For over 4,000 years, natives built weirs to harvest fish teeming in the narrows here between Lakes Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Perch still spawn here, and anglers also come for bass, muskie and trout. The main attraction of this little park near Orillia is the wide, sandy beach, one of Lake Simcoe’s best. Mara has 105 campsites, 36 of which have electrical service. Some are suitable for large travel trailers, or recreational vehicles. All sites have fire pits and picnic tables. There are comfort stations with flush toilets and showers, water taps for fresh drinking water, and vault toilets scattered throughout the campgrounds. There is also a trailer sanitation station located in the park. All sites are within easy walking distance to the day use area. Reservations are available for the Victoria Day weekend, then again from the 3rd Friday in June until Labour Day. During the spring season, sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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