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Mara Provincial Park

181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
+1 705-326-4451
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Snug and perfect size!

Great park! I have been to much larger ones, but this small park with 100 campsite was quite the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angelica A
Small and nice

A small park by Ontario standards, this is still nice with a decent waterfront on Lake Simcoe and a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
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181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
+1 705-326-4451
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great park! I have been to much larger ones, but this small park with 100 campsite was quite the surprise. Less people in general, great sized beach. Play ground at beach for kids. Washrooms were clean. Campsite sizes were large. Water was warm, clear, sandy.

Thank Angelica A
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A small park by Ontario standards, this is still nice with a decent waterfront on Lake Simcoe and a small beach. The beach is evidently not natural, as the sand has been imported, but it feels in place. There are also a couple of short...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I liked this campground for the following reasons: Great beach, lots of space. Not too far from the GTA Close to town in case you forgot something Site 96 which we were on, was decent. The mosquitos are bad, yes, but what do you expect....More

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing beach. Lots of sand and grass. The water is clear and just the right temperature. We went during the week so it wasn't super busy. Would definitely go back.

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The good: The beach Close to stores for supplies The bad: Muddy camp sites Mosquitos are huge! The beach was nice but the weather for Canada Day was poor so we couldn't use it. We did not try the trail as the mosquitos were everywhere...More

Thank haleyz81
Reviewed 29 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
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Angelica A
19 June 2017|
Response from Ken R |
Yes. It is clear in Sandy. Water shoes are not needed
Dawn K
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.
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