May happenings at Mayo River State Park

May at Mayo River State Park – Your local State Park!

There are 3 great activities scheduled for the month of May at the park

Hike with a Ranger

Come out for a leisurely stroll on the hiking with a park ranger, exploring the flora and fauna along the way. Meet at the picnic area parking lot at 1pm for this program. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring your own drinking water and insect repellent.
Date of Event:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area Parking Lot

Canoe the Mayo

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Free guided trip open to the first 11 people to sign up at the park office.
Call 336-427-2530 to sign up or for more information and directions.

Have you ever wanted to paddle down the scenic Mayo River? Come out and take a river trip with a park ranger. This canoe trip will start at the public boat access at Old Anglin Mill Loop Road and end at the public boat access on US 220 Business. Start time is 10:00am. Participants must provide their own transportation to the launch site and from the take-out site, which means you will need two vehicles with drivers. The paddling trip should take approximately four to five hours, depending on river current and water levels. The trip is free of charge and open to the first 11 people who sign up at the park office. Canoes, personal flotation devices and paddles are provided. All participants must wear shoes appropriate for wading. Flip-flops will not be allowed. Paddlers must wear personal flotation devices for the entire trip and bring water, a picnic lunch, sunscreen and any personal items in a waterproof container. Dress for and be prepared for getting wet.
Date of Event:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Public boat access at Old Anglin Mill Loop Road

Stars and Planets

Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wandered what you are looking at? Come out and explore the constellations, stars, and planets at Mayo River State Park! Volunteers from the Greensboro Astronomy Club will be on hand with telescopes to assist you in your journey through the wonders of the heavens. We will meet in the field near the picnic shelter. Please us e a red filter on any flashlights you bring. Start time is 9:00pm.
Date of Event:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 9:00pm to 11:45pm
Start Location:
Field near the picnic shelter

For more information on these and other free programs at MAYO RIVER STATE PARK, call 336-427-2530. Or visit and click on Visit A Park, Find A Park, scroll to Mayo River and click Events & Programs. Meet-up location for all programs is at MAYO MOUNTAIN ACCESS, 500 OLD MAYO PARK ROAD, MAYODAN, NC 27027