FAQs

What is the time of arrival and of departure on campsites?

If you have booked a campsite at the Parc Régional du Poisson Blanc, you have access to it at 2pm. The day after your last night, you must leave your campsite for noon. However, nothing prevents you from enjoying the stops and hiking trails of the Park before your arrival (between 9 am and 2 pm), and after leaving the site (between 12 pm and 5 pm).

Can we fish?

Yes. It is not necessary to register with the Park to fish. You only need to have a Quebec fishing license. You can get a seasonal or daytime fishing license in the village: Bonichoix and dépanneur Larocque

Are there animals on the islands?

It is very unlikely that you will meet a bear on an island, it never happened before. Be particularly wary of rodents and birds; take the usual precautions to keep your food out of their reach.

When I book a boat at the Parc régional du Poisson Blanc, can I take possession of my boat at the Air-Eau-Bois Outdoor Base?

The Parc régional du Poisson Blanc and the Air-Eau-Bois Outdoor Base are two distinct non-profit organizations. If you book boats at the Parc Régional du Poisson Blanc, you must take possession of your boats at the park's reception located at 37 Chemin de la Truite in Notre-Dame-du-Laus. If you have booked a campsite in the south of the Poisson Blanc reservoir and prefer to get to your campsite on the reservoir from the Air-Eau-Bois Base, you must reserve your boats with them. You will also have to pay parking fees.

Where can I get drinking water?

If you already own your containers, you can fill them free of charge in the Entrance Office of the Park. The regional Park's patrol sells water, wood and ice on the islands. Make sure you have change if you want to use this service.

Are there motorized boats on the lake?

Yes. Note that when the weather is fair and during summer weekends, there can be lots of motorized boat traffic, especially around the beaches at the southern end of the lake. If you wish to avoid the motorized boats, favour the beginning and the end of the camping season or week days to come to the Park.

What should we do with our garbage?

You must sort (recycling-compost-waste) and bring back all your garbage to the office of the Park, where bins are at your disposal.

What is the size of the bags of wood?

The bags are big jute bags of about 30 lbs that contains between 8 and 12 logs. We add a few sprigs of cedar as firewood.

Where can I launch my motorized boat?

At the lake's southern end:

  • Bowman public boat launch: lucrative; managed by Air-Eau-Bois outdoor recreational centre (1-800-363-4041).

At the lake's northern end:

  • Campion Lake public boat launch in Notre-Dame-du-Laus: free of charge; managed by the municipality; not recommended if you are not familiar with the lake's shallow areas; it is strictly forbidden to leave a vehicle there overnight.

What happens if there is already someone on our campsite when we arrive?

It is unlikely; the patrol ensures that the site is empty before your arrival. If, however, it should happen, make sure that you have a copy of your invoice in order to gently inform the occupants that you booked. If you are able to call us, do it. As a last resort, you can come back to the office to inform us of the situation.

What is your cancellation policy?

It is possible to cancel a reservation if it is at least 7 days before the planned date of the stay. The full amount will be refunded, except for a $10 cancellation fee. Please note that it will not be possible to make a refund if you call less than 7 days in advance.