Summer Adventures

Fishing

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.

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

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.

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

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? 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 backcountry 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 the night at Great Escape Cabins.

Fishing Guide

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.

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