French River Provincial Park Camping and Cottages

705-857-2038 or email -  2870 Hartley Bay Rd., French River, Ontario P0M1A0 View on map 
 Open / Season May 1 – Oct 31. 

Tips on The French River

Checklist: Summer Camping Trip Packing Essentials

Summer Camping Trip Packing Essentials

Here at Hartley Bay Marina, we have welcomed campers for years, and we've seen what makes for a successful camp, and what doesn't. Every seasoned camper has his or her own preferences of what they need on a camping trip, but it takes quite a few trips to really find the right balance. You can only bring so much in your pack, and you want to include items that enhance your trip, rather than weigh you down.

aIn this article, we're going to cover some of the essentials. Note: this is not a be all and end all list. Just some things we notice people often forgetting over the years when they arrive at our shop.

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Spring Fishing

Spring Fishing

Are You Ready for Spring Fishing in Northern Ontario?

The days are getting longer and there's a certain excitement in the air. Here at Hartley Bay Marina, we can already see how Mother Nature is starting to shed her winter coat in favour of something new and fresh. The wildlife is more exuberant and we're already seeing signs of new life

The excitement for spring fishing in Northern Ontario is palpable everywhere you look.

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Top 10 things about Paddling the French River!

Top 10 things about Paddling the French River

Get more out of your French River paddling experience with these great tips!

An epic Northeastern Ontario Paddling Experience!”

You may already know about the great fishing in French River, but did you know that there are Pukaskwa pits found here in the French River Delta? If you didn’t know about that, here are 10 things that you might not know about paddling routes in the historic French River in Northeastern Ontario.

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Become One with Nature on a French River Canoe Trip

French River Canoe Trip

Becoming One with Nature 

Our canoe trip began with the warm glow of the sun shining on my faded tent walls and the sounds of morning birds singing their melodic songs to each other from above in the treetops. It was still cold from the night before as I lay sheltered in the warmth of my sleeping bag not daring to slide the zipper and let in the cold morning air.

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French River access through Hartley Bay Marina

French River access through Hartley Bay Marina

French River access through Hartley Bay Marina open for the season!!

Ice and snow are gone!!! The summer season has begun!!!

Even though fishing doesn’t start until the third Saturday of May, we have been busy getting boats ready and in the water for those early comers eager to get French River access.

After such a long and cold winter we are just as eager to see you all too!

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