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French River Backcountry Permit

Camping permits are available within 14 days only of start of trip on the French River at ontarioparks.com.

Click here for the Ontario Parks Reservation System. Sign-In (top right corner). It's much easier to login to your account first prior to doing reservation. 

If you have not registered for an account at Ontario Parks ever before: Register Here First

Instructions on how to get a French River Permit.

These are just screenshots of your session below. Click here to start your session.  
Note: the session expires if you sit too long on a page.

  1. On the Ontario Parks Reservation System, on the top tab select, “Backcountry Registration”.
  2. Pick your park: click dropdown to “French River Provincial Park”.
  3. Fill in all the information below (reminder permit up to 2 weeks in advance only),
  4. Press “Search” after filling in required info.

  1. Fill in the arrival date, # nights and select drop down “Zone 6”, Click “Save”.

  1. Click on “Reserve” 

  1. Check the boxes: Please read and acknowledge: and check boxes. Click on the button “Confirm Reservation Details


  1. After reviewing reservation, click “Proceed to checkout” and follow prompts with your payment info. 

 Just in case you didn't sign-in - already - you need to create an account and follow steps above...(or if your account was created after October 2019, enter login below)