Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina

1345 NC HWY 61 
Whitsett, NC 27377
(336) 449-2078 | 
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Service Updates

  • Winter Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm.

Quick LinksSand Volleyball Court

Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina is operated by the City of Burlington. It is located on Lake Mackintosh in Guilford County. Lake Mackintosh covers almost 1500 acres with a shoreline of over 60 miles.  Fishing, boating and paddling are allowed at this marina. Only boats with electric trolling motors or no motors are allowed to launch from this site.  

Features & Amenities

  • Boat Ramps (concrete ramps for boat trailers & a sandy beach for kayaks/canoes/SUP) 
  • Kayaks & Canoe Rentals (seasonal)
  • Rowboats Rentals
  • Hiking/Biking Trail - with a 1, 2, and a 3-mile loop. View the trail map here
  • Open-Air  Shelter (available for rent)
  • Picnic Sites (with picnic tables and grills) 
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Playground 
  • Pier & Bank Fishing 

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

2023 Hours

Guilford Mackintosh is closed every Wednesday & Thursday 
January 1 - 31 (Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)9:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 1 - March 128:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 13 - April 167:00 am - 6:30 pm
April 17 - July 307:00 am - 8:00 pm
July 31 - September 107:00 am -  7:30 pm
September 11 - October 227:30 am - 6:30 pm
October 23 - November 308:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 1 - 31  (Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)9:00 am - 5:00 pm

ALL PARK ACTIVITIES  END 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSING TIME (boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, etc.). No boats are allowed to launch 90 minutes prior to closing. In the event of inclement weather, the lake may close early.

Fees: Rentals, Fishing & Boating

RENTAL BOAT FEES*4-HourFull day
Solo Kayak$15$20
Tandem Kayak$20$25
Canoe$20$25
Rowboat-$15 ($10 for age 60+)
*Must be 16 years old or older to rent.
**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.
FISHING & BOAT LAUNCH FEESAdults (16+)Senior (60+)
Fishing (bank or pier)$3$2
Private Boat Launch$8$5
Private Kayak/Canoe/SUP Launch$5$3
Season PassesCall marina for info and pricing.