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French region

Ed note: Route information for the region is posted also in the CCR Routes section, at
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/447/canoeroutes

Coverage.
The French River and its tributaries, including Lake Nipissing, Hall River, Little French River, Mercer Lake, Murdock River, Pickerel River, Restoule River, lower Wanapitei River (below Wanapitei Lake), Wolseley River.
The Pickerel River and its tributaries, including Dollars Lake, Grundy Lake PP, Kawigamog Lake, Pakeshkag River and the Wolf River.
The upper Key River and its tributaries (above Hwy 69/400, infrequently paddled). The lower Key River is used primarily to access the Bay or to return from it, and so Routes on it are filed in the Georgian Bay Coast folder, at
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 07&t=33994
The upper Still River and its tributaries (above Hwy 69/400), especially Noganosh Lake, Smoky Lake and Island Lake; the lower Still River is rarely paddled, if at all. Although the Still River is a tributary of the Magnetawan River, and so Routes on it properly belong to region Georgian Bay basin, Noganosh Lake and Smoky Lake are most often accessed from the Pickerel River, and so corresponding Routes are filed here instead.

Neighbouring CCR regions.
Ed note: Some folders may contain Routes lying partly in the French River region.
Georgian Bay basin.
Ed note: The French, Pickerel, Key and Still Rivers are excluded. http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 07&t=36202
Georgian Bay coast.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 07&t=33994
Killarney.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=33993
Ottawa.
Ed note: Information regarding the La Vase portages, perhaps of interest to French River paddlers, is provided at
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=36207
Temagami.
Ed note: Contains Routes on the Wanapitei River from the source to the south end of Wanapitei Lake.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=34021

