Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina

 orBoat Ramp2704 Huffman Mill Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 538-0896 | 
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Service Updates

  • Kayaks and john boats are available for rent. PFDs are provided with rental. 
  • Marina CLOSED every Monday & Tuesday.

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Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina was developed in 1993 and is the primary water reservoir for the citizens of Burlington. It covers over 1150 acres and has a shoreline of 61 miles. The lake is fed by two tributaries, the Greater Alamance and Little Alamance Creeks. These creeks have been the primary source of stocking fish for the lake. 

Located just outside the city limits on Huffman Mill Road, the lake not only caters to the fisherman and paddlers, but the park offers many features to make it an enjoyable place to recreate. 

Features & Amenities

  • Kayak (seasonal) & Rowboat Rentals 
  • Picnic Sites (with picnic tables and grills) 
  • Playground 
  • Open-Air Shelter (available for rentals) 
  • Lakeside Clubhouse (available for rentals) 
  • Pier & Bank Fishing 
  • Boat Ramps 

Because the lake is the primary water reserve for the City of Burlington, no swimming, wading or skiing is permitted. The use of personal watercraft (jet skis) is also prohibited.  

2022 Hours

Lake Mackintosh is closed every Monday & Tuesday
January 1 - March 138:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 14 - April 177:00 am - 6:30 pm
April 18 - July 31 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
August 1 - September 117:00 am - 7:30 pm
September 12 - October 237:30 am - 6:30 pm
October 23 - December 318:00 am - 5:00 pm


Park closes 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

RENTAL BOAT FEES*4-HoursFull Day
Solo Kayak$15$20
Rowboat-$15 ($10 for age 60+)
*Must be 16 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+)Seniors (60+)
Private Boat Launch$8$5
Private Kayak/Canoe/SUP Launch$5$3
Fishing (Bank or Pier)$3$2
Season PassesCall marina for info and pricing.