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2023 Season opens June 16.

If you would like to enquire about a reservation for the 2023 camping season, please fill out this form.

Whispering Pines RV & Tent Campsite – Mara Lake, BC

Our 2023 season starts June 16th and closes September 4th, 2023. (Note the pool opens July long weekend). Please note there is no access to Johnson Creek except for sites 37-45.

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 is situated on over 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. We do not have access from the property to Mara Lake (access 3km north) or Shuswap River.

The pool opens July long weekend to September long weekend.

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 – quiet and on leash 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 and must fit within the boundaries of your RV site.


One vehicle per site (some exceptions may apply) and is included in the nightly rate. 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 June 1- Sept 4)


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


Amenities: Heated Swimming Pool, Gazebo, Boat Storage, Mini Golf,  WiFi available around the office only (complimentary).

  • 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, ice, fire wood, library, and last-minute items that you may have forgotten. .
  • Free Mini-putt (old school), playground, boat storage (boat access to Shuswap is located 3km north), horse shoes pits, volleyball, bocce ball, badminton and other games to sign out – no charge.  you may wish to bring you own clubs as we have limited numbers. 
  • Wash house –  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.
  • There is no access to the creek to the north.

 Price Site Map

Pricing – 2023 Rates (does not include 5% GST)

We cannot accommodate RV’s longer than 40′ and there are limited supply

Site TypeRate is per nightSite numbers
30 amp Full Hookup -suitable for RVs/truck campersStarting From $70.0023-29, 37-59, 80-89, 90-99, 169-175
Power 15 amp and water -suitable for tenting, van campers, and tent trailers and small RVs.Starting From $56.001-22 and 68-79 
Tent no services -suitable for tents, vansStarting From $45116,117,118, 125 and 318-322
2023 Prices

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children and 1 vehicle.

Additional adult = $7/night

Additional child = $5/night

Additional Vehicle = $5/night

Maximum number of guests at one site is 6.

There is a $10 surcharge for 1-night stays.

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Rules and Waivers

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 – 8:00 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 – 8:00 AM.
  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 isn’t. 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 center 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Please park your vehicles in a way that doesn’t block the road.
    4. Please make arrangements with management to park your boats at the boat storage and extra vehicles at assigned spaces.
    5. 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.