TOWER OF THE RÉSERVOIR GOUIN : 480 KM (QUAD AND MOTORCYCLES)
First night in Parent
From Parent to Clova : 100 km
Head South by taking the forest road R-1502 up to KM 163,7 and turn right. Follow the signs on the federate path #70. (or a snowmobile sign Trans-Québec 83).
2nd night in Clova
from Clova to the barrage Gouin : 285 km
From Clova to Opitciwan (Obedjiwan) : 135 Km
From Clova, follow the indications to the outfitter Martin (local path) for approximately 50 km. After this, from the outfitter Martin, forest road « Barrette-Chapais » direction Opitciwan; 85 km. On the forest path, do about 30 km, then, turn right towards Opitciwan. On the forest road # 1100, make 35 km (road 35), at the first stop (stop), turn right, then 10 km on the forest road # 1000. At the next stopt (stop), to your right there will be 5 km left to arrive at Opitciwan. Opitciwan (gas, food, and dep)
Opitciwan (Obedjiwan) to the barrage Gouin: 150 Km
Opitiwan (Obedjiwan), follow the road # 212, this forest road changes number and becomes # 13 (R-0451) until the junction of the forest road R-0450 (10), then follow the indications « Outfitter Barrage Gouin » for 13 km.
Third night at the Outfitter du Barrage Gouin
From barrage Gouin to Parent : 95 Km
From barrage Gouin, follow the forest road R0-450 (10) for 100 km to arrive at Parent.
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Must-see in Parent
She is situated at about 5 km from the South of Parent,in direction to the base of Radar.Take the road to the tower immediately to the left after the intersection. From the top of this ancient dismantled military site we can admire a landscape extending on 20 km when the sky is clear.
Splendid body of water surrounded by sand dunes; beach out of sight. At KM 84 of the forest road R-0450 ( 10), turn left and continue for 11 km up to a crossroad, turn left and ride for 3,5 km to reach the beach.
With its rapids, the circuit is famous for its canoe-camping, catalogued and mapped by the Quebec Federation of canoe and kayak. At the border of the Bazin River, we can see the remains of a power station and a dam. Take the advantage to try the ferry of the Bazin river, ask the club for more information if you wish to try it.
Services offered in Parent (accommodation, food services, gas)
Must-see in Clova
At 50 km North of Clova, you will see the Gouin Canal with splendid stoping points and views.
Services offered in Clova (accommodation, food service and gas)
Must-see in Opitciwan
Beach North of the Gouin reservoir
Situated a few km away of the Atikamekw community Opitciwan, you will be astonished by the beaches of the Gouin reservoir.
Services offered in Opitciwan (accommodation and gas)
Must-see at the Gouin reservoir
There is a shore longer than 5600 km (about5 514 km... the width of Canada from one ocean to another) and an area of 1 789 km2. This reservoir is the source of the Saint-Maurice river and finishes in Trois-Rivières ; after an approximate course of 563 km
Erected in 1918,the dam Gouin serves to regularise the waters of the basin, which helps the supply of hydroelectric power station. Below the dam Gouin, 12 hydroelectic power stations have been erected in the last century; ten are still active. There are no visits possible to the hydroelectric instalations
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