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Lean-tos at Windigo Lake

Exclusively at Montagne du Diable Regional Park!

Ready for an incredible experience? A lean-to is a small open wooden shelter where you can sleep. It is similar to a rustic campsite except that you don’t need a tent!

The particularity of the two lean-tos at Montagne du Diable Regional Park is that they are built right by the water, far from the activity of the Windigo sector, in the middle of the wilderness. You can get there by canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, or hiking.

A unique experience in Quebec!

  • Arrival time: noon
  • Departure time: 11 a.m.
  • Dogs allowed
  • Snowmobile or ATV prohibited
  • Quiet time: 11 p.m.

2 Lean-tos by Lake Windigo

Located on the shore of Lake Windigo, 2 lean-tos (wooden shelters) without services (no water and electricity) are accessible via canoe, kayak, or hike only.
Exclusive access to the site for the duration of your stay.
*Plan ahead: Water from Windigo Lake will need to be boiled or purified -or simply bring your own potable water- (no potable water is available in the entire Windigo sector). Check-in is mandatory at Desjardins Pavilion upon arrival.

Lean-to Épervier

Distance: On foot, the distance is 3.5 km. With a watercraft, the distance is 1.2 km

Location: On the shore of Lake Windigo, just 3.5 km away from the Desjardins welcome centre.

Maximum capacity: 4 people (2 adults, 2 children)

Amenities: direct access to Lake Windigo, picnic table, campfire ring

Dogs: allowed, on leash

Nearby services offered at the Desjardins reception pavilion:
Bathrooms (toilets and showers ($) with hot water and soap)
Outdoor kitchen sinks
Firewood ($)
Bag of ice ($)

 

Lean-to Pékan

Distance: On foot, the distance is 4 km. With a watercraft, the distance is 1.5 km

Location: On the shore of Lake Windigo, just 4 km from the Desjardins welcome centre.

Maximum capacity: 4 people (2 adults, 2 children)

Amenities: direct access to Lake Windigo, picnic table, campfire ring

Dogs: allowed, on leash

Nearby services offered at the Desjardins reception pavilion:
Bathrooms (toilets and showers ($) with hot water and soap)
Outdoor kitchen sinks
Firewood ($)
Bag of ice ($)

 

Price

Price per lean-to per night *
Maximum 4 people per site

 

40$

 

* If you are not a member, do not forget to add the access rights to the Park (free for 18 years old and under).

Trail access fees for overnight guests

For adults, spending a night at the park, a right of access to practice all the activities is automatically charged (one night = one right of access)
What to bring
  • Food
  • A first aid kit
  • Sleeping bag (and pillow for those who like comfort…).
  • Dishtowels
  • Towels, washcloths, biodegradable soap
  • A tablecloth
  • Coins of $1 and 0.25 cents for accommodations that do not have a shower
  • Flashlight or headlamp with a spare battery
  • If you want to do nautical activities or mountain biking, we recommend that you bring your life jacket or bike helmet
  • Pots, dishes and utensils
  • Container of drinking water (no potable water available on the entire Windigo site)
  • Dishtowels
  • Biodegradable dish soap
  • Stove and fuel
  • Matches or lighter
  • Lighting system
  • Biodegradable toilet paper
  • Garbage bags
  • Small repair kit (ex: gray duct tape and cable ties, etc.)

 

Nearby activities

Randonnée pédestre Raquettes Ski nordique Canot Kayak

Rental equipment for camping
Rules and regulations

Rules and regulations

Accommodation
The cabins are inspected on regular basis. Any damage or deterioration inflicted to the cabins will be brought to the attention of the guest who will ultimately assume the repair cost. All trash generated by a guests’ stay should be taken off the mountain to respect our “leave no trace” policy. It’s also important to separate your recyclables from your trash.

Responsibilities
The Regional Park Montagne du Diable will not, in any case, be held responsible for possible thefts in the cabins (it is therefore recommended to always lock the cabin before leaving).The Regional Park Montagne du Diable will not be responsible for the guests’ cabin keys. In the event that a guest forgets to return the keys, it is his or her responsibility to cover the cost of returning the keys or pay the appropriate fine. The same policy applies to lost keys as well.

Photos
If a guest accepts to transfer their photos to our image bank (photo gallery) at the end of their visit, he or she is accepting that the Regional Park Montagne du Diable can use the photos for commercial purposes without compensation on the part of the Park Regional Montagne du Diable.

Environmental Rules
It is prohibited to make a fire or to smoke in the forest as well as outside the cabins except for the predetermined places to this effect.
It is prohibited to pick or destroy all natural elements as well as approach or touch any wild animal.

 

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