French River and region. Information.
Ed note: Not to be confused with the French River in Quetico PP.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler's Guide to) Killarney and the French River. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2006).
Campbell, William A. The French and Pickerel Rivers, Their History and Their People. Journal Printing, Sudbury (1990).
Courtin, Gerald M. A little NATURAL HISTORY OF NORTHERN GEORGIAN BAY. Source: White Squall.
http://www.whitesquall.com/pdf/naturalhistory03.pdf
Harting, Toni. French River - Canoeing the River of the Stick-Wavers. Boston Mills Press, Erin (1996). Ed comment: All you could ask for, and more.
http://www.canoe.ca/AllAboutCanoes/book_french.html
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Toni Harting.
Title at source: French River: A Short River with a Long History.
French River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_River_(Ontario)
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/French/French_e.htm
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/French/French_e.php
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/French/French-M_e.php
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/French/French-F_e.php
http://www.frenchriver.ca/
http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/cat ... nch-river/
https://www.google.com/search?q=french+ ... 60&bih=631
http://www.visitgeorgianbay.ca/videos.cfm?videoid=160
http://www.blackfeather.com/canoe/canoe_frenchriver.htm
http://discoveryroutes.ca/french-river/
Video.
http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/for ... trip-video
Canadian Geographic, September 2013 issue.
http://travelclub.canadiangeographic.ca ... river.aspx
Chaudière dams.
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-prop ... c-eng.html
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/ea ... s-eng.html
http://ufrca.com/index.php?page=water_level
http://lnsbr.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/u ... t-Plan.pdf
https://www.google.ca/search?q=chaudier ... QsAQ&dpr=1
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Chaudi%C ... 60&bih=667
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=898499
Dokis.
http://www.dokisfirstnation.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dokis_Indian_Reserve_No._9
http://www.dokismarina.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/DokisPowwow
http://www.riverviewcottagesdokis.ca/
http://www.okikendawthydro.com/
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2009/08/1 ... this-story
http://www.okikendawthydro.com/draftenvironmental.pdf
https://www.google.ca/search?q=dokis&es ... QsAQ&dpr=1
LeBelle, Wayne F. Dokis: Since Time Immemorial. “Field, Ont. : WFL Communications, 2006.”
Finding history on the French River.
http://activehistory.ca/2012/09/thinkin ... nch-river/
French River ghost town.
http://www.ghosttownpix.com/ontario/towns/frenchr.html
http://www.ghosttownpix.com/ontario/intros/frenchr.html
http://www.ghosttownpix.com/ontario/maps/frenchmap.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BCDhBA_iFI
http://www.ontarioabandonedplaces.com/p ... ckerel.asp
https://www.google.com/search?q=french+ ... 60&bih=667
A brief history of the French River.
Author: Jack_1962.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 384417613/
Photos and videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JrDnMb1-RQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LkLhdK5jm8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stq-KyF6Mf0
http://www.pbase.com/ronj/french_river
http://www.pinterest.com/ontarioparks/french-river/
https://www.google.com/search?q=french+ ... 60&bih=667
http://outdoorcanada.ca/22270/fishing/t ... shing-trip
French River Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/fren.html
http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/frenchriver
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Riv ... ncial_Park
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Re ... tario.html
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume ... pp0002.pdf
https://www.google.com/search?q=french+ ... 60&bih=667
Friends of French River Heritage Park.
Contact information is provided at
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/friends.html
French River features.
Lake Nipissing, … , Dokis Island and Dokis (road access).
On river right: Little French River, Free Flowing Channel, Hall River, etc.
On river left (Chaudière Channel): Chaudière Dam, Upper Chaudière Rapids, Lower Chaudière Rapids (road access), Restoule Bay and confluence of the Restoule River, The Ducks.
