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French River Provincial Park, French River Provincial Park
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The French River was the life blood of the explorers' routes and a major freeway during the fur trade. The stunning visitor centre gives you a great insight into the role this river played for the ori... read more »
We have been doing a family camping/fishing trip at French River P.P. for 4 years now. We have mostly spent our time on the lower French in the area of the "Elbow" and Dalles Rapids. Generally the fur... read more »
I really enjoyed this park! I was expecting more trails, but the trails that they have are well maintained and well marked. I would recommend good shoes as you are climbing up rocks and tree roots! Th... read more »
The French River Visitor Centre has a great little museum with high quality and engaging exhibits that explain the significance of the region. We make a point of visiting every time we camp at Grundy Lake. There is a short and relatively easy hiking trail from the museum that will take you to the river, giving you the opportunity to see this historic river up close. The Visitor Centre is where you purchase your camping permits, has clean washrooms, coffee and a decent-sized Ontario Parks gift shop. The visitor centre is well worth the visit - especially if you are looking for something to do on a rainy day when you are camping nearby. Useless trivia note: parts of the Disney movie, "Camp Rock 2" were filmed at the visitor centre. You can walk where Demi Lovatto and Jonas Brother's walked! LOL!
What I did: Canoed down from Hartley Bay Marina, camped on Wanapitei Bay, canoed down the Main Outlet, into Bass lake, went further down Bass Creek and camped on the island west of Obstacle Island. Same route on the way back but faster since the wind was with us. :) My experience: Lots of fun but to be honest, I got sick of seeing so many rocks. Also, its not as 'wild' as I would have wanted it to be. Too many cottages all over the place. Which is why I'm giving this park a 4. Although, the jack pines were really cool to see.
Cool Museum and nice trail to hike, and the bridge there swings a little bit make the experience interesting
We anchored in the Bustard island. Fantastic rugged beauty.
Beautiful scenery! Nice hiking (if you don't mind being chased by horseflies;)
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