The 103-kilometre-long Washicoutai River flows into the Gulf of St. Lawrence 13 kilometers from the village of La Romaine. Wide at its mouth, narrowing several times along the way, it is made up of a succession of large lakes, some up to 30 metres deep. It drains a watershed of over 1,500 square kilometers. Its estuary, dotted with islands and islets, provides refuge for a wide variety of seabirds.
Like many Côte-Nord rivers, the Washicoutai is blocked by an imposing downstream waterfall. In the Innu language, its name means "overhanging the bay", in reference to this abrupt drop in elevation.
The four-kilometre-long salmon run is managed by the Pourvoirie de la Rivière Washicoutai, which holds the exclusive rights. Salmon up to five kilos in average weight can be fished by wading or boat, as well as Arctic char, speckled trout, landlocked salmon and anadromous brook trout. During a stay in this pristine environment, you'll also come across the region's characteristic terrestrial wildlife, including bear, wolf and moose.