Confluence of the Free Flowing Channel (terminating at Five Finger Rapids).
Wolseley Bay on river right (road access at Pine Cove).
North Channel (on river right, starts past Wolseley Bay; Eighteen Mile Island lies on river left). Cedar Rapids, Ash Bay, Caulkins Island, Wigwam Islands, Ouellette Rapids, power lines, Rangers Bay on right, Eighteen Mile Bay, Cow Bay, Meshaw Falls (Stony Rapids on left channel), enter Dry Pine Bay (Murdock River confluence), junction with the Main Channel.
Main Channel (on river left, starts above Wolseley Bay; Eighteen Mile Island lies on river right). Start of the Five-Mile Rapids, Commanda Island (channel with rapids on river left), Little Pine Rapids, Big Pine Rapids, Double Rapids at Point Edward, Double Rapids Island (The Ladder (often dry) on river right; Blue Chute on river left), Little Parisien Rapids, island (map says Big Parisien Rapids on river right, Devil Chute on river left, but I recall disagreeing with the topo somewhere near here), Hammerhead Bay (river right), Crooked Rapids, T Bay (river left), Cross Island, Parisien Island (Bark Bay on river right, Two Mile Bay on river left), Haystack Islands, outlet from Byrne Lake, power lines (Balmer Bay on river right, Horseshoe Bay on river left), Cantin Island and Lost Child Bend, Four Mile Island (on river right: Canoe Pass; on river left: Deer Bay and Little French Rapids (access to Cantin Lake and the Pickerel River), narrows, marinas, CP line and settlement of French River, Bon Air (settlement).
Hwy 69/400, (Fourteen Mile Island on river left), Recollet Falls (portage river left), First Rapids, X Bay (river right), Flowerpot Bay (river right; connected to Hartley Bay via Badger Lake?), Little Flat Rapids, CN line, Ox Island, Washpan Bay (river right), Pickerel Bay (river left; confluence of the Pickerel River), Ox Bay, Canoe Channel breaks away to the left, Wanapitei Bay (Wanapitei River confluence; connected to Hartley Bay), Main Outlet breaks away to the left, Western Channel continues straight ahead.
After this, better look at a topo or Toni Harting’s book for the many channels of what is called the French River Delta.
French River Resorts.
http://www.frenchriverresorts.com/resorts.shtml
Key River.
Ed note: The lower part (below Hwy 69/400) forms the southern boundary of CCR’s French River region; paddlers use it primarily to access Georgian Bay. The upper part is paddled infrequently. In short, I saw no need to provide more than what follows.
http://www.oodmag.com/community/showthr ... orgian-Bay
https://georgianbaybasshole176.wordpress.com/
https://www.google.com/search?q=key+riv ... 60&bih=667
Restoule River, Restoule Provincial Park and Misikew Provincial Park.
Information is posted below, in the Subregion upper French River
Voyageur Channel.
The "Voyageur Channel" marked on the present topos is not the channel used by the Voyageurs. They used instead the "Old Voyageur Channel" (not marked on some topos), as discussed in Toni Harting's book. It was Eric Morse (Fur Trade Canoe Routes of Canada / Then and Now, University of Toronto Press, 1969) who used the old journals to locate the correct route,
http://www.ottertooth.com/che-mun/109/109-5.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zTOuUmN0Ks
http://www.parkerclan.ca/frenchriver2011.php
http://yaktraveller.blogspot.ca/2012/07 ... -with.html
http://cmkl.ca/frenchriver/route.php
http://www.canoedog.ca/2012/12/french-r ... night.html
http://vimeo.com/9059142
Wanapitei River.
Route and Information entries are posted below, in the Subregion lower French River.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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List of subregions and sections.
To assist the paddler, I constructed five subregions to hold Route entries; for two, I constructed also sections. Route entries are filed in the following order.
Subregion upper French.
Routes on the French River and its tributaries, above Hwy 69/400.
Sections. Nipissing, French, Restoule.
Subregion upper French and lower French.
Routes on the French River and its tributaries, with substantial reaches both above and below Hwy 69/400.
Subregion lower French.
Routes on the French River and its tributaries, below Hwy 69/400.
Sections. French, Wanapitei.
Subregion upper Pickerel.
Routes on the Pickerel River and its tributaries, with substantial reaches above Hwy 69/400.
Subregion lower Pickerel.
Routes on the Pickerel River and its tributaries, with substantial reaches below Hwy 69/400.


