Pointe-Taillon National Park
Pointe-Taillon National Park, located in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean Region, occupies an area of 92 square kilometres on a large and flat peninsula.
The park is composed mainly of fine sand streaked with scarlet minerals that were carried there by the Peribonka River between 5,000 and 7,000 years ago. Here, an alternation of dunes and peat-lands contributes to the slightly rolling relief of the centre of Pointe-Taillon Peninsula.
Animal life is abundant here, thus telltale signs, such as dams, lodges and fallen trees point to the presence of beaver. The moose makes its home in the park. During the migration period Canada geese and snow geese make a stop at the park.
Guests can bask in the sun on the long sandy shores that run along one of the biggest lakes in Québec and discover the territory's many ponds. Pointe-Taillon National Park is bounded to the south by Lac Saint-Jean, a magnificent body of water 1,100 km² in size, and to the north by Peribonka River, the biggest tributary of Lac Saint-Jean.
Cyclists adore the course of the famous Véloroute des Bleuets circuit, which runs through the park. Birch and pine forests alternate all along the trail. The Taillon point was named after Louis-Olivier Taillon, Premier of the province of Quebec in 1887 (for 4 days), Leader of the Opposition, and Premier from 1892 to 1896. In the Taillon sector (near the Discovery and Visitors Centre), visitors can take advantage of a supervised beach, a bike and watercraft rental service, a snack bar with an indoor dining room and terrace, toilets, showers and a boutique offering basic supplies.
As to the campgrounds, the Castors Campground is located 2 km from the parking area, alongside Lac Saint-Jean, on a sandy shore; Migrateurs Campground is located 3 km from the parking area, alongside Lac Saint-Jean, sandy shore; Prospecteur Campground is situated 4 km from the parking area, alongside Lac Saint-Jean, sandy shore; Pointe-Chevrette Campground is 20 km from the Taillon sector parking lot, 11 km from the Sainte-Monique sector parking lot, or 1.5 km from the Peribonka marina; Île Bouliane Campground is on Île Bouliane, 5 nautical km from the Péribonka marina. Users of Véloroute des Bleuets have direct access to the campgrounds because they are located alongside the park's bike path.
To join the Pointe-Taillon National Park :
Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon 835 Rang 3 Ouest Saint-Henri-de-Taillon Québec
Phone: 418 347-5371