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Mara Provincial Park

181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
+1 705-326-4451
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A Small Park with a Fabulous Beach

Mara Provincial Park is close to Orillia at the north end of Lake Simcoe on the Trent-Severn... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Jim T
Orillia, Canada

Their is something magical about walking in these amazing woods with your dog. Just don't do it... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Ken R
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181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
+1 705-326-4451
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Mara Provincial Park is close to Orillia at the north end of Lake Simcoe on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Most of the campsites are large and many are grassed, with moderate to full shade. With the lovely canopy of trees, it's a great spot in hot...More

2  Thank Jim T
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Their is something magical about walking in these amazing woods with your dog. Just don't do it from Victoria Day until after Labour day and please pick up after poochie. This is one of my favorite places to come and feel the majesty of the...More

2  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We recently moved around the corner. Did not even know about the park. Took our bikes and travelled through. We were pleasantly surprised. The beach was large and the water clear. The camping area was filled. Certainly seemed a favourite spot. Going back this summer...More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Mara Provincial Park/Beach is a decent option for a day at the beach with the family. Here are some info/tips on Mara: -- Small beach compared to Wasaga/Sauble ... so getting there early is key if yiu want a good spot ... lots of shade...More

Thank Abdus N
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We did not camp but this was a busy little place. Not a huge campground but everyone seemed to be having a good time. Most lots seemed big with fair privacy. The beach is not a bad size but very busy. Lots of families with...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect this to be such an awesome Provincial Park! Not only is it 1.15 hrs from my home town of Brooklin...large wooded camp site (we had site #32 and fits our trailer and more!)...clean showers/washrooms (strong shower pressure!!!)...sandy clean shallow beach...Walmart/Timmie/Wild Wing/McDonald's/Casino Rama...More

2  Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The lots are nice and big and somewhat private. The showers were very cold and not very clean. Laundry facilities would be nice for travellers from far away

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We love this beach.We get to it by boat and anchor within 20 ft and walk to shore on a clean sandy bottom. The beach is a wonderful play ground and we bring our young grand kids whenever they visit. We also like to take...More

1  Thank IanR772
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went for a day trip Lovely clear water Dog accessible Great for paddle boarding and swimming Boaters too! Trails to walk Bring an umbrella for shade

2  Thank joczamp123
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Price matches location rather than park itself (got to love cottage country.) There isn't much to Mara other than the beach. The beach is nice enough, and was clean. The size means that you're quite packed, and with a lot of young families expect a...More

1  Thank maddycutts
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Angelica A
In the swimming area, is the water clear & sandy? Any seaweed? Rocks? Wondering if water shoes are needed.
20 June 2017|
Response from Ken R |
Yes. It is clear in Sandy. Water shoes are not needed
Dawn K
Can you bring a powerboat for waterskiing?
30 March 2017|
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Response from Jim T | Reviewed this property |
No. The water is too shallow along the entire shoreline of the park. However, there are some good boat launch locations near the park.
Anyone know if there are charcoal barbecues for day use?
29 July 2016|
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Response from joczamp123 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know - but if you call the front people are very helpful - I have a feeling I saw someone one the beach with charcoal