Start subregion upper French.

Coverage.
Routes on the French River (and its tributaries, primarily the Restoule River) above Hwy 69/400, plus Routes on Lake Nipissing.

Specific inclusions.
French River (and Free Flowing Channel), Hall River (Mercer Lake), Little French River, Memesagamesing River, Restoule River.

Ed note: Route entries for the subregion are filed using three sections: Nipissing, French and Restoule.

Start section Nipissing of subregion upper French.

Ed note: Information on the La Vase portages is provided in the file for CCR’s Ottawa region, at
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=36207

Lake Nipissing. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nipissing
http://www.lakenipissingoutdoors.com/
http://nipissing.com/
http://www.nipissing.net/
http://www.fishnipissing.com/
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/ea ... n-eng.html
http://www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp?c=57378
https://www.google.ca/search?q=lake+nip ... QsAQ&dpr=1
Cache Bay.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nipissing
http://www.ruralroutes.com/orr_city_pag ... ache%20Bay
http://images.ourontario.ca/WestNipissing/2329436/data
https://www.google.ca/search?q=cache+ba ... QsAQ&dpr=1
Callander.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callander,_Ontario
http://www.mycallander.ca/
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotels-g67264 ... otels.html
http://www.almaguinweb.com/almaguin_map/callander.html
http://www.almaguinhighlands.com/almagu ... ander.html
Garden Village.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipissing_10,_Ontario
http://www.nfn.ca/
http://www.ibegin.com/directory/ca/onta ... 6-semo-rd/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=garden+v ... QsAQ&dpr=1
Lavigne.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nipissing
http://www.ruralroutes.com/orr_city_pag ... ty=Lavigne
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g2426 ... tions.html
http://www.400eleven.com/lavigne.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=lavigne+ ... QsAQ&dpr=1
North Bay.
http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Bay,_Ontario
http://www.visitblueskyregion.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g1550 ... tions.html
http://www.nugget.ca/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=north+ba ... QsAQ&dpr=1
Sturgeon Falls.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nipissing
http://sturgeonfalls.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g9408 ... tions.html
http://koa.com/campgrounds/sturgeon-falls/local-area/
http://www.westnipissing.ca/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=sturgeon ... QsAQ&dpr=1
Nepewassi River.
Ed note: Tributary of the Veuve River, which flows into Lake Nipissing.
http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/cat ... ssi-river/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Mashkinonje Provincial Park. Information.
Location: The west end of Lake Nipissing, off Hwy 64 (between Noëlville and Lavigne).
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperating/mashkinonje
http://www.mashkinonje.com/
http://journiackery.com/visiting-mashki ... cial-park/
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/v ... ncial-park
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/v ... ncial-park
http://cottagelife.com/47399/entertaini ... ncial-park
http://www.mashkinonjelodge.com/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Mashkinonje Provincial Park. Online, Journal.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: Viki Mather.
Route description: Overnight trip in and near the park.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/mashkinonje-park
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End section Nipissing of subregion upper French.

Start section French of subregion upper French.

