Mayodan is your jumping off point for outdoor fun and adventure. The town and countryside offer mountain biking, paddling on the Mayo River, fishing, hiking and golf. It’s the ideal day trip for families of all ages or experienced adventurers. For more information, contact us here.

Choose your play

Mayodan is your jumping off point for outdoor fun and adventure. The town and countryside offer mountain biking, paddling on the Mayo River, fishing, hiking and golf. It’s the ideal day trip for families of all ages or experienced adventurers. For more information, contact us here.

Choose your play

For the ultimate outdoor fun, the Mayo River offers the most challenging rapids in the county a few miles upstream from Mayodan at the “Boiling Hole.” From there, the river gets a little more tame with class I and II runs. There are put-in and take-out points near the Boiling Hole, just outside Mayo River State Park and a little south of downtown Mayodan. The Mayo joins the Dan River a mile south. Zoom the map out to see additional access points,

Head to Farris Memorial Park for one of North Carolina’s best new mountain bike trails. Mayodan’s streets and scenic byways are safe for road bikes (with caution!). Restaurants and shops downtown make a great basecamp for outdoor adventure.

Farris Memorial Park has lots of space for a good cardio workout, just around the grounds, and it also features a wooded nature trail about a mile long. Mayo River State Park has a trail at Dezashio Mills a few miles north of Mayodan and other trails at Mayo Mountain Access just 5 minutes north of Mayodan. Zoom the map out to see nearby trails.

You can drop a line in Farris Memorial Park or Mayo River State Park ponds. Currently, fishing in the Mayo River must be from boats only. But you can expect smallmouth bass, bluegill, catfish and, occasionally some brook trout.

Farris Memorial Park features a driving range and miniature golf. Dan Valley Golf Club offers 18 holes of challenging golf for all skill levels. The small and complex greens are the character of the course and can be tough on even the best of short games. Deep Springs Golf & Country Club is a 18 hole private course.

Mayodan relies on Mayodan Outdoor Sports and the Walmart Superstore for sporting equipment, including kayaks, fishing tackle, bikes and supplies.