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

Réserve faunique du Saint‑Maurice


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

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 right bank of the Saint-Maurice, at Trois-Rives, 2 km south of the bridge that crosses the river (tolls charged by Corporation du Pont Mékinac).

Toll fee: $12 (cash) per vehicle for two crossings (there and back). You can leave the reserve for a maximum of an hour and a half for free by leaving your ticket at the gatehouse.

Matawin Registration Centre

After mid-October, rights of access are available at the administrative office across from the registration centre. Opening hours vary by season.


  • May 10 to September 2, 2019
    • Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Matawin Registration Centre

  • Registration
  • Information
  • Rental (also at the Normand, Tousignant, Dunbar, and Brown registration centres)
    • Canoe
    • Rowboat
    • Kayak
    • Motor
    • Lifejacket
    • Sale
    • Bait and decoys (also at Lac Normand)
    • Souvenirs
    • Ice
    • Fishing and hunting access rights (at all registration centres)
    • Fishing and hunting licences

    Lac Normand Convenience Store

    • Sale
      • Firewood
      • Ice
      • 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:
    3774 Route 155
    Trois-Rives (Québec)  G0X 2C0

    Telephone : 819 646-5687

    Fax : 819 646-5451



    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





    Soucis Camping

    Soucis Chalet



    Day fishing

    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 (2019)

    External Links

    Centre d'Aventure Mattawin

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