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French River

September 18, 2018
Campsite Closures:

- Effective August 15th, 2018 at 6:00pm there is no access permitted within the fire perimeter located within French River Provincial Park. This area includes campsite numbers 130, 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 926, 925, 929. All travel to and from these campsites or areas within the fire perimeter are strictly prohibited for park users. This restriction will ensure the safety of fire operations still happening in the area, and the extreme hazards presented as a result of the fire.

- All other areas of French River Provincial are open to the public.

- For more information on visiting French River Provincial Park Please contact 1-705-857-1630

- For more information related to travel restrictions please contact the Parry Sound or Sudbury District MNRF offices.

- For a map of the restricted travel area please see the following website;

What You'll Like :

  • A river of national historic significance the French River is the first designated Canadian Heritage River
  • Paddle the route of Indigenous people, French Explorers, fur traders and Voyageurs
  • A 105 kilometre canoe route of interconnected lakes, gorges and rapids from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay
  • Georgian Bay coastal kayaking is available through the French River Delta
  • A variety of experiences ranging from wilderness paddling to motorboating, fishing and private lodges
  • The award-winning French River Visitor Centre on Highway 69 with its “Voices of the River” exhibit

General Information

(705) 857-1630 summer
(705)287-2900 winter
Size: 73530.00 ha
Year established: 1989
Park Classification: Waterway
20526 Highway 69, PO Box 9
P0M 1A0

2018 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
French River April 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018
This park has a Friends Group
Canadian Heritage Rivers System