Kayak Programs

alt=""Burlington Recreation & Parks Outdoor Programs provide many opportunities for guided and facilitated kayaking programs. The kayak season generally runs from mid-April to the end of October. Check out the program menu below to see what types of kayak programs are offered. 

If you are looking to simply rent kayaks to paddle on your own at Mackintosh Lake, visit Mackintosh Marina or Guilford-Mackintosh Marina. Solo kayaks and tandem kayaks are available. All kayaks are offered on a first-come basis. Reservations are NOT accepted.

Farewell to the 2023 paddle season! Guided group paddles will begin in May 2024!

  1. Meet-Up Paddles
  2. Sunset Paddles
  3. Paddle-Palooza Youth Kayak Clinic
  4. Custom Programs

Meet-Up Paddles

Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina - 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett, NC 27377
Ages: 13 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a paying/participating adult.
Fee: $22.50/rental or $8.50/BYO Kayak. 

Register here.  Registration opens 6 weeks prior to paddle and closes at noon the day prior.  

Don’t paddle alone! Come meet other paddlers and enjoy some time on the water. Bring your own kayak or rent one of ours. A guide will lead the group on the lake and help folks in/out of boats and provide basic instruction as needed. Fee includes guides, kayak rental, paddle, PFD. If providing a personal boat, you must bring your own PFD and wear it on the water.  When registering, be sure to choose either the rental kayak or if you are bringing your own personal boat. 

  • Coming May 2024


**CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED  AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED PADDLE TO RECEIVE A FULL REFUND. Email mhoose@burlingtonnc.gov to cancel.