Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina

Sand Volleyball Court1345 NC HWY 61 
Whitsett, NC 27377
(336) 449-2078 | 

Service Updates

  • Kayaks, canoes and john boats are available for rent, but renters MUST provide their own Coast Guard-approved life jacket/PFD and show it prior to renting.

  • Park & Marina is CLOSED every Wednesday & Thursday.

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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. 

2022 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 177:00 am - 6:30 pm
April 18 - July 317:00 am - 8:00 pm
August 1 - September 117:00 am -  7:30 pm
September 12 - October 237:30 am - 6:30 pm
October 24 - November 308:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 1 - 31  (Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Park and trails close 30 minutes prior to gate closing. All bank fishing and rental boats end 30 minutes prior to closing. 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

Solo Kayak$15$20
Tandem Kayak$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.