French River, upper. Dam below Lake Nipissing to Dry Pine Bay. Online, Notes.
Author: Erhard Kraus.
http://pages.interlog.com/~erhard/newpage1.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Commanda Island loop, from Wolseley Bay. Online, Notes, Journal.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: Richard Munn.
Ed note: The Technical Guide (my Notes) provides portage and directional information, but no campsite information.
Ed note: The party traversed the loop in the direction opposite to that in the following Route description.
Route description (unspecified source): Wolseley Bay, southeast between Commanda Island and Dokis Reserve, loop around Commanda Island (First Rainy Rapid, Flat Rainy Rapid, Third Rainy Rapid, around the tip), main channel of the French River (Big Pine Rapids, Little Pine Rapids), Wolseley Bay and marina.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/commanda-island-loop
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Chaudière Dam to Hwy 69/400. Notes.
Canoe Routes of Ontario. A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991).
Route description (number 78): Chaudière Dam, French River features, French River village (Rte 607 and Hwy 69/400).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Near Dokis Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Trip Advisor.
Author: unknown.
Places mentioned are Bob’s Bay, Big Chaudière Dam, Lake Nipissing.
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserRevie ... tario.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Near Five Mile Bay. Online, Journal, Photos, Map.
Source: Private site (My Ontario Outdoor Adventures).
Author: Jack_1962.
Route description: Noelville, Dokis Reserve Road, Dokis, upstream to Five Mile Bay; day trips; return.
Title at source: Canoeing on the French River, Ontario, south of Lake Nipissing, around Okikendawt Island (Dokis Indian Reserve), July 14-22, 2010.
Report.
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2010/ ... -2010.html
Photos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962 ... 4928339368
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Dokis and Lake Nipissing. Online, Journal, Photo.
Authors: Bill and Janice Stauttener.
Route description: River View Marina, Concord Island, Little French River, Free Flowing Channel, Otter Bay, Bear Bay, Five Finger Rapids, Main Channel, Boom Island, Marshall Island, Satchels Bay, Sumner Island, Hunters Bay, Hunt Island, Comfort Island, marina.
http://billandjanice.stauttener.com/Can ... 0Dokis.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Near Dokis. Online, Notes.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: unknown.
Route description: Hwy 64 through Monetville, Dokis (settlement and marina), downstream, around “Burnt Island”, upstream to Dokis.
Ed note: This entry is included for two reasons (only), the access point and the Comments.
CCR Member Comments by Fondu Hagasaki and Paul Berry.
Title at source: French River-Upper End.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/french-river-upper-end
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Dokis and Bobs Bay. Online, Journal, Photos, Maps.
Source: Private site (My Ontario Outdoor Adventures).
Author: Jack_1962.
Content: Description of day trips from Bobs Bay.
Title at source: Canoeing on the French River, Ontario, south of Lake Nipissing, July 03-08, 2011.
Report.
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2011/ ... dokis.html
Photos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962 ... 463526200/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Wolseley Bay, downstream to rapids, return. Online, Notes.
Author: unknown.
Route description: Pine Cove, Wolseley Bay, French River, Five Finger Rapids and Little French River, "Rainy Rapids, "Double Rapids", "Blue Chute", Parisien Rapids", "The Ladder". "Rainy Rapids" or "Big Pine Rapids", "Little Pine Rapid", Wolseley Bay and Pine Cove.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-French-R ... ury-ON-310
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Wolseley Bay to Big Pine Rapids; return. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Yuri.
Title at source: French River Revisited. Wolseley Bay to Big Pine Rapids and Back (June 22nd and 23rd - 1984).
http://missinaibi-yuri.blogspot.ca/2007 ... -1984.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Wolseley Bay to Little Parisien Rapids; return. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: boothash.
Route description: Return trip (17.4 miles, three days) from Wolseley Bay to Little Parisien Rapids.
Title at source: Upper French River.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=253017
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Wolseley Bay area downstream to Blue Chute; return. Online, Guide.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: Sean Purcell.
Ed note: “North Channel” here means Wolseley Bay at the end of Rte 528A.
Route description: Wolseley Bay. Little Pine Rapids, Big Pine Rapids, Double Rapids, The Ladder and Blue Chute; return.
Title at source: North Channel French River.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/north- ... ench-river
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Wolseley Bay to Big Pine Rapids; return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Yuri Amatnieks.
Route description:
Title at source: French River revisited. Wolseley Bay to Big Pine Rapids and back.
http://missinaibi-yuri.blogspot.ca/2007 ... -1984.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Wolseley Bay to Dry Pine Bay. Online, Photos.
Author: Tom Angelakis.
Route description: French River features.
Title at source: Wolseley Bay to Dry Pine Bay, Fall CCR "Gathering" (September 29 - October 3, 2000).
http://tomangelakis.tripod.com/french_r ... hering.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Wolseley Bay and Rainy Island. Online, Journal, Photos, Maps.
Source: Private site (My Ontario Outdoor Adventures).
Author: Jack_1962.
