“over 150 lakes & ponds”
Located in the Laurentian mountain range, La Mauricie National Park is a 536-km2 natural conservation area intended as a representative sample of the southern part of the Canadian Shield. For more than 40 years, La Mauricie National Park has been offering unforgettable recreational and educational experiences to visitors from around the world, enabling them to discover Canada’s natural and cultural heritage treasures. La Mauricie National Park is part of the network of parks and historic sites administered by Parks Canada, which in 2011 celebrated its 100th anniversary as the first official national park system in the world. La Mauricie National Park (French: Parc national de la Mauricie) is located in the Laurentian mountains in the Mauricie region of Québec, Canada. It covers 536 km2 (207 sq mi) in the southern Canadian Shield region bordering the Saint Lawrence lowlands. The park contains 150 lakes and many ponds. The park lies within the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion.The forests in this region were logged from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century. The park's forests have regrown and contain a mixture of conifers and mixed deciduous trees. Wildlife in the park includes moose, black bears, beavers and otters. It supports a small number of wood turtles, rare in Canada. The park is a popular location for camping, canoeing and kayaking.The park is named after the nearby Saint-Maurice River to the east of the park. The Matawin River flows along the west and north borders of the park.
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