Visitor InformationBoat traffic is heavy near Mara Park: swim only in designated areas.
Mara Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Construction in October and September
Mara Lake Provincial Park will be undergoing construction to increase accessibility and update amenities. The boat launch and day use area will be temporarily impacted in September and October while these upgrades are made. Thank you for your patience as we complete these upgrades.
About This Park
A popular day-use area for locals as well as travelers, Mara Provincial Park is noted for fishing, swimming, boating, and as a family picnic area.
Note that this is a day-use park only: no overnight camping is permitted, and mooring of boats overnight is not allowed.
Established Date: May 31, 1938
Park Size: 13 hectares (7 hectares of upland and 6 hectares of foreshore)
- The nearest public telephones are at resorts and stores located a few kilometres south of the park, or north in Sicamous.
- If your boat has recently been out of the Province, inspect it for invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels before entering the water. for more information, here is the link to the Invasive Species of British Columbia web page.
- Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching and after removing it from the lake.
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
- Mara Provincial Park Map [PDF]
Nature and Culture
- History: Established in 1938.
- Cultural Heritage: There is evidence of prehistoric use of this site by indigenous people.
- Conservation: The shore of Mara Lake is important habitat for salmon.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information