Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina


  • Open Friday through Sunday in December and January 9 am - 5 pm.
  • Holiday Schedule: Closed December 20-30 
  • Kayak and canoe rentals have closed for the season. 
  • John boats are available for rent, but Renters MUST provide their own Coast Guard-approved life jacket/PFD and show it prior to renting.

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Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina is operated by the City of Burlington in conjunction with Guilford County. It is located on Lake Mackintosh in Guilford County.          

Fishing, boating and paddling are allowed at this marina. Only boats with electric trolling motors are allowed to launch from this site. Kayaks, canoes, and row boats are available for rent on-site. Rentals are offered seasonally, so please call ahead to make sure they are available. See below for pricing information.  

The park has two multi-use hiking and bike trail - with a 1, 2, and a 3-mile loop. View the trail map here. Guilford Mackintosh also has an open-air shelter available for rental on a daily basis. There is also a sand volleyball court, horseshoes, and playground available. Guilford-Mackintosh has two areas for bank fishing and a pier with North Carolina Wildlife underwater fish attractors.

Because the lake is the primary water reserve for the City of Burlington, no swimming, wading or personal watercraft is permitted on the lake. 

Park and trails closes 30 minutes prior to gate closing.  All bank fishing and rental boats end 30 minutes prior to closing. No boats allowed to launch 90 minutes prior to closing. In the event of inclement weather, the lake may close early. 

2021 Hours

Closed Wednesday & Thursday
January 1 - 31
(Open Friday - Sunday only)
9 am - 5 pm
February 1 - March 13 8 am - 5 pm
March 14 - April 18 7 am - 6:30 pm
April 19 - August 1 7 am - 8 pm
August 2  - September 12 7 am - 7:30 pm
September 13 - October 24 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
October 26 - November 30 8 am - 5 pm
 December 1 - 31
(Open Friday - Sunday only)
9 am - 5 pm
  1. Rental Boat Fees
  2. Fishing & Boat Launch Fees

Rental Boat Fees*

  4 Hour Full Day
Solo Kayak* $15 $20
Tandem Kayak* $20 $25
Canoe* $20         $25
Jon Boat    - $15 ($10 Age 60+)
    *Must be 16 or older to rent.
    *All rentals taken on-site.
*Kayak and canoe rentals will be available when the water temperature is at least 60 degrees and combined with air temperature to equal 120 degrees. Rentals will stop when temperatures drop below 120 degrees combined.