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Lac du Fou
Lac du fou, Parc de la Mauricie.jpg
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Location Quebec in Canada
Coordinates 46°46′49″N 72°52′57″W / 46.78028°N 72.88250°W / 46.78028; -72.88250
Lake type natural
Primary outflows Saint-Maurice River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 2.4 km (1.5 mi)

The lac du Fou (lake crazy) is located in the municipality of Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, in La Mauricie National Park, in the region Mauricie, in Quebec, in Canada. Located west of the Saint-Maurice River, this lake is surrounded by forest and is mainly used for outdoor activities by visitors of La Mauricie National Park.


This lake supplies including the outlet of Lake Hamel, located north-east, and Lake Dion, located to the west. The mouth of the lake (Lac du Fou), located southeast of the lake empties into the "stream of crazy" which has a total length of 8.8 km (measured by water). It flows eastward across the lake Satchel, then Cutaway lake. From the mouth of the latest lake, creek runs 7 km (measured with water) before emptying into the Saint-Maurice River in Grandes-Piles and Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac.

The lake is 3.2 km long (measured by water) or 2.4 km (measured in a straight line). The lake is located 5.8 km (direct line) west of Saint-Maurice River.

The route of row 1 (eastbound) passes south of the lake.


This lake has a complex shape (in three parts) and very serpentine, like if it were designed by a crazy artist practicing abstract style.

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