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Mara Provincial Park

181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
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Ranked #14 of 15 attractions in Orillia
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Maras sites were fairly good. If You don't mind not A lot of privacy as that doesn't bother me. Beach was very clean and water was beautiful!! My biggest peeve was the showers stations and washrooms. We have travelled to various provincial parks and they have all been at the same very high standards. Mara was not. It was constantly... More

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Belleville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Mara Provincial Park has a large beach, which is unique to the provincial parks in the Lake Simcoe area. It is a large sandy beach, meant for swimmers of all ages, unlike what is found at McRae Point, Bass Lake or Sibbald Point. However, it also has a nature trail through a wetland, not far from the beach. I was... More

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Stayner, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Visited this park on a walk in basis for three nights...Site was not bad considering it is a non reservable site....due to some problems we had to stay on one site for 1 night and then go up to the office before 9 the next day to get one of the two sites that should become available after 2 that... More

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Mara is a very small park, for what that is worth. We booked our site rather last minute and had to accept a site of poor quality and poor privacy, however when we toured the park it appeared as if all sites wery pretty poor for both privacy and quality. The park was only an hour drive from Whitby, so... More

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Havelock, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The size of the site was great and didn't seem too busy in camping areas even fully booked on Canada Day weekend. We were across from washrooms but far from beach. Problems were the mosquitos, earwigs and too many rocks on the beach. No my favourite park but better than Balsam. We booked two sites but they were too far... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Beach was okay but distance from camp area was a little daunting with young children. Never returned as many campsites further north offered better swimming

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

small park, but very scenic, not very busy, has boat launch and shallow beach for swimming. there is Camping on site.

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Barrie, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This summer, having not been to Mara for a few years, decided to go back with some friends. We were unable to get an electrical site where we usually camped, and booked a general tent site in the 80's. Used the outhouse and one of them was clogged...all weekend. They were not clean, lots of spiders. Part of the problem... More

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