The Fire Ban is lifted for The French River Provincial Park. You are now permitted to have camp fires!
We are Back in Business after the Wildfire Threat from the Forest Fire known as Parry Sound 33
We are back and open at Hartley Bay Marina and we have not lost anything. We have no damages to the property or the shoreline from the forest fire known as Parry Sound 33. After a trying 3 weeks we are happy to report we have reopened for business so come join us on The French River!
After a 3 week hiatus the fish are hungry. The French River is much quieter than would be the norm for end of summer activities.
Because of earlier cancellations - we do have canoe and kayak rentals available for the coming weeks.
This is a perfect opportunity for a last minute getaway to the French River.
The Palmers of Hartley Bay Marina, have had the privilege of providing access and services to guests visiting the French River Delta and Georgian Bay in the lovely and scenic Northern Ontario, since 1952. Known for its excellent fresh water pickerel (walleye), bass, pike, muskie and crappie fishing, the French River is also famed as Canada’s first Heritage waterway and its canoe routes and historic shorelines became the French River Provincial Park in 1989. Whether you are launching your boat for a day trip, staying in our traditional fishermen style cottages for a fishing vacation, embracing Canada's Canoe Culture, going on a self-guided canoeing or kayaking excursion, exploring on your own on a backcountry camping paddling trip, or just looking to retreat to your family cottage, the modern facilities at Hartley Bay Marina will be able to suit all of your needs to ensure a great outdoor experience. To get more out of your outdoors this season, take advantage of our seasonal parking and boat storage rates as well as our kayak rentals and canoe rentals.
Come into our Welcome Centre when you Arrive
Instructions on how to obtain a French River backcountry permit on the Ontario Parks Reservation System
New for 2018 - camping permits are available within 14 days of start of trip at ontarioparks.com. Click here for the Ontario Parks Reservation System
Stop into our Welcome Centre upon your arrival. Please register at the front desk before you go down to the docs or parking (especially new visitors).
We have French River Provincial Park maps at the office we can show you when you arrive. Or order a map online by clicking here: French River Maps.