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Mara Provincial Park

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Great Park

Used it 5 times in the last 4 years. Always clean, and the staff has always bee professional.The... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Orillia, Canada
Beautiful clean beach

It is a beautiful clean beach but pretty small. Perfect water temperature on a hot day. A great... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Brampton, Canada
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  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“provincial park”(14 reviews)
“sandy lake”(2 reviews)
“safe beach”(2 reviews)
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181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
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All reviews provincial park sandy lake safe beach great spot located close long weekend day trip good size play ground lots of picnic tables on site camping campsite shade trees bbq grass
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Used it 5 times in the last 4 years. Always clean, and the staff has always bee professional.The beach is great and the view is amazing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NeilOrillia
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We have been going to Mara with the grandchildren for 4 years now. Great safe beach and wonderfully sized camp sites. Added bonus Orillia a wonderful town close by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful clean beach but pretty small. Perfect water temperature on a hot day. A great spot for picnicking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 703richap
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Well you start off your visit spending $14.50 to get into the park..have cash I really don't know if they have debit machines. Find a spot to park and now you decide where am I settling in for the day..am I beaching it by testing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 16 July 2018

~ Stayed at MARA PROVINCIAL PARK JULY 13-15, 2018 ~~ Overall we liked this Provincial Park and would return. But there are a some points about it that are not the greatest..... ~ CHECK IN / OUT - check in was great. Very pleasant and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Camped for four nights bridging the Holliday long weekend. Was on site 31, which was more than sufficiently sized for our 30 ft travel trailer. The campground itself is quite small. The beach area is nice. There are no real hiking trails to speak of....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scottgN9189LO
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Our first time to Mara Provincial Park we stayed this week. Our site was large with moderate privacy. Beach is beautiful, not a long walk to the beach, lots of parking for those who don’t wish to walk. Comfort station at beach. Some stones at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank michael w
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Great family beach area for a day trip. Really nice scenic drive, good size beach area, lots of picnic tables and shade area and lots of sand area for the kids to play. Even has a small park area for the kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rgbedrosi
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a smaller Provincial Park but offers plenty to to do with a beautiful beach area, clean and well kept facilities and close to loads of attractions to keep anyone entertained. The staff were extremely friendly, informative and do a great job keeping the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Your on a road away from busy traffic. The water is clear for swimming. Peaceful good scenery. Overnight stays

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank deideadinside
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Angelica A
20 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