Camping at Thirty-one Mile Lake
The SAGE stands for “Société d'aménagement et de gestion environnementale du bassin versant du lac des Trente-et-Un Milles” [society for the environmental management of the Thirty-One Mile Lake area].
The SAGE manages both the campsites and the public lands associated with the lake. The SAGE was established in 2002. For three years, the SAGE has overseen the lease of its thirty campsites and of over 200 other protected sites where camping is not allowed due to a fragile ecology. These leases have been established through the “Ministère des ressources naturelles et de la faune du Québec”.
The SAGE has set up each of the thirty camping sites with a firepit, an outhouse, a pinic table and with a pail to help carry water to help extinguish campfires.
The SAGE is a non-profit organization made up of representatives from the lake's six (6) adjoining municipalities, along with the “MRC Vallée de la Gatineau et Antoine-Labelle”, the “Association pour la protection du lac des Trente-et-Un Milles”, the association “Les amis du Pemichangan”, the “Club de chasse et pêche de Gatineau”, the “Société sylvicole de la haute Gatineau” and of the company MAJOPIAL. All funds for the operation of the SAGE come from its partners and from the fees levied through the campsites.
To go Camping
For anyone who would like to camp on any of our thirty (30) campsites, the process is the following: simply set up your campsite on one of the sites.
Members of the SAGE cruse the lake daily and they will drop in to check your site and to collect the daily fee of ten dollars per site (the number of tents and people per site is flexible). While at your campsite, the SAGE will also inform you of any requirements for a safe stay, especially those concerning campfires (e.g., there are some 4 to 8 fire incidents per year due to improperly extinguished campfires).
Also, the SAGE will patrol the environmentally sensitive sites to assure that they are kept free from campers.
To see the map for the campsites : click here >>
It is now possible to make reservations. For more information, visit FACEBOOK : click here >>
The SAGE does not manage any of the municipal or private parking areas around the lake. There is municipal parking at the public dock at Ste-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau ($20 per day per car).
Other Available Services
You can also find at Thirty-One Mile Lake:
- a marina:
Pourvoirie Denis Morin, Ste-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, 819-449-5728
- and a caping:
Camping Michel Morin, 819-441-3525