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Parc National de Frontenac

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Parc National de Frontenac

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Shawn D wrote a review Jul. 2019
Edmundston, Canada47 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed in the Saint Daniel section (North East) of the lake. The camping sites are about 7km from the registration building/beach. The park is very quiet, lots of trees around the sites. Our online reservation stated that our site only had 15Amp, but was actually 30. We almost cancelled at the last minute because of that due to a heat wave. Fortunately we decided to go anyway. There are some missed opportunities. The lake is beautiful, and the park has several walking/bike trails that take you there. Unfortunately, there are very few places to disembark a kayak/canoe. It would be nice if there was a landing near the campsites. Instead, we need to truck the kayaks several kms to access a proper landing. I would go again for sure. Nearest town is about 30 minutes away, so be prepared when you get there. Cellphone reception was spotty. All the “Parc National du Quebec” that we’ve stayed at are a bit different, but all are very clean, natural, relaxing, and a must to visit if you enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking and biking.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Gilles B wrote a review Jul. 2018
Montreal, Canada20 contributions5 helpful votes
We were there for 3 nights and we had a wonderful time here. My friend, our 2 dogs and myself stayed at Riviere aux bleuets, F136 site. The site are well space between and enought privacy. We also canoe in the Baie aux Rats Musqués for half a day. Stop at some beach on the way to have a swim. We hike on the Litoral trail since the dogs are allowed. A nice 16 km in the wood close to the lake so we could stop and admire the views of the lake and surrounding. In general, for three days we swam, hiked and enjoyed beautiful Lake St Francois, which the park encompasses. The park is very well equipped and well-staffed. In the middle of July, there were surprisingly alot of visitors. A few black flies and mosquitoes but manageable. It's a real "sleeper" in the middle of the Eastern Townships. We loved our stay and the temperature was great. I recommande the park.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Bill190190 wrote a review Jul. 2015
Danvers, Massachusetts37 contributions36 helpful votes
I've found Quebec's national parks to be ideal for family trips up from New England, in good part because of the Huttopia tents you can rent, which combine aspects of a cabin with a tent, and also because I find Quebec to be a very interesting and vast place to explore. Many families with kids were in the huttopias, the place is fairly spread out though. We stayed in the north sector, St. Daniel, and rented a paddle boat and took a walk with the baby carriage through a little scenic bog area. There's a small beach on the lake, and the southern sector offered its own scenery and lodging options, such as cabins and tent sites. There are about 25 Quebec national parks and I've been to seven so far. This experience made me want to keep exploring their parks, and I was also glad my son had a positive first camping experience, complete with seeing a bald eagle and the many rabbits that live in the park. The city of Thetford Mines is also nearby but is more a place for getting a restaurant meal or supplies as opposed to sightseeing. We might go back to this region to see Mont Megantic nat. park, a ways to the southeast closer to Maine.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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jawbass wrote a review Sep. 2014
Brooklyn, New York27 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time here. My wife, our five-year-old son and I stayed in a Huttopia, which is a fully-furnished tent, and great for families. All you need to provide is your food and sleeping bags. We also canoe-camped to the Balbuzard Island which was amazing, although you'll need full camping gear (tent platform on site, reservation required). They offer a canoe rental/camping package. If it's windy however, the canoe trip can be somewhat treacherous! The lake had whitecaps on our trip out, but we made it. In general, for three days we swam, played ball, hiked to the peat-bog (a highpoint) and enjoyed beautiful Lake St Francois, which the park encompasses. The park is very well equipped and well-staffed, and although English speakers are scarce, we got by. In the middle of July, there were surprisingly few visitors. It's a real "sleeper" in the middle of the Eastern Townships. NB: buy your food in Thetford Mines, the very small towns don't have supermarkets.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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BLyon wrote a review Jul. 2014
Montreal14 contributions26 helpful votes
Drove to Frontenac a couple of weeks ago to go kayaking. The park, like so many other national parks, is beautiful! It seems to be well-kept, and staff were friendly. However when we got to the front desk and mentioned we wanted to kayak, we were immediately directed to a particular lake (unfortunately I can't remember the name). The lake is where the canoe rentals launch from. It was nice enough, but motor boats are allowed...nothing shatters the peace of a nice paddle than the roar of passing motorboats and sea-doos. Maybe being directed there was just a result of the staff member being inexperienced (he looked all of 15 years old), or maybe it really was the best launchpoint - but if so, we've seen better. Without having more experience at this park, I have to give it just an average rating, at least for kayaking.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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