Content: Description of day trips in the area.
Title at source: Canoeing on the French River (Wolseley Bay) and in Killarney Park, Ontario, August 21-29, 2011.
Report.
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2011/ ... arney.html
Photos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962 ... 955123754/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Eighteen Mile Island Loop. Online, Journal, Photo.
Authors: Bill and Janice Stauttener.
Route description: Loon’s Landing, Ouellette Rapids, Wigwam Island, Ash Bay, Cedar Rapids, Commanda Island, Blue Chute, Crooked Rapids, Dalton’s Point, Canoe Pass, Dry Pine Bay, Loon’s Landing.
http://billandjanice.stauttener.com/Can ... Island.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Eighteen Mile Island loop. Guide.
Callan, Kevin. A Paddler’s Guide to Killarney and the French River. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2006). Title at source: Eighteen Mile Island Loop.
Also Callan, Kevin. Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill and Buffalo (2011). Title at source: Eighteen Mile Island Loop.
Also Callan, Kevin. A Paddler’s Guide to Ontario. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003). Title at source: The French River: A Historic Waterway. Route 1: Eighteen Mile Island Loop.
Route description: Dry Pine Bay (Loon’s Landing Resort), Meshaw Falls, Eighteen Mile Bay, North Channel, Ouellette Rapids, Wigwam Islands, Caulkins Island, Cedar Rapids, Little Pine Rapids and Commanda Island, Big Pine Rapids, Point Edward, Blue Chute and The Ladder, Big Parisien Rapids, Devil Chute, Little Parisien Rapids, Crooked Rapids, Cross Island, Haystack Islands, hydro lines, Canoe Pass, Dry Pine Bay.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Eighteen Mile Island loop. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Worth.
Route description: Loon’s Landing, Dry Pine Bay, Meshaw Falls, Eighteen Mile Bay, North Channel, Caulkins Island, Cedar Rapids, Rainy Island, Little Pine Rapids, Big Pine Rapids, Blue Chute, Little Parisien Rapids, Big Parisien Rapids, Crooked Rapids, Lost Child Bend, Dry Pine Bay.
Title at source: French River: Eighteen Mile Island Report (lengthy) .
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=18650
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Eighteen Mile Island loop. Online, Journal, Notes, Photos.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author of journal: Richard Munn.
Route description: Loon’s Landing (Dry Pine Bay), Bigwood Bay, Meshaw Falls, Eighteen-Mile Bay, French River, bridge, Cedar Rapids, Wolseley Bay, Little Pine Rapids, Big Pine Rapids, Double Rapids, Blue Chute, Big Parisien Rapids, Devil Chute, Dry Pine Bay.
Ed note: The Technical Guide (my Notes) provides portage and directional information, but no campsite information.
CCR Member Comments by Dale Young, Dan Dupuis, Bob Shiell, S Hrynyk, Matthew Eberly and Jonathan Schmidt.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/french ... sland-loop
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, upper. Eighteen Mile Bay, North Channel; return. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum
Author: RAY1984.
Route description: Eighteen Mile Bay, rapids, bridge, North Channel, rapids; return due to dangerous situation.
Title at source: French river 18 mile island loop...well sort of.
Report:
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=38092
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Mercer Lake, Hall River, Little Chaudière Dam, Free Flow Channel; return. Online, Notes.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: unknown.
Route description: Hwy 64 past Monetville. Mercer Lake and Hall River.
Ed note: At this point, I lost correspondence between the Route entry and the topo. The following provides excerpts from the Route entry from this point, in order.
Little Chaudière Dam, southeast on Little French River, sharp turn to the southwest, north toward the Free Flow(ing) Channel, west to the Little Chaudière Dam; retrace route to put-in.
Ed note: The Technical Guide provides portage and directional information, no campsite information.
Title at source: Little French River, Hall River, Mercer Lake.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/little ... ercer-lake
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Mercer Lake, Little French River, Wolseley River, West Arm of Lake Nipissing, French River, Little French River, Mercer Lake. Online, Notes.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: unknown.
Ed note: At two points, I lost correspondence between the Route entry and the topos.
Route description: Mercer Lake, Hall River, beaver dams and a small rapid, Little Chaudière Dam, Little French River, Five Finger Rapids, Wolseley Bay, up Wolseley River, under Hwy 64 bridge southwest of Monetville, Bear Lake, unnamed lake, Deer Bay, West Bay of Lake Nipissing, east to the French River and down it, Little French River, Hall River and Mercer Lake.
Ed note: The Technical Guide (my Notes) provides portage and directional information, but no campsite information.
Title at source: Mercer Lake - Little French Route.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/mercer ... ench-route
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Mercer Lake, Little French River, Five Finger Rapids, up French River, bay of Lake Nipissing, Little French River, Mercer Lake. Notes.
Canoe Routes of Ontario. A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991).
Route description (number 81): Mercer Lake (from Hwy 64), Hall River, Little French River, Free Flowing Channel (?, not mentioned at source), Five Finger Rapids, up the French River, bay of Lake Nipissing, westward, Little French River, Hall River, Mercer Lake.
Ed note: I don’t understand the references to “Wolseley River” and “Wolseley Bay”, and “Deer Bay”, for different reasons.
Title at source: Mercer Lake - Little French River Loop.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End section French of subregion upper French.

