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5 Awesome Places to Go Camping near Rivière-du-Loup

Camping near Rivière-du-Loup is a summertime favourite with locals and tourists. The Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec has quaint small towns and sweeping grassy landscapes. It’s home to artisans and producers who make some of the best terroir products in the province. There is fishing and microbreweries, and delicious restaurants.

The drive along HWY 132 from Québec or Montréal is relaxing and beautiful. Proof that the journey is as wonderful as the destination.

Here are 5 Rivière-du-Loup Campgrounds to Book for a Fun Bas-Saint-Laurent Escape

Camping near Rivière-du-Loup - Chris Holder Unsplash

Parc National du Lac-Témiscouata/Lac-Témiscouata National Park

Parc National du Lac-Témiscouata is a great choice for camping near Rivière-du-Loup. It’s about an hour east of the city and part of the Lands and Forests of Acadia circuit.

It’s home to the largest lake in the area, Lac-Témiscouata, and popular for hiking, cycling, and boating. There are two campgrounds, l’Anse-à-William and Grand-Lac-Touladi.

The campgrounds at l’Anse-à-William are close to hiking trails. Grand-Lac-Toulai is more popular with families. Each campground is accessible by car. Ready-to-Camp, rustic shelters, and cyclist camping are also available.

Rates for tent camping are $18.40 CAD to $80.10 CAD, depending on services and season.

Picnic table Camping Setup - Reuben Kim Unsplash

Camping du lac de la Grande Fourche (formerly Camping Municipal)

For over 30 years, Camping du lac de la Grande Fourche has been a local favourite. It’s around 5 km from Rivière-du-Loup, and hugs Lac de la Grande Fourche – its new namesake.

This Rivière-du-Loup campground has a laundry room, children’s playground, volleyball, and kayaking. There is also a small sandy beach for laying in the sun and building sandcastles. There is a lifeguard on duty and the lake is perfect for swimming on a hot day. For rates and reservations, call or send an email.

Dear saying hello while camping - Ali Kazal Unsplash

Camping du Quai, One of Bas-Saint-Laurent’s Best Campsites

Open each year from May to October, Camping du Quai is a good choice for those going RV camping near Rivière-du-Loup. They have 80 pull-through sites with three services, 27 sites for camping trailers, and 33 tent and tent trailer sites.

The campground also has a laundromat, convenience store, and ice and wood for sale. The activity list is quite impressive. They have a heated pool and spa, splash pad and playground for kids, lawn games, a gym, and a library.

The campgrounds are close to smelt fishing sites and hiking trails. Camping sites range from $35 CAD to $43 CAD, and RV sites range from $35 CAD to $55 CAD.

Camping Cabano

Located close to the Petit Témis cycling path, a 144 km section of the Trans-Canada Trail, from Rivière-du-Loup to Edmundston. Camping Cabano is ideal for cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts.

There are quad trails nearby, mountains, lakes, and rivers. Trees are everywhere, as well as hunting and fishing spots. This Rivière-du-Loup campground has a convenience store, laundry room, pool, and games room.

Activities include petanque, volleyball, badminton, and soccer. Camping prices range from $21 CAD to $46 CAD, depending on services. This campground is quite popular for RVs and trailers.

People around a campfire - Bas-Saint-Laurent - Mike Erskine Unsplash

Bas-Saint-Laurent KOA, to Go Camping near Rivière-du-Loup

KOA Bas-Saint-Laurent is a great camping near Rivière-du-Loup. They have quite a few RV sites, back-in or pull-thru, many with a patio. There are also tent sites and deluxe cabins with full bathrooms and kitchens.

The Rivière du Loup campground amenities include a pool, hot tub, BMX track, a playground and a splash pad for kids. It’s tucked beside Lac-Saint-Mathieu, so there is lake access and a small beach. For up-to-date rates, search the website for your desired dates.

Rivière-du-Loup campgrounds are often near mountains, forests, and lakes. They are also close to towns big and small, many of which are home to amazing producers and artisans. As tasty as a fire-roasted hot dog can be when you’re camping, munching on local foods is highly recommended. So, which campgrounds are you booking this summer?

Camping by the fire in Quebec - Tegan Mierle Unsplash

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Get Ready for Bas-Saint-Laurent with these Tips and Tricks

If you’re wondering what the must-sees are in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, here are some of my all time favourites and other amazing ideas you can book today to start getting ready:

Preparing For Your Trip

When I look for things to do in my destination, I always have a look at Viator, GetYourGuide, Manawa, Civitatis and sometimes even Expedia.

It’s first off a great way to find out what there is to do, but always a quick and easy method to book cheaply and efficiently with these renowned platforms.

Need a place to sleep? I find most of my accommodations on Booking.com, but I also use Hotels.com for their rewards program (11th free night) as well as Expedia. When booking smaller places in Quebec, you might not find them here and you’llneed to contact them directly to book.

Looking for a cheap flight to the Laurentians through Montreal? Have a look on Cheapoair or Skyscanner I use regularly.

Once you’re there, rent a car to roam free with AutoEurope or RentalCars or hop on a bus around Montreal, Quebec and surrounding cities with Busbud.

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