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.
Did you know that there is now an alternate way to obtain your Interior permits online, prior to arriving at some parks? The Interior Registration system allows you to obtain your Interior camping permits up to two weeks in advance of your arrival date for the parks with an online permits option in the table below. Please note: this is not a reservation and does not guarantee you a specific site when you arrive.