Start section Restoule of subregion upper French.

Information for section Restoule.
The Restoule and upper French River Canoe Routes.
Ed note: The following includes a map of the Dokis Canoe Route variation.
Ed note: Keep scrolling.
http://missinaibi-yuri.blogspot.ca/2007 ... tions.html
Restoule River.
Stub. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoule_River
Ed note: I found nothing else (worth posting) online for the river.
Restoule River features.
Commanda Lake (Commanda Creek confluence; access from Rte 524), Restoule and Rte 534, Restoule Lake, Grawbarger’s Rapids, Stormy Lake (Long Wing, Clear Lake and Stinking Bay), Scotts Dam, Lennon Lake, MacArthur’s Rapids, bridge, Restoule Bay (across from Dokis Island) of the Chaudière Channel of the French River.
Restoule Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/rest.html
http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/restoule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoule_Provincial_Park
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/v ... iver-trail
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/parksfx/caon1558
http://nomagichere.blogspot.com/2011/08 ... -2011.html
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.com/2011 ... tario.html
http://tips4camping.wordpress.com/2011/ ... the-rough/
https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... dg=feature
http://nomagichere.blogspot.ca/2011/08/ ... -2011.html
http://discoveryroutes.ca/loring-restoule/
https://www.google.com/search?q=restoul ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule Provincial Park. Online, Notes, Map.
Source: cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
Ed note: If you use this information, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières, Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak (FQCK).
http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca
Content: Map and information for day tripping on Stormy Lake, Clear Lake and the Restoule River.
http://192.77.51.51/~cleduc/Canot/Canad ... ntario.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule Provincial Park. Online, Journal, Photos, Map.
Source: Private site (My Ontario Outdoor Adventures).
Author: Jack_1962.
Content: Description of day trips on Restoule Lake and Stormy Lake.
Title at source: Restoule Provincial Park, Ontario, September 15-21, 2011.
Report.
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2011/ ... tario.html
Photos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962 ... 8606261077
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River, French River to Blue Chute; return. Online, Journal, Photos, Maps.
Source: Canoe Stories,
Author: Norm Hooper.
Route description: Restoule River features, French River, Main Channel, Double Rapids, Blue Chute, return upstream, Little French River, Five Finger Rapids, Free Flowing Channel, French River (Concord Island, Wright Island), Russell Island, up Restoule River to PP.
Title at source: French River Canoe Trip.
http://www.canoestories.com/french_river/default.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River, French River, Lake Nipissing, Shoal Creek, Restoule PP. Notes.
Canoe Routes of Ontario. A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991).
Route description (number 79; condensed): Restoule PP, Restoule River, Lennon Lake, Restoule Bay of French River, upstream, upper French River (part of Lake Nipissing), Shoal Creek, Bass Lake, Restoule PP.
Ed note: I don’t understand the reference to “Patterson Lake”.
Title at source: Restoule - Upper French River Loop.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River and upper French River. Guide.
Callan, Kevin. A Paddler’s Guide to The Rivers of Ontario and Quebec, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Also Callan, Kevin. A Paddler’s Guide to Killarney and the French River. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2006).
Route description: Restoule PP, Stormy Lake, Restoule River, Scott's Dam, Lennon Lake, MacArthur's Rapids, Restoule Bay, French River, east set of portages (Leonard Portage, Portage Channel, Chaudière Portage; none of them at Toporama), Dokis settlement, Lake Nipissing, Frank's Bay, Shoal Creek, Shoal Lake, Sand Creek (not at Toporama), Sand Lake (Bass Lake at Toporama), Clear Lake, Long Wing, Stormy Lake.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River and upper French River. Restoule River, French River, Lake Nipissing, Shoal Creek, Bass Lake, Restoule PP. Online, Notes.
Source: Canoeing Ontario.
Authors: Karen and Al.
Route description: Restoule PP, Stormy Lake, Restoule River, Scott’s Dam, Lennon Lake, MacArthur’s Rapids, Restoule Bay, French River, ... , Lake Nipissing, Frank’s Bay, Shoal Creek, Shoal Lake, Bass Lake, Clear Lake, Stormy Lake.
Title at source: Restoule -Upper French Canoe Route (Loop).
http://www.canoeingontario.ca/rest_french.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River and upper French River; loop. Online, Notes, Photos.
Author: David Lee.
Route description: Restoule PP, Restoule River, French River, Little French River, Lake Nipissing, Five Finger Rapids, Sand Lake, Restoule River.
Title at source: Restoule - Upper French River Loop; May 3-8 07.
http://paddlingtheredhelmet.blogspot.ca ... may-3.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River and upper French River. Restoule PP to Hwy 69. Online,
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: unknown.
Route description: Restoule PP, Restoule River features, French River junction, downstream (Chaudière Channel), Little Pine Rapids, Big Pine Rapids, Point Edward, Blue Chute, Big Parisien Rapids, Devil Chute, Little Parisien Rapids, Crooked Rapids, Cross Island, Owl’s Head Rock, transmission line, Lost Child Bend, Hwy 69 bridge, French River Supply Post.
Ed note: The Technical Guide provides portage and directional information, only a little campsite information.
CCR Member Comment by Dmitri.
Title at source: French River - Restoule to Hwy 69.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/french ... highway-69
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River, up French River, Lake Nipissing, Shoal Creek, Shoal Lake, Clear Lake, Restoule PP. Online, Notes, Journal.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: Dirk Dixon.
Route description: Restoule PP, Restoule River features, Restoule Bay of the French River, upstream, portage across Keso Point, Upper Chaudière Falls, Dokis, tow upstream past Satchels Bay to Frank’s Bay (at the west end of Lake Nipissing), up Shoal Creek (Bass Creek at source), Shoal Lake, up Sand Creek, Bass Lake, portage to Clear Lake, Watt Lake (not found on topo), Stormy Lake, Grawbarger’s Rapids, Restoule Lake and Restoule PP.
CCR Member Comment by Jesse.
Ed note: The Technical Guide (my Notes) provides portage and directional information, but no campsite information.
Title at source: Restoule-Upper French Route.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/restou ... ench-route
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Yuri Amatnieks.
Title at source: Restoule River (In Remembrance of a Friend).
http://missinaibi-yuri.blogspot.ca/2007 ... riend.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River, Memesagamesing River, French River, Restoule River, Restoule PP. Notes.
Canoe Routes of Ontario. A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991).
Route description (number 80): Restoule PP, Lennon Lake, Portage Creek and Portage Lake (neither mentioned explicitly; must-be status), Memesagamesing Lake, Memesagamesing River, French River at Commanda Island, northeast then northwest, Chaudière Channel, Restoule Bay, up the Restoule River to Restoule PP.
Ed note: I don’t understand the reference to “Patterson Lake”.
Title at source: Dokis Loop.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Restoule River, Memesagamesing Lake and River, French River, Restoule River. Online, Notes.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Author: unknown.
Ed note: The Technical Guide (my Notes) provides portage and directional information, but no campsite information.
Route description: Restoule PP and Lake and River, bridge and Grawbarger’s Rapids, Stormy Lake, Restoule River, Scotts Dam, Lennon Lake, Portage Creek, Portage Lake, Smith’s Bay (not at mytopo) of Memesagamesing Lake, Memesagamesing Lake Dam, Memesagamesing River, Playfair Lake, French River, upstream (Chaudière Channel), Restoule Bay, up Restoule River, bridge, MacArthur’s Rapids, Lennon Lake, Scotts Dam, Stormy Lake, … , Restoule PP.
Title at source: Dokis Route.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/dokis-route
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End section Restoule of subregion upper French.

