Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina


  • Kayak and canoe rentals are closed for the season. 
  • Jon boats are still available for rent. Renters MUST provide their own Coast Guard-approved life jacket/PFD and show it prior to renting.

2704 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 538-0896

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.

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

Features include:

  • Kayak & row boat 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

2020 Hours

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays  
January  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 1 - March 7 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 8 - June 30 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
July 1 - August 2 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
 August 3 - September 12 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
September 13 - October 24 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
October 25 - November 30 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
December  8:00 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 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 & canoe rentals. Canoe & kayak rentals are not available to Lake Cammack or Stoney Creek. The senior rates apply everyday - including weekends & holidays.
  1. Fishing & Boat Launch Fees
  2. Rental Boat Fees

Fishing & Boat Launch Fees

  Adults (16+) Seniors (60+)
Private Boat Launch $8 $5 (Disabled Veterans)
Private Kayak/Canoe/SUP Launch $5 $3
Bank or Pier Fishing Fee $3 $2
Season Passes Call Marina for info & pricing.
*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.