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 promise 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, it will need permits 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, which guarantees you 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 12, 2023, to September 4, 2023


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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