Premier Listings for Mara Provincial Park

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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Strand Lakeside Resort
7343 Okanagan Landing Road Vernon BC V1H 2J6 Home Phone: 250-215-4285Home Fax: 250-712-0350Work Phone: 1-888-801-6651Visit Website

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Nestled right on the shores of Lake Okanagan in beautiful Vernon, at Strand Lakeside Resort you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy this four-season Okanagan playground and destination resort whenever the mood strikes. There’s literally something year round for everyone in and around Vernon: sandy beaches, picturesque vistas, and your own private retreat. You’ll be close to the energy and bustle of Kelowna, but far enough away to simply unwind, relax and experience the true meaning of vacation.

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