Lac La Pêche is the northernmost publicly accessible lake in Gatineau Park and offers a long sandy beach, boat rentals, and the only back-country, canoe-in camping in the Park.

The landscape in this area still preserves many characteristics of a pristine wilderness. The sector is also a popular destination for canoe-camping and fishing.

The lake has a launch for non-motorized boats. Bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one of ours for a few hours or for the day.

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm, June 14 to September 2, 2019

The beach at Lac La Peche

Lac La Pêche is the northernmost publicly accessible lake in Gatineau Park and offers a long sandy beach, boat rentals, and the only back-country, canoe-in camping in the Park.

The landscape in this area still preserves many characteristics of a pristine wilderness. The sector is also a popular destination for canoe-camping and fishing.

The lake has a launch for non-motorized boats. Bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one of ours for a few hours or for the day.

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm, June 14 to September 2, 2019

Campsites

All of the campsites at Lac La Pêche are paddle-in, ranging from 20 minutes to about 45 minutes, depending on the site. Most sites consist of a few grouped campsites, so #8, for example, has 4 separate, reservable sites. Here’s a rough description of the sites based on my visits:

Campsites at Lac La Peche

Campsites #2 and #3

These sites are the easiest to access, basically still in sight of the put-in at the beach. Both have easy access to the water and are popular with families and kids.

Campsites #4 and #5

These two sites are tucked into a bay. #4 doesn’t get much sun but is otherwise very nice, and #5 can get a bit weedy depending on the time of year, especially for swimming.

Campsite #6

#6 is a great site on the point of a peninsula, with lots of shallow rocks on the point that are great for kids and chilling out.

Campsite #7

La Pêche campsite #7 is a sprawling site in some dark, shaded woods. Easy for kids and families, and decent water access.

Campsite #8

Lac La Pêche site #8 is, in my opinion, the crown jewel of the lake – four sites nicely spread out in the woods, easy water access for kids and grownups, and a beautiful peninsula at the tip that gets dawn-to-dusk sunshine. The entrance to the site can get a bit muddy and weedy at certain times of the season.

Campsite #9

#9 is a nice site but very shaded and difficult access to the water.

Campsite #10

I’ve actually never checked these out!

Campsites #11 and #12

These two sites are among the better sites on the lake. #11 has an interesting rocky outcrop that’s fun for hanging out. Campsite #12 is in a small bay at the end of the lake and features a giant rock you can chill on, though it does not have the best water access.