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We Are Now Closed For the 2019 Season

Thank you to all those who camped and visited us.

See you in 2020

Whispering Pines RV & Tent Campsite – Mara Lake, BC

Whispering Pines is a family oriented pet friendly RV and tenting campsite located 2 km south of Mara Lake, in the Shuswap of British Columbia. The perfect pit stop from Calgary, Vancouver, or Seattle. Or stay longer, and have a family summer camp vacation. Mini golf, bingo, geo cache, kids bike track, wagon rides, ‘slow and quiet’ spot, something for everyone.

Our campground has been operating for nearly 55 years!  It is old school camping (not much is perfectly level so bring levelers and connection extensions!). It is situated on 11 acres of beautiful open grass fields for plenty of room for play,  and surrounded by old growth Cedar, Pine and Willows, Walnut, Cherry, Pear, Apple and Plum trees for privacy and shade. We are bordered on the north by Johnson Creek,  Highway 97A to the east, and by farmland to the west and south.

Our 2020 season starts May long weekend and closes September 15th, 2020.

Cancellation and Changes Policy:

  • 30 days or more notice of cancellation – full refund
  • 29-15 days notice of cancellation – 50% refund
  • 14 days or less notice of cancellation – no refunds, no exceptions
  • No refunds for early departure.

Pets – permitted with following rules:

  • Dogs on leash at all times
  • No peeing or pooing on the grass fields.
  • Walk your dog along the dirt roads to do their business and pick up waste immediately afterwards.
  • If your children are walking the dog, they must be able to control them and pick up poop.
  • Dogs bark once in a while, but consistent barking will not be accepted.
  • We do not have a dog off-leash area (yet).

Tents are not permitted on the same site as your RV unless it is a small tent. The tent must fit within the boundaries of your RV site.

Vehicles and Visitor charges:

Vehicles:One vehicle per site (some exceptions may apply). Extra vehicle parking available for a spot assigned by the office.

Visitors: Due to limited capacity of the park we may not have enough space for day visitors. We charge a visiting fee of $5 per person if using the pool. And they must park in a spot assigned by the office – not at your site. We may limit visitors during high capacity times.

Maximum – 6 people per site.

Family reunions – we have room for family reunions during the month of June until mid July, and then again mid-August to September closing date.


We are proud to offer 10% discounts for veterans and first- responders.


We are located at 11 Hamilton Road, Mara, BC.

Phone 1-250-838-6775  please leave a message


Free WiFi Available at pool/store area only, no WiFi available at sites.


Amenities: Heated Swimming Pool, Gazebo, Boat Storage, Mini Golf, Limited WiFi.

  • a large 30′ x 50′ heated outdoor swimming pool (please note the pool opens mid-June and closes Sept 7 -please note the slide is no longer available )
  • July and August old tractor ride for kids every evening. Bingo nights.
  • A covered gazebo for general use and is available for rent for private groups -which is great for family reunions and activities.
  • Several large grassed fields for play and lounging with communal fire pits.
  • Old growth cedar, pine, willows, walnut, cherry, pear, apple & plum trees.
  • A store that stocks summer treats, RV accessories, ice, fire wood, library, and last-minute items that you may have forgotten.
  • Mini-putt (old school), playground, boat storage, horse shoes pits, volleyball, bocce ball, badminton and other games to sign out – no charge.
  • Bath house – warm showers (no coin required), toilets and sinks, and coin laundry.
  • We have a complimentary WiFi hot spot adjacent to the store and pool to check your email, and keep in touch with friends and family (not streaming). We can provide you with faster WiFi for $5.00/day (same hot spots only we do not have Wifi at the camping sites). 
  • Burger Boss Food truck here for a few weeks in July!
  • 2019 – we are hoping to add a bike track, a ‘quiet area’, and a dog off leash area.


We now have a fifth wheel to rent $175 a night (minimum 2 nights) includes site fee but 16% tax applies. Sleeps two adults with Queen size bed and 2 young children with pull out sofa foam mattress.   Email us for more

2019 Rates (does not include 5% GST)

Site Type Per night Site numbers
30 amp Full Hookup Premium $57 169-175 and ,96-99, 80-89, 45-59
30 amp Full hookup regular $55 90-95
15 amp Full Hookup $47 23-29 and 35-44
Power 15 amp and Water $45 1-22 and 30,31 and 68-79
Tent $40 112-120, 123-125 and 318-322
  • Prices include 2 adults/2 children with extra adult $6 a night extra child $3 a night.
  • Maximum 6 people per site.
  • Price includes 1 vehicle per site (maximum 1 per site). We have extra vehicle parking available but must park in site assigned by the office.
  • Our campground has character! Be prepared –bring levelers and connection extensions for services.
  • Check OUT is 11:00 am Check  IN is 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm (dusk) – for safety and security reasons no check ins after dark. Please do not arrive early as we do not have extra parking for RVs.
  • Visitors are welcome however during the full season the park DOES NOT have the infrastructure capacity, therefore, we respectfully request to limit the number of visitors to your site. We charge $5 per person to use the pool facilities (provided there is capacity) and must park their vehicle in a spot assigned by the office. Visitors must leave before dark.
  • No tents on RV sites unless it fits on the RV site.

Full payment required upon booking. The online booking charges a $5 booking fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • 30 days or more notice of cancellation – full refund
  • 29-15 days notice of cancellation – 50% refund
  • 14 days or less notice – no refunds, no exceptions
  • No refunds for early departure.

The following sites have individual fire pits (No fires permitted during fire bans)



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Site Map 2019

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Things to Do Nearby

Things to Do Nearby

Mara Lake is the most southerly lake in the Shuswap chain and is home to some of the finest house-boating, fishing, swimming, Motor Biking, and water sports area in BC. Check out the Shuswap Tourism site for more information.

There’s a provincial boat launch located 3 minutes north of the campground and we have boat trailer parking located on site for your convenience.

Things to do: motorcycling touring, golfing (4 golf courses within 20 min drive) biking, Mountain Biking in the Shuswap, ATVing, horseback riding, paddling, rafting, rock climbing, scuba diving.

Larch Hills Recreation: multi-use trails (ATV, Biking, hiking) –


Hyde Mountain Golf:

Shuswap National:

Eagle River Golf and Country: Sicamous

Salmon Arm Golf and Country:

Salmon Arm: 2019 Roots and Blues Festival Aug 15-18

Falkland Stampede: May long weekend

Enderby Events


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Burger Boss coming To the Pines July!!

For those of us who like to take a day off cooking there is relief!! Burger Boss is coming to Whispering Pines July 5-18th and 23-31st. He brings all types of  yummy food -burgers, fish tacos, poutine, onion rings, and more!