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Address: Highway 69, French River Provincial Park, Ontario P0M 1A0, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 857-3228
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Experience at French river in 3days from Hartley Bay

We wish we had more time to explore the park! But with only 3 days we still enjoy our wildernesses canoeing trip. 1. The Hartley bay marina is efficient. Last stop to stock up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We wish we had more time to explore the park! But with only 3 days we still enjoy our wildernesses canoeing trip. 1. The Hartley bay marina is efficient. Last stop to stock up food is Sudbury and if you don't go in there,last road side lcbo is around 10 min after Sudbury by the roadside. You can get ice,... More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We stayed at wollesly lodge in Noelville and it was great. I took my own boat n docking was easy. Cottages are clean n have all appliances but you won't need to cook since Harold and Ingrid will have 3 fantastic meals a day for you. Fishing is good and you cannot beat the scenery. Highly recommend

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The French River flows for 105 kilometres from its Lake Nipissing source to Georgian Bay. It was a trading, hunting and fishing route for First Nations. On the way from Sudbury to Toronto do not miss this beautiful place if you have a bit of extra time There is a very informative visitor centre located on the banks of French... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A friend of mine and I left Toronto on July 26, 2015 and after spending the first night at Grundy Lake Provincial Park, we drove in the morning to the French River Visitors' Centre. We obtained our permits—and were informed that campsites number 610, 611 and 617 had been closed due to bear activity. Guess what—we actually wanted to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family and I (wife, two daughters 12 and 16, and family dog) spent a week in a nice cabin. Most of the time was spent on a pontoon boat on the waters of the French River near Wolesely Bay. Saw very few other boaters, making it feel like a remote wilderness lodge. Fishing was very good. Hired a guide,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What a tremendous place to visit for you if you are active back-country / backpacking campers. We arrived early afternoon on Friday, June 26 and registered and parked our car at the marina at the end of Hartley Bay Road (exit off of Hwy 69) so that we could canoe to our site. These sites were first come-first served. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Some of the best smallmouth fishing in the world, plus largemouth, pike and pickerel (wall-eye, for us non-Canadians). I had a fantastic time as a guest at Kamp Kaintuck. we fished ten days and I was fortunate to catch over eighty smallmouth on the trip that were over ten inches. We saw wolves, bear, deer and bald eagles during the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

we really enjoy our north drive to French river, there are some amazing places to visit. The fishing is fantastic in season, we found the locals are helpful and friendly and offer tips and advice to make the most out of the area. Head to the trading post, they have some great shopping and you can get a mean burger.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tons of fish, not a busy park, great camping, and a fun family trip. We will be back next year for more.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You may see Mississauga Rattlers here very rarely but so much wild vegetation is there for the eye to see. Great to walk along the French River and see the various parts of the river. Watch your step amongst the rocks though!! Keep your eyes open!!! Such an historic river with the Jesuits here long ago.

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