2704 Huffman Mill Rd.

Burlington, NC 27215

(336) 538 0896

Boat ramps at Lake Mackintosh.



    Lake Mackintosh Park and Marina is a body of water located just outside the city of Burlington. It is 6 miles long, has a shoreline of 100 miles, and covers a total of over 1100 acres. There are fish in the lake, as Mackintosh has two tributaries, the Greater Alamance Creek and the Little Alamance Creek. It was developed in 1991 and has become the primary water reservoir for the city and the residents of Burlington. Because of this, there is no swimming/wading or personal watercraft allowed into the lake. In addition to the lake, there are park trails and picnic shelters on the land. 30 minutes before closing, all facilities and trails close and rentals are due back. To ensure that boat rentals are returned on time, no new boats are allowed on the water 90 minutes before closing.

Public Features

The Lake has rentals available on site. All county lakes have the same rates for rentals. Some things available for rental:

Available for rental:                                                  Full Day:            4 Hour Period:      Launch Rate:         Senior Discount Launch Rate:

Paddle Boats                                                            $6/hr                  $6/hr                    -                             -

Canoe                                                                      $25                      $20                      $5                          $3

1-seat Kayak                                                           $20                      $15                      $5                          $3

2-seat Kayak                                                           $25                      $20                      $5                          $3

Open-air picnic shelter                                           -                           $50                      -                             -

Lakeside clubhouse, which overviews the lake     -                           $100                    -                             -


Lake Mackintosh also has many recreational activities to do on your own:

  • Picnic Sites-free
  • Pier and bank fishing- $2 fee, $1 for seniors
  • Playground-free
  • Sailing-free
  • Six Boat Ramps-free

Hours of Operation

January 8:00 am-5:00 pm
February 1st-March 9th 8:00 am-5:00 pm
March 10th-April 7th 7:00 am-6:30 pm
April 8th-April 21st 7:00 am-7:00 pm
April 22nd-August 4th 6:00 am-8:00 pm
August 5th-September 1st 6:30 am-7:30 pm
September 2nd-September 22nd 7:00 am-7:00 pm
September 23rd-November 2nd 7:30 am-6:30 pm
November 3rd-November 30th 8:00 am-5:00 pm
December 8:00 am-5:00 pm