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705-857-2038 or email hartleybay@xplornet.com  -  2870 Hartley Bay Rd., French River, Ontario P0M1A0 View on map 
HOURS:  Open June 11, 2021 - 8am - 6pm Monday - Thursday, 7am - 9pm Friday -  Sunday. Open for overnight camping / launch open until Oct. 31, 2021 We are taking new bookings for the summer for the cottages and canoes. Please phone our office to get into the booking season.

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

Instructions on how to get a French River Permit are below. THESE ARE JUST SCREENSHOTS OF YOUR SESSION BELOW. CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO START YOUR SESSION or HERE FIRST Click here for the Ontario Parks Reservation System. Note: the session expires if you sit too long on a page.

Create a New Account (note: even if you created an old account prior to 2019, you must re-register)


 After account created - click "Create Reservation"


After Account created above:


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


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



 Click on “Reserve” 




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





 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)




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