Mayo River State Park

Quick Facts

Mayo River State Park

North Carolina

(336) 427-2530

Map Directions

Things To Do


The Mayo River State Park's interim facility, Mayo Mountain Access, opened to the public on April 1, 2010. Located at the site are a park office/visitor contact station, picnic shelter with grills (accommodates up to 100), three individual picnic pads each with table and grill, .5-mile loop hiking trail, 1.8-mile loop hiking trail, rest rooms, catch and release fishing in the pond, and a maintenance facility.

Total acreage for the entire park is presently 1,967 acres.

Park staff is available to provide outreach environmental education programs and will be hosting volunteer workdays. Please check the park event database for opportunities to volunteer.

For more information, please contact the park office.

Map of Mayo River (NC)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.435726, -79.950048



  • Boating

    Boating not available at this park

  • Camping

    Visitors must be 18 years or older to register as campers.

  • Fishing

    A small fishing pond near the picnic shelter offers catch and release fishing. N.C. fishing license required.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails can be found near the picnic shelter.

  • Picnicking

    The park's massive picnic shelter, historically renovated, was designed by internationally renowned architect Antonin Raymond, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright. It accommodates up to 100 people and is available by reservation or, on a first-come/first-served basis.

Park Partners



From Raleigh : Head east on W Morgan St toward S McDowell St/NC-50/US-401/US-70 486 feet Turn left at S McDowell St/NC-50/US-401/US-70 Continue to follow NC-50/US-401/US-70 1.0 miles Merge onto NC-50/US-70/Wade Ave via the ramp to I-40 W 0.4 miles Take the ramp onto Glenwood Ave/NC-50/US-70 Continue to follow US-70 20.2 miles Take the exit onto I-85 S 1.9 miles Take exit 176 for US-501 N/Duke St/Gregson St 0.4 miles Turn right at N Duke St/US-501 Continue to follow US-501 28.9 miles Turn left at N Main St/US-501 Continue to follow US-501 10.8 miles Turn right at Mayo Lake Road From South Boston : Head southeast on US-501/Wilborn Ave toward Poplar Creek Street Continue to follow US-501 Entering North Carolina 12.6 miles Turn left at Mayo Lake Rd From Virgilina : Head west on 7th St/VA-96 toward Carolina Street Continue to follow VA-96 4.1 miles Turn left at Christie Road Entering North Carolina 0.8 miles Continue on High Plains Rd/NC-1504 0.9 miles Turn right at Mayo Lake Rd/NC-1501 Continue to follow Mayo Lake Road From Roxboro : Head northeast on N Madison Blvd/NC-49/US-501 toward Clayton Ave 0.8 miles Turn left at N Main St/US-501 Continue to follow US-501 10.8 miles Turn right at Mayo Lake Road

Phone Numbers


(336) 427-2530



A fall festival with lots of events is slated for October 13.  For information on this year's festival, please see

This year's festival includes both a cycling tour and a 5K road race.  Mayo Park also holds triathlons as well. See, for example,