
  • Decoys
  • Hunting licence
  • Fishing licence

Services for families

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

Contact Information

Saint-Michel Registration Centre
6037, Chemin des Cyprès
Saint-Michel-des-Saints (Québec)  J0K 3B0

Telephone : 819-275-1140

La Macaza Registration Centre And Administrative Office:
2002 Chemin du Lac Macaza
J0T 1P0
La Macaza (Québec)  J0T 1R0

Telephone : 819-275-1140

Tourist accommodation
Cabins: registration number 139845
Campgrounds: registration number 203943



Dogs on a leash 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


A private individual or production company must obtain prior authorization to carry out a video shoot or photo session on Sépaq-managed territories. Find out more

Map Library

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 (2024 season)

Baie du Saget

Baie Noire









Day fishing (2024 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

White-Tailed Deer 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 Rouge-Matawin (moose) (2024)

GPS files - Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin (White-tailed deer) (2024)

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

Association touristique des Laurentides Association touristique de Lanaudière Bonjour Québec Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak : Info-débit

Be Informed

Sign up for Sépaq emails to be the first to find out about our promotions, news and special offers.

Sign Up