Accesses and beaches of Lac Saint-Jean

A true inland sea, Lac Saint-Jean is certainly one of the most beautiful bodies of water in Quebec. All summer long, you can enjoy the lake in different ways while admiring its endless blue horizon. Whether it’s to go to the beach or to access a boat launch, the lake offers great opportunities for family activities.

Relax on the beaches of the Domaine-du-Roy RCM

Lac Saint-Jean is known for its fine sand and warm waters that rival the most beautiful southern destinations. In Saint-Prime, at the corner of the Fromagerie Perron, enjoy the magnificent Saint-Prime municipal beach, accessible free of charge and supervised by a lifeguard on sunny days. Located a stone’s throw from the Véloroute des Bleuets, Camping Saint-Prime, and the marina, this beach the ideal place for a picnic and to enjoy swimming secured by a rope of buoys!

Among the most magnificent beaches in the region, Camping Plage Robertson, in Mashteuiatsh, also stands out for its half-kilometre of beach where you can swim and go for a walk. Planning a romantic outing? This is the ideal place to admire the sunset (and some northern lights, on occasion).

On the sunniest of days, do not miss the municipal beach at Pointe Scott, in Roberval. This beautiful beach is supervised every day. Don’t forget to bring a lunch and a volleyball, as you can enjoy the courts provided for this purpose and a beautiful picnic area, very close to the Véloroute des Bleuets.

Then, continue on your way to the splendid beach of Camping Plage Blanchet, in Chambord, for a safe swim and a magnificent view of Lac Saint-Jean.

Finally, why not take advantage of your stay in Lac-Saint-Jean to make a little getaway to Lac-Bouchette? On the way towards Ermitage St-Antoine, enjoy a good ice cream while enjoying the beautiful view from the municipal beach of Lac-Bouchette, one of the neighbouring lakes of Lac Saint-Jean. This lakefront remains one of the best beaches on the lake for walking in the fine sand during the summer months with food service on site.

Set sail on Lac Saint-Jean

Want to take a cruise on the lake?

Discover Lac Saint-Jean and its rich history in the company of captain and naturalist guide Charles Dufour, from Aventure Lac-Saint-Jean. This guided cruise, which departs from the Roberval marina, can accommodate a maximum of 5 people to ensure a quality experience.

For fishing enthusiasts, Aventure Lac-Saint-Jean also offers a guided fishing activity for walleye and landlocked salmon, the two most sought-after species in Lac Saint-Jean!

Rent a watercraft

At the mouth of the Ashuapmushuan River, at Domaine des Trois-Iles (Saint-Félicien), play in the water with the family by renting a variety of watercraft: paddleboard, pedal boat, rabaska, and kayak. Don't forget to reserve in advance!

Where to launch your boat in Lac-Saint-Jean?

For boat, personal watercraft, and sailboat enthusiasts, here are the main boat ramps for accessing Lac Saint-Jean.

In Chambord, two boat ramps are accessible. First, easily access the municipal wharf via the main street (be careful, there is an average depth of 10 feet when the tide is low). Then, near the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert, at the mouth of the Ouiatchouan River, another launching site is accessible.

In Roberval, you can take advantage of the Pointe-Scott and Quai des Anglais boat launches free of charge, while having access to a parking lot for the day. The Roberval Nautical Club also offers a day launch service.

The Saint-Prime marina is also accessible for launching your boat (note that the minimum depth is 5 feet).

Finally, in St-Félicien, you can launch your boat at the Club Nautique Saint-Félicien, or, at the municipal wharf other side of the Ashuapmuashuan River.

Catch fish during a day of lake fishing

We know all about sport fishing on the lake! Lac Saint-Jean offers you the chance to catch several species of fish, including landlocked salmon, our freshwater salmon, the excellent walleye, and the combative pike.

To fish on Lac Saint-Jean, you must first obtain a permit online.

For fishing enthusiasts, Aventure Lac-Saint-Jean also offers guided fishing for walleye and landlocked salmon, the two most sought-after species in Lac Saint-Jean!

Wading sites in Lac Saint-Jean and permitted fishing period

To consult the main wading sites, click here.

List of marinas, public docks and landings

Club nautique de Roberval
854 Arthur Street, Roberval 418 765-0115
Schedule: end of May to end of September.
Located near downtown, with direct access to Lac Saint-Jean and several services. The marina site offers a restaurant, a creamery, and a children's park.

Carrefour d’accueil Ilnu
1516, rue Ouiatchouan, Mashteuiatsh 418 275-7200
Hours: May to November.
Landing for the general public (small and medium-sized boats) accessible from the Carrefour d’accueil Ilnu parking lot. Direct access to Pekuakami.

Débarcadère du Bôme
3585, chemin du Bôme, Saint-Félicien 418 679-9888 / 1 877 525-9888
Schedule: May to October.
Located at the mouth of Lac Saint-Jean and the Mistassini River, the Débarcadère du Bôme will give you an access point to these two rivers. Come and enjoy the scenery from the Bôme tower.

Débarcadère du quai municipal
1058, boul. du Sacré-Coeur, Saint-Félicien 418 679-9888 / 1 877 525-9888
Schedule: May to October.
Located downtown and on the banks of the Ashuapmushuan River, the municipal wharf landing allows you to launch your boat for free. Docks are available to accommodate nautical visitors.

Marina Centre de loisirs Belle-Vue
1065 rue Bellevue Sud, Saint-Félicien 418 679-7643 / 1 877 525-9888
Schedule: May to October.
The Ashuapmushuan River is marked with lighted buoys and leads to the Belle-Vue Marina.
The marina has 66 berths, 12 of which are for nautical visitors.