Mara Provincial Park

ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.

New Camping Rules for 2023 (14-night max) – new for 2023 are revised rules about the maximum number of nights you can camp. In this park, if you are camping between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be restricted to no more than 14-nights at this park. Outside of those dates, it’s still the old 23-night maximum. Ontario Parks promises this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.

Day Use Vehicle Permits: Because of this park’s popularity, permits will need to be purchased in advance to guarantee park access. This process was started in 2021 and will be kept for 2023.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, guaranteeing access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

Facebook and Website Links

Mara Official website
Mara Facebook


Phone #: 705-326-4451
Main entrance co-ordinates: 44.586034 -79.360174
Address: 181 Courtland Street, Ramara Township L3V 6H7
Opening seasons: May 10, 2024, to September 2, 2024

Telephone & Internet

With the increase in people being digital nomads or wanting to work from home, connecting while enjoying nature is important for many people. The good news is that we were able to get a decent signal for phone calls and basic internet services.

Travel, Directions & Distances


Nearby Parks & Conservation Areas

If the park is very busy, especially one that requires a reserved day pass, you might want to consider a nearby park or conservation area.

McRae Point Provincial Park

Bass Lake Provincial Park

Springwater Provincial Park


Camping & Accommodation

Car Camping

The park has car camping with both electrical and non-electrical campsites. Our campground has access to washrooms and a shower building. We also have two campsites that offer barrier- free access.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling



Campers normally cycle on park roads.


Maps & Resources

Ontario parks have an overview map for mara provincial park click here for more information

Local Facilities

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