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Camping du Parc de l'île Melville Campgrounds


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Melville Island Campground

The campground on Melville Island is a highly rated 4-star campground. Consisting of 146 sites, most of which are fully serviced (water, electricity, and sewer), the lovely wooded campground is surrounded by the Saint-Maurice River. Amenities and activities for campers include a paved main road, a laundry room, a convenience store, boat rentals, large campsites, a pool, an aerial adventure course (entry fee required), the cycling-friendly Route Verte, 15 km of hiking trails, and a natural climbing wall, among others. What better way to fully experience outdoor adventure in Shawinigan, two minutes from downtown?

Parc de l'île Melville

The Parc de l'Île Melville measures close to 160 hectares, almost three quarters of which are forested.
Nature lovers will love exploring the mature forests, the two islands – Melville and Banane – and the 70-metre-high mountain. It's a beautiful park that is located right in the heart of Shawinigan. It is flanked by the majestic Saint-Maurice River, an important tourist attraction in its own right. Every spring, the hydroelectric dam is opened, releasing the impressive historic falls.

Guests can stay in the campground or at the inn and enjoy many outdoor activities such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, or visiting TreeGo, renting boats, and hiking in the forests in summer. There is also year-round entertainment.

Come to Parc de l'Île Melville and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature and wildlife, in the heart of an urban environment.


Date of operation

Mid-May to mid-October


Services on site

  • Public bathrooms
  • Free on-site parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Marina
  • Boat rental
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Convenience store
  • Pets allowed

Activities on site

  • Biking
  • Tennis courts
  • Children’s playground
  • Hicking
  • Bicycle path
  • Pedalo
  • Seasonal fishing
  • Kayak
  • Motor boating
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • TreeGO

Contact Information

1900, avenue Melville, Shawinigan
G9N 6T8

Toll free: 1 866 536-7155
Phone: 819 536-7155
Fax: 819 536-3331

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