French River Provincial Park Camping and Cottages

705-857-2038 or email hartleybay@xplornet.com  -  2870 Hartley Bay Rd., French River, Ontario P0M1A0 View on map 
 Season May 1- Oct 31. 8am - 6pm Monday - Thursday, 7am - 9pm Friday -  Sunday. Open for overnight camping / launch open until Oct. 31, 2021. 

Northern Ontario Camping: The Perfect Getaway for the Whole Family

Northern Ontario CampingLooking for a no-frills, low-cost getaway? Try Northern Ontario Camping. Camping in Northeastern Ontario is one of the most cost-effective ways to get out of town and immerse yourself in nature's beauty without breaking the bank. There is no better way to experience its enthralling beauty than to pitch a tent or park an RV and answer the call of the wild. Northern Ontario's provincial parks are just waiting for you to explore them.

Good Reasons to Enjoy Northern Ontario Camping 

The most obvious benefit of camping is that it allows you to reconnect with nature and forget about the stresses of everyday life. The time you spend camping allows you to re-establish your priorities, reconnect with nature, and forget about the stresses of daily life. 

Time outdoors gives families wonderful opportunities to bond while having fun in the great outdoors, giving kids the chance to learn through exploration. Hiking, kayaking, and fishing are all great ways to connect with nature and with yourself, while the sun has amazing mood-boosting effects. 

Even if you’re new to Northern Ontario camping, a few pointers, tips, and guidelines under your belt, you'll be out enjoying a classic Canadian experience in no time. A camping trip demonstrates the old adage that the more you put into something, the more you get out of it. 

Camping... The simple, beautiful experience of being outside in nature, listening to the sounds of birds, frogs, and insects without being distracted by the engines, electronics, and other noises that pervade today's urban world. We are fortunate to have a wealth of natural resources and camping spots in Northern Ontario.

1.  Plenty camping options 

Ontario has a vast network of provincial parks that reflect the province's diverse and spectacular geography. This region has plenty to offer, whether you want to rough it on a pitched-tent camping trip or enjoy some fine dining off the trails.  Whether you are a seasoned camper, a weekend warrior, or a newbie, Northeastern Ontario is the ideal setting for your next adventure away from home. 

Northern Ontario has plenty of wild (and not-so-wild) camping spots, such as French River Provincial Park, where children will quickly put their electronic devices away at the opportunity to engage with the natural world and their families. 

2. Wide range of outdoor activities for the whole family

Canada has a wealth of land, lakes, rivers, and wilderness that is virtually unrivalled in the rest of the world. Ontario, Canada's second-largest province, offers numerous safe and affordable campgrounds situated among some of Canada's most pristine natural landscapes. Canoeing, fishing, kayaking, and swimming are just a few of the outdoor activities available to everyone. Northeastern Ontario is the ideal setting for your next adventure away from home, whatever it may be.

3. More than 400+ camps to choose from 

Parks Canada also manages a number of national parks with overnight camping options—many of them situated near a lodge. Private campgrounds are another option, with even more options. With more than 400 Ontario campgrounds at your disposal, you are sure to find a few that work perfectly for your needs. Northern Ontario parks provide a variety of amenities, including tent and RV camping, hiking, swimming, and much more. Some camps are solely dedicated to camping but for the most part, they are located on the same property as a lodge or resort. 

Many Northern Ontario camping grounds have an online reservation system that allows visitors to view, select, and book campsites. Northern parks provide a variety of amenities, including tent and RV camping, hiking, swimming, and much more.

4. Peace and tranquillity

The absence of city sounds is the first thing you'll notice when you wake up in the campground. Your time in northern Ontario will allow you to fall asleep to the sounds of frogs in a nearby marsh, wake up to singing birds, or simply reflect while listening to a fast-flowing river.

You'll find some of the best views in the province, from vast boreal forests to the rugged Canadian shield and the coast of Georgian Bay.

Camping Excursions on a Budget

The French River Provincial Park is only two hours from major cities, but it is a slice of heaven with a variety of camping options for groups of friends or family. Camping is inexpensive because a campsite can accommodate more people for less money than a hotel room making it an affordable camping excursion.  And who needs expensive restaurant meals when a hearty campfire meal or a quick barbecue can be prepared at the campsite?

Hartley Bay Marina welcomes summer and fall campers with a variety of low-cost camping excursions.

The French River Provincial Park is only two hours from major cities, but it is a slice of heaven with a variety of camping options for groups of friends or family. Camping is inexpensive because a campsite can accommodate more people for less money than a hotel room. And who needs expensive restaurant meals when a hearty campfire meal or a quick barbecue can be prepared at the campsite. 

Looking for a low-cost Northern Ontario camping option? There is no denying that Ontario provides an excellent opportunity for inexpensive camping excursions, particularly in the summer. Get in touch with Hartley Bay Marina to book your spot today. 

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