End subregion upper French.


Start subregion upper French and lower French.

Coverage.
Content: Routes primarily on the French River, with substantial reaches both above and below Hwy 69/400.

La Vase portage, Lake Nipissing, French River, Georgian Bay. Online, Guide.
Source: cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
Ed note: If you use this information, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières, Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak (FQCK).
http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca
Content: One page of text, one road map, 13 pages of annotated river maps (Pickerel route past Hwy 69 and so the Recollet Falls area is omitted).
http://192.77.51.51/~cleduc/Canot/Canad ... chExns.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sault Ste Marie to Ottawa; via North Channel, French River, Mattawa River and Ottawa River. Online, Notes, Map.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Routes section.
Author: Ben.
Route description: Sault Ste Marie, Saint Mary’s River, St Joseph Island, Thessalon, Blind River, Aird Island, Little Current, Killarney, up French River, Lake Nipissing, North Bay, Mattawa River, Mattawa, Deux Rivieres, Stonecliffe, Deep River, Petawawa, Fort Coulonge, Arnprior, Ottawa.
Title at source: Sault to Ottawa.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/sault-ottawa
http://soo2ottawa.blogspot.com/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River. Chaudière to Georgian Bay. Guide.
Reid, Ron and Janet Grand. Canoeing Ontario’s Rivers: Great Canoe Trips in Canada’s Northern Wilderness. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco (1986). Ed note: Out of print but well worth a search.
Route description: Chaudière, Restoule River confluence, Little Pine Rapids, Big Pine Rapids, Blue Chute and The Ladder, Little Parisien Rapids, Devil's Chute, Big Parisien Rapids, Crooked Rapids, Cross Island, Lost Child Bend, Hwy 69, Recollet Falls, First Rapids, Pickerel River confluence, Canoe Channel, Main Outlet, Dalles Rapids; several possible exits.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, Georgian Bay and Key River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Yuri Amatnieks.
Route description: Wolseley Bay, Five-Mile Rapids, … , Hwy 69/400, Recollet Falls, … , Bad River Channel?, Georgian Bay, The Fingerboards, Key River and Hwy 69/400.
Title at source: French River Ontario -1979 (Wolseley Bay to Key Harbour.
http://missinaibi-yuri.blogspot.ca/2007 ... -1979.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River and Pickerel River. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: XCOttawa.
Author: Megan McTavish.
Route description: Five days on the French and Pickerel Rivers, above and below Hwy 69, including Georgian Bay.
Title at source: Canoeing the French River.
http://www.xcottawa.ca/articles.php?id=2279
Map.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4697037
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River and Pickerel River. Fourteen Mile and Eighteen Mile Islands loop. Online, Journal, Photo.
Authors: Bill and Janice Stauttener.
Route description: Dry Pine Bay, Recollet Falls, Pickerel Bay, east on Pickerel River, Little French Rapids, Deer Bay, Eighteen Mile Bay, Cedar Rapids, Little Pine Rapids, etc.
http://billandjanice.stauttener.com/Can ... Island.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, Georgian Bay, lower Pickerel River, French River (North Channel). Round trip from Wolseley Bay. Online, Journal.
Source: Virtual Voyageur Canoe Club.
Author: Tripper Dave.
Route description: Wolseley Bay, Five-Mile Rapids, … , French River Supply Post, Recollet Falls, Flowerpot Bay, French River Lodge on Ox Bay, Western Outlet, Old Voyageur Channel, High Cross Channel, Devil’s Door, Georgian Bay, Sand Bay, Sabine Island, Outer Fox Islands, (Fox Creek), Dead Island Channel, up “Pickerel River”, portage to Pickerel River proper, settlement of Pickerel River (Bernie’s Place), CNR bridge, David’s Bay and North Channel, Hwy 69 bridge, Cantin Lake, Trestle Gully Lake, Little French River, Deer Bay, Main Channel, Dry Pine Bay, Meshaw Falls, Eighteen Mile Bay, French River (North Channel), Ouellette Rapids, Rainbow Camp, Cedar Rapids, Wolseley Bay.
Title at source: French River System.
http://www.vvcc.ca/logs/report.php?trip=2
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River. Online, Photos.
Places mentioned: Grundy Lake PP, French River (Fourmile Island and Recollet Falls).
Title at source: … Canoeing on the French River around Four-Mile Island and to the Recollet Falls.
Photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 981982034/
Photos and maps from another trip.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 566517499/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End subregion upper French and lower French.

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