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705-857-2038 or email hartleybay@xplornet.com  -  2870 Hartley Bay Rd., French River, Ontario P0M1A0 View on map  -  Open 7AM-9PM 7days a week - Season May 1 - Oct 31

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Quick Getaways in Ontario


Camping near meIf you're looking for a great getaway in Ontario, and typed "camping near me" in your Google search bar, you've reached the right place!


Ontario has many five star hotels, but if you want to enjoy a laid back getaway in the outdoors with good company, unparalleled views and lots of fresh air, then Hartley Bay Marina is for you. Situated within the French River Provincial Park, this little piece of paradise is a short drive from most major centres.


Camping is also an affordable way for the family to spend quality time together away from home. There's no need to book expensive hotel rooms, which is especially great for large groups. And a campfire meal or barbecue is a great alternative to buying expensive meals.


Camping Near Me: Camping With Kids


Taking your kids camping is one of the best ways to create family memories and help kids to get in touch with nature from a young age. Of course, it can be daunting at first, especially when your kids are young, but at Hartley Bay Marina, we welcome kids of all ages. We've even created a guide to make you first camping experience with kids a memorable one (for all the right reasons, of course!).


Backcountry Camping Near Me


At Hartley Bay Marina, you can enjoy backcountry camping like nowhere else. Here you can paddle the historic waters of the French River and you can take in the majestic views of the Georgian Bay.


You're not under pressure to reserve a campsite in advance, which means that you can take your time to explore the French River Delta at your leisure. Alternatively. you could rent a fisherman's cottage on the riverfront and fish to your heart's content.


Launch your own canoe, kayak or motorboat, or reserve one from Hartley Bay Marina in advance to avoid disappointment.


Unplug and unwind from the stresses of normal life and slip away to the magical outdoors offered by the French River National Park and Hartley Bay Marina.


Photo C/O Debbie Curtis – Facebook Sept. 2017



Marina Rates

Buses Welcome!!!  Group Packages include secure bus parking, a reserved lunch location, canoe launching or rentals, washroom facilities and express Camping Permits.  Please contact for pricing and more info.

(All prices in are in Canadian funds.  American funds will be taken at a 15% exchange rate.)

CAR $12.00/DAY
BUS $15.00/DAY
CANOE $40.00/DAY
TENTS $20.00/DAY


*Seasonal Wharfage and parking rates available upon request. See our Seasonal Member rates for more info

Cottage Pricing and Packages

Experience great outdoor adventures but with the comfort of modern conveniences.  Whether you want to fish the French or explore our scenic environment by canoe or kayak, look no further than these packages “The cottages” at Hartley Bay Marina have to offer.

We have 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages available.

Starting at $390.00 / 2 Night Minimum (for further details and to reserve call 705-857-2038)
$50 charge for pets per stay

Want comfort and convenience?  Check out our boat wharfage and canoe cottage packages below!

FREE car parking and launching also included in all cottage stays and packages!

See our Cottages page

  • All prices are in Canadian Funds and are subject to HST
  • Booking of these packages is recommended to ensure availability. 
  • A credit card is required to secure your reservation
  • Two week notice must be given for any cancellation or you will forfeit your deposit

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