Wildlife Reserve of Port-Daniel
The wildlife reserve of Port-Daniel, located in the Gaspesie region, just 5 miles from the ocean, welcomes visitors with its beautiful lakes, shimmering rivers and rolling hills of green dotted with leafy trees.
This reserve covers 62 square kilometres of land, and is as well home to a varied wildlife. Visitors marvel at its waterfalls, gorges and pits which, with the approach of fall, transform into spawning grounds for Atlantic salmon. In its lakes, streams and Port-Daniel River people can fish also brook trout. Mammals include bear, beaver, white-tailed deer, fox, hare, lynx, marten, moose, otter porcupine and many other species which abound in the forest.
The reserve is also a habitat for many marine, marsh and forest birds, such as great blue heron, black-crowned night-heron, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, large variety of ducks and others.
Main attractions include lookout points and a panoramic view along Port-Daniel River 3 mi long trail. Cabins built next to lakes await fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The cabin of Lac de l'Ile offers its own unique cachet. Whether it be for a rowboat outing or to fish for trout, cabin users have exclusive access to the lake assigned to them. Each cabin is located on the edge of a lake. The cabins are equipped with propane gas facilities (lighting, water heater, stove and fridge). They have everything needed to prepare and serve meals. A woodstove contributes to the cozy atmosphere.
Besides, ten rustic shelters are also available for fishing and hunting, and a campground of the Reserve of Port-Daniel offers a variety of services, such as showers, washroom facility, laundry room and more. A community room serves as a kitchen.
Address of the Port-Daniel Reserve:
Reserve faunique de Port-Daniel 8, Route 132, P.O. Box 38 Port-Daniel
Telephone: 418 396-2232