Punctuated by rapids, the graceful Rivière du Musquaro empties into the Gulf of St-Laurent 15 kilometers from Kegaska, after meandering for 148 kilometers in a series of meanders that sometimes widen to form lakes.
Its name in the Innu language is "Mashkuanu-shipu", meaning "at the end of the bear's tail". This is a highly productive salmon river of the Côte-Nord region, flowing parallel to its neighbors in a north-south axis reflecting the geological history of the Canadian Shield. Blocked by an impassable waterfall, its first 13 kilometers are frequented by combative salmon, whose average weight ranges from 2.5 to 4.5 kilos.
Exclusive salmon fishing rights on the Musquaro River have been granted to J.M.L. Outfitters, nestled on an island some nine kilometers upstream. Access is by floatplane or helicopter from Havre-Saint-Pierre or Natashquan. Salmon fishing begins in July, either by boat or by wading. Speckled trout and landlocked salmon enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of these species on the 48 kilometers of river managed by the outfitter.