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Mara Provincial Park

181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada
705-326-4451
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Ranked #15 of 16 Attractions in Orillia
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This park has a great beach. Our campsites were in the non-electric back-woods portion of the site, so they were fairly private and quiet, my only annoyances were that they were too far from the lake and beach, so we had to trek over with the car and kids. Also the outhouse facility by our sites did not even have... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Revisited this beach as an adult with friends. Small, slightly crowded but cozy beach with nice sand and nice slow slope to deeper water. Private boats park a little uncomfortably close to the buoy lines. Good family beach. Note: the restrooms were Absolutely disgusting! Worst ontario beach washroom that I have seen in years! What a shame, really contrasted with... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice, clean park in Orillia. We visited (for the day) on 23rd August, had a BBQ, swam, fished (to no avail) and generally did beach-goer things for a few hours. We took our own coal BBQ so I can't write about the ones in the park. Entrance was under $20 and parking very convenient, 100 metres or so from... More

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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I and our two children booked a two night stay at Mara, but due to weather only spent one night. The campsites are really quite average, not much privacy, close together, decent shade, but gravel/sand cover. The campground has a nice beach, but the playground is abysmal (metal slide!). We have been to Mara three times now... More

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Bowmanville
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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uxbridge
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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