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Situated on the fish-filled shores of the French River, Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge allows you to experience Ontario fishing at its finest. Reel in boatloads of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, muskie, whitefish, and even sturgeon! Located on a pine-speckled, four-square-mile island, phenomenal fishing surrounds you from all sides. If you'd prefer to stay dry, hike the various nature trails and soak up the sun on the sprawling deck. After a day of aquatic adventures, warm up by your cottage's elegant fireplace and savor the simple life!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 15 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Noelville
  • Nearby Water French River
  • Open Dates All Year


Known for supplying a wealth of walleye, the French River is truly a natural wonder. Its crystal clear waters provide the best chance for this trophy fish during the early spring months.


The landscape surrounding the French River will have outdoor enthusiasts reaching for their cameras. The foaming Chaudiere Rapids and towering pine trees surround this meandering river, supplying many photo opportunities.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Bird Watching
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Fishing Guides
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Nearest Airports

  • Sudbury Airport (YSB) / 39.2 miles
  • North Bay Airport (YYB) / 53.2 miles
  • Manitoulin East Municipal Airport (YEM) / 69.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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