The lodge is located off the easterly end of 18 Mile island at the junction of North and Main channels of the river. The surrounding landscape is awe-inspiring with 6 sets of white water rapids as close as 1/4 mile from camp to the Chaudiere rapids which are 10 miles from camp. Combine this with hundreds of miles of deep shoreline, and numerous bays and islands and you’ll quickly realize why fishing on the the French River is one of the most beautiful and relaxing experiences in Ontario. The nature enthusiasts can enjoy hiking the marked trails of the island which lead to 2 sets of rapids and a huge beaver colony.
This video shows by air a 10 mile stretch of the French River from Chaudiere rapids to Crane’s Lochaven Lodge on Commanda island which is across from the pine rapids.