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If you’d like to book for 2022 please send us an email to and include the preferred dates and sites and we’ll get back to you in March.

Whispering Pines RV & Tent Campsite – Mara Lake, BC

Our 2022 season starts May long weekend and closes September 5th, 2022. Please note that COVID19 protocols may limit activities/facilities this season. (Note the pool opens July long weekend).

Whispering Pines is a family oriented pet friendly RV and tenting campsite located 3 km south of Mara Lake, in the Shuswap of British Columbia. Or stay longer, and have a family summer camp vacation.

Our campground is situated on over 12 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. We are bordered on the north by Johnson Creek,  Highway 97A to the east, and by farmland to the west and south. We do not have access from the property to Mara Lake or Shuswap River. Access to the lake is 3km north.

The pool opens July long weekend to September long weekend. (COVID 19 restrictions may prevent us from opening the pool. We won’t know until early June).

Cancellation and Changes Policy:

DaysRefund minus the Non-Refundable Booking Fee
46 Days or moreFull Refund
45-15 Days50% refund
14 Days or lessNo Refund
Early DepartureNo Refund

Pets – permitted with following rules:

  1. Dogs on leash at all times except in the off leash dog area.
  2. No peeing or pooing on the grass fields.
  3. Pick up waste immediately..
  4. If your children are walking the dog, they must be able to control them and pick up poop.
  5. Dogs bark once in a while, but consistent barking will not be accepted.

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.


One vehicle per site (some exceptions may apply). Extra vehicle parking available for a spot assigned by the office $5 per day.

Maximum – 6 people per site.

Family reunions – we have room for family reunions during the month of June, and then again third week in August to September closing date.


We are proud to offer 10% discounts for veterans and first- responders (policy, fire, EHS) all season.


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

Phone 1-250-838-6775  please leave a message (phones are active May 1- Sept 5)


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


Amenities: Heated Swimming Pool, Gazebo, Boat Storage, Mini Golf, Limited WiFi -Please note COVID19 may change these without notice.

  • A large 30′ x 50′ heated outdoor swimming pool open July long weekend to September long weekend.
  • 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.
  • Large cedar, pine, willows, and 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. .
  • Free Mini-putt (old school), playground, boat storage, horse shoes pits, volleyball, bocce ball, badminton and other games to sign out – no charge. For you own protection you may wish to bring you own. 
  • Wash house – Reserved for Non-RVers only this summer due to limited capacity for spatial  distancing warm showers (no coin required), toilets and sinks.
  • 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.  
  • Off leash dog area.
  • Coin Laundry.
  • Please note the tractor rides are suspended indefinitely.


 2022 Rates (does not include 5% GST)

Site Type Rate is per night. Minimum stay 2 nights Site numbers
30 amp Full Hookup -suitable for RVs $62 23-29, 37-59, 80-89, 90-99, 169-175
Power 15 amp and water -suitable for tenting, van campers, and tent trailers and small RVs. $50 1-22 and 68-79 
Tent no services -suitable for tents, vans $40 116,117,118, 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. $5 per day.
  • Deposit of 25%  or 1 night/week or portion thereof (whichever is greater) upon booking. 
  • Non-Refundable Booking Fee = one night’s stay/week or portion thereof.
  • Payment in full required 45 days prior to your arrival date. Booking made within the 45 days require full payment upon booking.
  • Check OUT is 11:00 am Check  IN is 1:00 pm to 7:00 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.
  • No tents on RV sites unless it fits on the RV site.
  • Stays 6 nights or shorter are guaranteed a site type but not location. If you want to guarantee your specific site number – there is a $25 Site Guarantee Fee.

Cancellation Policy

46 Days or More – Full Refund less Non-Refundable Booking Fee

45-15 Days – 50% Refund less Non-Refundable Booking Fee

14 Days or less – no Refund

Early Departure – No Refund

The following sites have individual fire pits (No fires permitted during fire bans) -1-22 and 318-322. There are also fire pits available for sites 59-52 across from the site on the grass field.

We respectfully request that campers not bring their own firewood.


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Rules and Policies

Welcome to Whispering Pines – Family Camping at its Best!

Park Rules: For your convenience, enjoyment, and safety, please note the following:

