Summer Adventures


The Murdock River offers some of the best fishing around. Our private river is excellent for Bass, Pike, Perch and Crappie, as well as Pickerel.

Using the free public boat launch across the road, or French River Supply Post & Marina, will provide anglers with access to the lower section of the French River.

We are an authorized license issuer for MNRF, offering fishing and hunting licenses, tags and renewals.

Minnows, leeches, worms, tackle & fishing supplies are available for purchase in our General Store. In addition, watercraft rentals are available on a half day and full day basis.

Well, I just arrived home from my stay this weekend at Great Escape Cabins and I was blown away. The store has live bait and proper fishing gear along with everything else you may need. The part of the river they are on fishes really well and the cabins where clean and are set up perfect. I will be back for sure, thanks for a great time!

Matthew Blenkarn, 2023, Google Review

Fishing Guide

Ron has been guiding the French River area for 50 years, providing guests with an exceptional experience. Limit of 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years of age. Please give us a call for more details and availability.

Boat Launch

Entering the waterway is a breeze using the small boat launch on our property. To access the French River in the summer months, there is a free public boat launch across the road. We also recommend launching at French River Supply Post & Marina, just a quick 5 minute drive away.

“Had an excellent time this weekend at Great Escape Cabins! Mike & Caitland were very friendly & welcoming. Also caught the biggest bass of my life in the Murdock river. Will be back!”
Nick, September 2019, Google

Watercraft Rentals

The French River area offers a multitude of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking adventures. Explore this rugged and untouched area of the Canadian Shield, filled with towering rock cliffs, pine trees and wildlife. Fishing boats,canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boat rentals are available at our General Store. We encourage all guests to bring their own life jacket. Life jackets are available for rent if needed.

Be sure to paddle your way towards the French River Visitor’s Centre and learn about the history of the area. The French River Provincial Park also offers back-country camping sites if you’re planning a multi-day canoe/kayaking trip.

Camping at French River Provincial Park? Did you know you can canoe right to the park from our resort? French River Provincial Park maps are available for purchase in our General Store. Be sure to give us a call at 705-978-0899 for more information.

Heading on a back-country trip through Killarney Provincial Park? We are an ideal stopover location as we are a little over an hour away. Break up your drive and relax for a couple nights at Great Escape Cabins.

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