History

Marean Lake Resort was purchased by Lawrence and Rose McCrea in 1952 from Mr. Burroughs, who at that time was living in British Columbia. Octavius Moore was the caretaker of the lake at that time.

In the 50's the lake was not developed at all. There was only one cabin which Oc Moore stayed in and there was a small store on the beach that was run by Steve Plaskan. The level of the lake was very low during the 50's. At one point in time there were two baseball diamonds on the main beach where many a game was played. In the early 50's the lake was noted for it's excellent Pickeral fishing.

As the 50's rolled on the water level of the lake started to rise. At one point there was no beach at all as the water lapped at the grassy area that surrounds it. The water level remained fairly high and stable throughout the 70's and 80's.

During the 1960's Lawrence started to develop the lake. He put a lot of work into the lake and it was acknowledged by the influx of permanent cabin owners.

In 1975 Robert (Lawrence's eldest son) and Mary McCrea purchased the lake and began to run it full time. They have continued to preserve the beauty and originality of the resort, while significantly advancing its development. In the 1980's they added a new road for permanent cabins and increased the size of the store. More recently they have added public showers.

In 2006 Robert and Mary's four children and their spouses purchased the resort. Glen Quale is now the full-time general manager and co-owner.

Marean Lake Resort has been a family owned and operated business for more than 50 years. We hope that you will come and enjoy it as much as we do.

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