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Mara Provincial Park

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Address: 181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
Phone Number: 705-326-4451
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Nice place, close to amenities

Water was crystal clear ! Large beach with volleyball area. Boat rentals are very close by at reasonable prices. Showers need more attention to cleaning shelving walls and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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Timmins, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We chose this campground because of the beach. It was a fantastic beach for the kids and the water was very shallow all the way out to the buoys. Our campground was great. There were lots of trees and tables. There was a lot of between our lot and our neighbors which was nice. Our only disappointment was that the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Water was crystal clear ! Large beach with volleyball area. Boat rentals are very close by at reasonable prices. Showers need more attention to cleaning shelving walls and ceilings. Bathrooms were alright. Wood was soaked and had to be purchased from the campsite at $7. Per bag! But they do not have it stored where they are kept dry when... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Almost 130 km far from Toronto, with $14.5 entrance fee.Very clean and beautiful beach specially at sun set with shallow sandy lake of Simco. The campsite worth to stay with private shower.It is $47 for 6 person (regular size) or $71 for large size.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a beach destination park. There really isn't much more to do here. Lots a require nice and private but some are close to the road you drive on to enter the park. Overall very quiet and a must beach destination. Beautiful sand, clear water, south facing. Just great overall.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice area. Quiet with a several paths to follow. Re-energize your body and get out and enjoy the outdoors.

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We've been camping at Mara for almost 10 years. It's become a home to us. Beautiful beaches, cozy campsites, close to town. Yeah, the washrooms can be messy, but you're camping... So, I'm not sure why people are complaining. Showers are clean, mostly just the washroom floors that get dirty from the constant traffic. The beach is AMAZING. It's small... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This park is best for day use. The beach is big and safe for kids. Nice wetland trails. The camping sites are in the wetland and most aren't too private. McRae is better for camping.

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Orillia, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mara has a white sand beach, great swimming, walking trails, and nice areas to have a picnic on the lake.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

we have been camping here for over 16 years. It's definitely perfect for families with a large safe beach. The staff are friendly at the gate...easy access to wood and ice...plus close to town for last minute purchase. Kids are safe and MOST campers are respectful and quiet. The park staff are responsive if any issues. Lots of raccoons and... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

While I have not camped at this provincial park, I have spent many winter hours snowshoeing on the trails and onto Lake Simcoe. It is beautiful and easy to access. And, I do not understand why more people don't visit this gem. It is a peaceful spot to strap on snowshoes and go exploring!

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