Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina


  • Boat rentals (jon boats, kayaks, canoes) are now available at Guilford Mackintosh Marina. Renters MUST provide their own Coast Guard-approved life jacket/PFD and show it prior to renting a boat. Boats will only be rented once per day to allow for proper cleaning.

1345 NC 61 South
Whitsett, NC 27377
(336) 449-2078

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 trails - one that is a 1 mile loop and one that is 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 fish feeders and 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. 
Normal operating hours resume September 21st 
Normal operating hours resume September 21st 

2020 Hours

Closed Wednesday & Thursday
January 1 - 31
(Open Friday - Sunday only)
9 am - 5 pm
February 1 - March 7 8 am - 5 pm
March 8 - July 2 7 am - 6:30 pm
July 3 - August 2 7 am -  8:00 pm
August 3 - September 13 7 am - 7:30 pm
September 14 - October 25 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
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.
Must be 16 or older to rent a City boat. No discounts on kayak or canoe rentals.  Canoe and kayak rentals are not available to Lake Cammack or Stoney Creek. The senior rates apply everyday - including weekends & holidays.

  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.