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Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina
2704 Huffman Mill Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 538-0896

Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina is one of the newest facilities in the Burlington Recreation and Parks Department, it covers over 1100 acres, is six miles long, and has a shoreline of over 100 miles.  Lake Mackintosh was developed in 1991 and has become the primary water reservoir for the citizens of Burlington.  Located just outside the city on Huffman Mill Road, the lake not only caters to the fisherman, but also was developed as an overall recreational site for all to enjoy.

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.
Features of the lake include:
  • Paddle boat rentals
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Picnic sites
  • Pier / bank fishing
  • Playground
  • Open-air picnic shelter available for rentals
  • Lakeside rental clubhouse which overlooks the lake
  • Row boat rentals
  • Sailing
  • Six boat ramps

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

Fees and charges for usage at Lake Mackintosh conform to the other lakes in our operation.  All rentals are taken on site.
     Fishing Boat
Hours of Operation (Closed Monday and Tuesday Year-Round)
January 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
February 1 - March 9 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 10 - April 7 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
April 8 - April 21 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
April 22 - August 4 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
August 5 - September 1 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
September 2 - September 22 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
September 23 - November 2 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
November 3 - November 30 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

The months of December and January we will be open year round.

Park and trails close 30 minutes prior to gate closing time.  All bank fishing and rental boats end 30 minutes prior to closing.  No boat launches 90 minutes prior to closing in order to insure that everyone is off the water and out of park by closing time.  In the event of inclement weather, lakes may close early (all day rain, ice, snow, etc.). 

Call (336) 538-0896 for more information. Fax (336) 538-9677