The Murdock River offers some of the best fishing around. Bass, Pike, Pickerel, Musky, and Perch are all available in the waterways of the French River area.
Entering the waterway is a breeze using the small boat launch on our property. Alternatively, there is a free public boat launch across the road, entering into the French River.
Live Bait & Watercraft Rentals
Minnows, leeches, worms and fishing supplies are available for purchase in our General Store. In addition, watercraft rentals are available on an hourly, half day and full day basis.
“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
Our fishing guide, Adam Robinson, grew up in the French River. His extensive knowledge of the waterways and where to find a specific species guarantees a fun day out catching “the big one”. Adam’s passion is musky fishing, catching a huge 50″ during a trip with Bill Hamblin, author of 120 days.
Adam’s Package: full day fishing in 22′ Tournament boat, with a 250 engine and 15 kicker. Bait, rods and reels are all supplied. Any fish caught throughout the day are cleaned by Adam before heading back to the cabins.
Canoeing & Kayaking
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. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at our General Store.
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 backcountry 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? We off special packages for those wishing to paddle from Great Escape Cabins to the park and stay the night (or a few!). Be sure to give us a call at 705-978-0899 for more information.
Heading on a backcountry trip through Killarney Provincial Park? We are an ideal stopover location for large groups as we are a little over an hour away. And, our reasonable nightly rates, and extra person fees, make for a budget friendly stay. Break up your drive and relax for the night at Great Escape Cabins.
Fun for the Kids
Our 1600 square foot playground offers a variety of play options for children of all ages. Tucked into the edge of the forest, and covered with sand, this playground is a child’s dream come true!
Two Adirondack chairs situated in the centre, and a parents bench at the younger end, provide multiple spots for parents to relax and monitor their children.
The circular swing can be used by parents and children alike as it holds up to 600lbs!
Also, the big climber for the older ones features a climbing wall, slide, ladder, swings, basketball net and bean bag toss.
For those monkey’s in the family – the climbing dome is always a favourite!