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Whispering Pines RV & Tent Campsite – Mara Lake, BC

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.

Our campground has been operating for nearly 50 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 2019 season starts May long weekend and closes September 15th, 2019.

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.

Pool opens mid June, weather permitting. Please note the slide in the photos is no longer in operation.

Store opens beginning of June with limited hours.

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.
  • Dogs bark once in a while, but consistent barking will not be accepted.
  • We do not have a dog off-leash area.

Tents are not permitted on the same site as your RV unless it is a small 2 person tent for young children staying with the family in the RV. 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 $5 a night 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 which includes parking fee. And they must park in a spot assigned by the office – not at your site.

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 located at 11 Hamilton Road, Mara, BC.

Phone 1-250-838-6775  ( April 1- Sept 30 only)

Email: (

Free WiFi for the 1st Day (low-speed), high-speed available for $5/day. 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 )
  • 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 WiFi hot spot adjacent to the store and pool to check your email, and keep in touch with friends and family (not streaming). WiFi is $5.00/day. 
  • Burger Boss Food truck here for a few weeks in July!


We now have a fifth wheel to rent $175 a night (minimum 3 nights) includes site fee but 16% tax applies. Sleeps two adults with Queen size bed and 2 young children with pull out sofa air mattress. Email us for more

2019 Rates


  • 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 will now have parking available at $5 a night for extra vehicles 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 – for safety and security reasons no check ins after dark. Please do not arrive early as we do not have extra parking for RVs.
  • Maximum 1 vehicle per site, extra vehicle or visitor vehicle $5 a day. Parking spot assigned by the office.
  • Visitors are charged $5 per person to visit, and must park their vehicle in a spot assigned by the office. Visitors must leave before 11:00 pm
  • No tents on RV sites unless it is a small 2 person tent meant for young children and must fit onto the RV site – not onto the grass field or elsewhere.

Cancellation Policy: Full payment required upon booking on line. Plus a $5 booking fee.

  • 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 2018

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: biking, Mountain Biking in the Shuswap, ATVing, motor biking,  horseback riding, paddling, rafting, rock climbing, scuba diving.

Larch Hills Recreation: multi-use trails.

Salmon Arm: 2018 Roots and Blues Festival Aug 16-19



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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!