Red TapeThere is a $5.00CAN per carload fee to enter the ZEC Louise-Gosford as of September 2006. Check in at the cabin/ranger station, called "Accueil Gosford" on the map, before proceeding through the gate into the ZEC.
The ZEC is closed to hikers during the hunting season from late September to mid November.
CampingFor $4.00CAN per tent you can camp anywhere in the ZEC (managed ecological zone).
For $5.00CAN per person you can stay in one of 6 established backcountry sites. There are two lean-tos and 4 sites with tent platforms in the ZEC.
Better yet, there are several refuges (cabins) in the ZEC. You can stay in one for $15CAN per person or rent the entire cabin for $80. The cabins have tiered sleeping platforms, a large table a woodstove, screened windows and doors and a fire ring outside. There is a more than ample supply of split firewood at each cabin, too. You still need to bring sleeping bag, cookstove, pots, etc. We stayed in the cabin called Refuge Clearwater on the east side of Gosford, and it made a great base for exploring the trails there.
External LinksSentiers Frontaliers (site is in French)
This group, Frontier Trails, is working to build a network of trails in the region of Quebec bordering New Hampshire and Maine.
ZECs in Quebec