  1. ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: Check-in is 1:00 PM. Check-out is 11:00 AM. If you wish to stay an extra night, please check with the office before 10:00 AM. Campers still occupying sites after the 11:00 AM check-out time will be asked to pay for another night.
  2. COVID-19 GUEST CODE OF CONDUCT: you must adhere to the attached Code of Conduct.
  3. SPEED: The speed limit is 10km/hour throughout the park. CHILDREN ARE PLAYING THROUGHOUT THE PLAYGROUND – GO SLOW!
  4. FREE-RANGE CHILDREN: We encourage imaginative child’s play, and parents or guardians are liable and responsible for the acts and conduct of their children. Children under 12 MUST be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
  5. QUIET TIME: 10:00 PM.
  6. GARBAGE: The garbage bins are located by the washhouse at the cross roads. We have a cardboard and bottle return area adjacent. At this time we do not have recycle or compost pickup.
  7. GENERATORS: Not permitted. Except at the discretion of the management.
  8. PETS: We love pets. They must be on a leash (6’ maximum) at all times. Some barking is ok, consistent barking isnt’. You must pick up after your pets (if we must pick it up – it’ll cost you $25). Pets are not allowed at the pool, or in other RV sites, or mini-putt.
  9. POOL: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Supervision of children required.
  10. JOHNSON CREEK: Do not cross the centre line of Johnson Creek. The centre line is the property line with our neighbours, and we don’t want any guests interfering with them.
  11. Day Visitors – see specific rules on Day Visitor tab.
  12. SEPTIC: Please DO NOT FLUSH anything down the toilets (including the toilets in your RV) except TOILET PAPER. We are on a septic system and it will block and back up!! Do not put grease/cooking oil down your drains either as this will block the system. Please put grease in a container and put in the garbage bins. Service calls will be billed at $80/hour.
  13. FIRE PITS: No firepits are permitted in the 30amp full hookup sites. Other sites that have fire pits may not be moved. You must ensure that your fires are out before you retire for the night. We respectfully request that you NOT bring your own firewood (some wood create more sparks and increases fire risk).
    1. Please respect your neighbours and refrain from walking through their site.
    1. Please tidy up after yourself in the showers and toilets (REMEMBER TO HOLD DOWN THE FLUSHER). Limit your shower time to under 8 minutes to allow hot water for others.
    1. Please park your vehicles in a way that doesn’t block the road.
    1. Please make arrangements with management to park your boats at the boat storage and extra vehicles at assigned spaces.
    1. Mini-Putt, horseshoes, badminton etc. are free, please return items to the office when finished.
  16. LOST & FOUND: Please report any losses at the office. We have a lost and found box at the office.
  17. SECURITY AND REFUNDS: The park staff have the authority to take any necessary action to ensure your safety, and of those around you. Anyone who is in breach of these regulations will be asked to leave the park and NO REFUND will be given.
  18. Please report any problems to the office. We are here to assist.

Thank you, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoy your stay and will come again.

Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, Whispering Pines and its owners are not responsible for any loss, damage, injury, or any other matter including disease (ex. COVID-19) that gives rise to claim in negligence. Your electronic acceptance binds you and those in your party to these rules and waiver.

COVID 19 Updates on Campground Amenities and Activities

2021 Summer

With COVID-19 at the foremost of everyone’s minds, we want to update you regarding our facilities and activities for this summer 2021.  

Reservations Starting March 1st 2021. Reservations are required in advance. No drop ins. To reserve, please email us at .

Health and Safety We are fully compliant and will remain so with the directions provided by government health authorities.

Spatial Distancing We ask that all guests not within their ‘safe social circle’  maintain a social distancing of at least 2 meters. Parents are responsible for their children’s’ spatial distancing. 

Pool The pool is open and we have put in place an electronic reservation system that you will be briefed on upon your arrival. As a reminder there are many access points to Mara Lake and the Shuswap River for water activities.

Office Check ins/out: The office will be staffed, however, all transactions (check-ins, documents, waivers, etc.) will be done electronically and in advance of check‑in, in order to maintain social distancing measures; assistance will be made available for those that are unable to or have difficulty submitting documents electronically.  

Store: We expect to have the the store open, limited hours, this summer. Ice cream, candy, RV accessories, clothing, firewood, ice, and convenience items. Subject to change.

Recreational RV’ers All campers with RV’s must use their own washroom facilities in their RV in order to reduce the volume in the wash house and to allow for spatial distancing.
Bath & Shower House The bath and shower house will be open for non-rver’s only, and will be cleaned in accordance with Covid-19 Health Regulations. Spatial distancing applies. Use a mask if you if you wish. Parents must accompany their children to the bathroom at all times.
Tenters: We will be accepting Tent reservations but the washrooms require social distancing.

Playground The playground is planned to be open: cleaned in accordance with COVID19 Health Regulations.
Tractor Rides: Permanently discontinued.  

Mini Golf Will be open provided social distancing measures are maintained. Please note that we will do our very best to ensure that the equipment is properly disinfected between uses. For your own protection you may wish to bring your own putters and balls.

Camper Code of Conduct We have created a ‘Code of Conduct’ form that must be signed by each group prior to arrival at Whispering Pines. The ‘Code of Conduct’ will include items such as: Social distancing, Parental supervision, Declaration that your group is COVID-19-free.

WiFi We will be providing free high-speed WiFi to all our guests (signal works around the office only not at the sites).

Cancellations: We appreciate that you may need or want to cancel your reservation. Please review our cancellation policy.