French River

Backcountry Camping

The French River is 105 km in length, running from headwaters at Lake Nipissing to its mouth at Georgian Bay.
Along this route are numerous campsites where paddlers and boaters will find opportunities for fishing, swimming, photography, or just relaxing. Paddlers can spend hours weaving through the braided rocky channels. Coastal kayaking on Georgian Bay is popular. 

The campsites are marked and there are box privies on some sites.

Some sections of the river and delta are more remote and undeveloped with shoals and shallow sections which can provide paddlers with more of a wilderness experience.

Park permits are required for interior camping. Reservations are not required.