The waters of the Upper French River have long been known for their abundance of giant muskellunge, the king of freshwater fish. Deriving its name for this sought-after gamefish, Lunge Lodge sits perched on the edge of 50,000 acres of sparkling Canadian water.
FUN FOR EVERYONE
For more than 60 years, Lunge Lodge has provided anglers and their families access to this unspoiled wilderness. Why not experience it for yourself?
Clean cottages, personal attention, outstanding home-cooked meals and a variety of recreational activities make this the ideal place for family vacations and unique fishing adventures with friends and coworkers.
The waters of the region abound with musky, northern pike, walleye, small and large mouth bass and plenty of delicious panfish.
Fishing conditions are excellent from the season's opening and continue on through the fall. In late May, fishermen can enjoy outstanding fishing, although they should be prepared for black flies and mosquitoes. Visitors can explore the river and its many bays and our staff can point you to their favorite "honey holes".
"It's the whole experience", says co-owner Todd Klaas. "You can fish in other areas, but you won't find this kind of pristine remoteness". Find out for yourself: The endless adventure of the Upper French River awaits
AREA RICH IN HISTORY
Discovered by the early French explorer Etienne Brulé in 1610, the region became an important link to the Canadian West for fur traders and settlers. Now, with modern transportation, easy access to the region provides sightseers and sportsmen with the perfect wilderness getaway.
Lunge Lodge is located 550 miles from Pittsburgh, PA., 500 miles from Cleveland, Ohio and only 300 miles from Buffalo, NY.
In addition to outstanding fishing, Lunge Lodge offers a number of other recreational opportunities. Enjoy swimming off our dock, sunbathing, canoeing, flatwater kayaking and paddle-boating.
Guests can square-off with a challenging game of horseshoes or "corn toss" -or- just sit back and watch.
Bring your camera along on day-hikes to snap shots of the beautiful natural landscape and wildlife population. See mink, otter, deer, moose and black bear. The area is alive with many species of birds including the northern loon, bald eagle, osprey, black duck, wood duck, pileated woodpecker and wood thrush.
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
Backwater Adventure, for the adventurous
outdoorsman, Lunge Lodge offers its exciting BACKWATER ADVENTURE. Our staff
can take you to remote lakes that are only accessible by canoe portage.
Teeming with fish, these isolated backwater ponds await your discovery. The
trek isn't easy, but the rewards of fishing in virgin waters are well worth