Coming from Toronto area?
Travel time is between 3.5 to 4 hours from Toronto. Take hwy 400 north towards Sudbury. Hwy 400 turns into hwy 69 at Parry Sound. Continue North on 69. You’ll cross over the French River bridge and you’ll see the French River Trading Post on you’re left hand side. Just past that you turn left at Hartley Bay Road. Take Hartley Bay Rd. all of the way to the end (about 15 mins); cross the tracks (be careful!!) and you’re here! Please register campsite permits online prior to arriving (see instructions below) and come in and register your cottage, vehicle etc. We also have some camping supplies and nifty items to purchase in our shop.
Coming from Sudbury and beyond?
Travel time is about 50 mins from Sudbury. From Sudbury take hwy 69 south. About 5 mins past the Alban turn off you’ll see Hartley Bay Road ; take a right and drive all of the way to the end; cross the tracks (be careful!!) and you’ve made it.
Purchase Campsite Permits Online
New! Campsite Permits must be purchased on the Ontario Parks Reservation Website
Please note NEW! We are no longer selling campsite permits in person in the store office - they MUST be purchased online prior to your trip. Please purchase your permits at at the Ontario Parks Reservation website here: https://reservations.ontarioparks.com/
Instructions are below if you have difficulty navigating how to purchase them on the Ontario Parks Reservation website: https://www.hartleybaymarina.com/french-river-backcountry-permit