Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].

In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Visitor Information

Boat traffic is heavy near Mara Park: swim only in designated areas.

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
Kaloya Contracting Ltd.
E-mail: info@campokanagan.com
Phone: 250 548-0076
(This is not a campsite reservations number)
Please specify PARK NAME when sending/leaving a message.

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Mara Lake Provincial Park

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice!

  • May 18, 2017: Boat launches

    BC Parks boat launches currently remain open, with signage posted requesting that boaters not steer too close to shore which could create wakes that may impact the shoreline and also to be aware of debris and other hazards in the lake.

    BC Parks continues to monitor the situation. Public safety will guide any potential decision to close boat launches.

About This Park

Mara Lake Provincial Park A popular day-use area for locals as well as travelers, Mara Lake 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)

Special Notes:
  • 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.
The park is open with services from May 5 to September 24. The gate is closed during the off season but users may access the park on foot.

Location and Maps

Please Note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. On the south-east side of Mara Lake, accessed via Hwy 97A. The park is 10 km north of the junction of Hwys 97A and 97B. If traveling on TransCanada Hwy #1, the park is 12 km south of Sicamous.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Nature and Culture

Management Planning

Management Planning Information

Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing, kayaking, power-boating; please note that no boats are to be moored in the park overnight.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A paved boat launch is provided.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area and a parking area/lot.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit and flush toilets are located throughout the park.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible.