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Mayo River State Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Mayo River State Park

The Mayo River State Park TRACK Trail is a flat, 0.5 mile loop through the woods. There is a lot to see in the forest; look for running cedar, ferns, mushrooms, and shelters animals have made.

Created as a state park in 2003, Mayo River State Park is one of the newest North Carolina State Parks. The park offers a picnic shelter with grills (accommodates up to 100 and may be reserved), three individual picnic pads each with table and grill, two loop hiking trails (0.5 mile and 1.8 mile), rest rooms, and fishing in the two ponds (N.C. fishing license required).

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Collectible sticker for Mayo River State Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Fishing, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality: Open all year
Picnic Shelters
Pine needles
Dense forest
Open grassy lawn
Grill area near pond
Picnic area next to pond
Maple trees
Dirt path through the woods

Adventures for Mayo River State Park

Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Birds of the Piedmont

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Birds of the Piedmont brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Mayo River: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six common trees found in Mayo River State Park. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
Hiking

Let's Explore - ecoEXPLORE

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
Scientists need your help! Use this brochure to learn how to be an ecoEXPLORER and share your nature observations with real scientists.

Directions

500 Old Mayo Park Road
Mayodan, NC 27027
Latitude: 36.436543000000
Longitude: -79.947237700000

Mayo River State Park's Mayo Mountain Access is located in western Rockingham County near the towns of Mayodan and Stoneville, 30 minutes north of Greensboro, N.C. and 20 minutes south of Martinsville, Va. From Greensboro, take Highway 220 North to the Stoneville exit and turn left onto Highway 220 Business toward Mayodan. From Martinsville, take Highway 220 South to the Mayodan exit and turn right onto Highway 220 Business toward Mayodan. Mayo Mountain Access entrance is 1.7 miles from both exits on the right.

For a park map, click here.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Mayo River State Park TRACK trail was made possible through a partnership between Mayo River State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.