Mara Provincial Park is a small 5.9-hectare park situated on the eastern shores of Mara Lake in the Shuswap region of the Thompson Okanagan. The park is strictly a day-use area, but offers a variety of recreational activities. Mara Lake also provides important habitat for salmon.
The park has a beautiful broad stretch of sandy beach and is popular for fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing and picnicking. Mara Lake is very popular for watersports and becomes very busy during the summer. Due to the heavy boat traffic on Mara Lake near the park, swimmers should remain in the designated swimming area.
A day-use picnic area with picnic tables is provided at the park, and camping and the lighting of campfires are both prohibited. Pit and flush toilets are provided near the beach area and are wheelchair accessible. A paved boat launch is provided, but no overnight mooring is permitted. Visitors should note that the nearest public telephone is located in Sicamous, or at resorts and stores located a few kilometres south of the park.
Mara Provincial Park is located 7.5 miles (12 km) south of Sicamous and 11 miles (17 km) north of Enderby on the southeast side of Mara Lake. Access to the park is off Highway 97A, 6 miles (10 km) north of the junction of Highways 97A and 97B. If travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway 1, the park is 7.5 miles (12 km) south of Sicamous.
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