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About Moon River Falls

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This waterfall is only visitable by canoe or boat. Fortunately, it is not a long paddle away from a car park. This is only one of a number of beautiful, unspoiled small-medium sized waterfalls in the western portion of Muskoka.

The upper portion of the falls is often constricted through a narrow notch, while the lower portion, about 100 m downstream, is a gentler, wider cascade. Photos shared online usually show lots of visitors during summer. Unfortunately, it is also the scene of several recent drownings. You must be careful here.

You may be able to boat or paddle from the marina at Wood's Bay. This would require a trip of about 7 km. Alternative, you may be able to paddle from Moon River Cottages, for a shorter 2.5 km trip. Both of these places are private businesses, so please call ahead to see if they allow use of their facilities for this purpose.

The driving directions lead to the marina at Woods Bay, just for convenience for those that may set out from here.

Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Muskoka
Near Moon River
Watercourse Moon River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 18%
Ownership Crown Land
Landscape Wilderness
Size Medium
Type Cascade
Modification Natural
Access Shorter Water Route
Top / Bottom /
Trail conditions Shorter Water Route
Hiking Time
Coordinates 45.1052,-79.9229
Site ID WOO.MUS.040
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.