Let your journey begin as you arrive at beautiful Key River which is just 3 1/2 hours north of Toronto. This is where you will leave your car and your cell phone (because it may not work), and get ready for an experience of a life time. As you stand on the dock waiting for your own personal Water Taxi, surrounded by your bags, fishing rods, and tackle boxes, the excitement of your adventure ahead is exhilarating. Whether you're here with family or some good friends, you are about to create memories that will last a lifetime! The 45 minute boat ride from Highway 69 to Camp McIntosh heads out the Key River, across part of Georgian Bay and into some of the most breath-taking fishing spots on earth. As you come around the corner into the French River Basin and get your first glimpse of Camp McIntosh...you see your home away from home for your stay with us.
History About Camp McIntosh
Camp McIntosh was opened in 1946 by Jim and Loretta McIntosh. The McIntosh families had been living at the mouth of the French River since the 1890’s. The Camp was built on Lots 13, 14 and 15 of the Town of Coponaning which is shown on the survey map and was never registered as a town. The Camp is located on King’s Island near the mouth of the French River.
Jim McIntosh built the cabins, furniture and docks as well as the boats. He was a boat builder by trade. The McIntosh’s ran the camp as an All-American Plan.
The McIntosh’s sold to Bruce Thompson and family in 1973, who also ran the camp as an All-American Plan. In 1978, Mr. Thompson purchased all the buildings from C.H. Gauthiers Fisheries. The lumber was used for repairs at the camp with the exception of the net making and repair shop, which was reconstructed at the camp and is still used today.
The French River was designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 1986 and was established as French River Provincial Park in 1989. Camp McIntosh is nearly surrounded by the park.
Madeleine Dubois-Roger purchased Camp McIntosh in 1995 and her husband Jim and her created a prosperous, fun and exciting camp for a steady stream of fisherman and hunters with many repeat customers. Through the years, there were many upgrades and improvements made to the camp including a new dining room with a full commercial kitchen.
In 2019 Madeleine and her husband, Jim, decided it was time to retire from and sold the camp.
Andre and Tracey Dupuis purchased Camp McIntosh in September 2019. They have been visiting Camp McIntosh for many years to lend a hand, fish, and create lasting relationships with Madeleine and Jim and fellow fishermen and women. They look forward to hosting new and old friends who are eager to experience the amazing fishing, hunting, and remoteness of Camp McIntosh with the continued All-American Plan.