Mayo River State Park, Mayodan

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#135 of 161 in Nature in North Carolina
Mayo River State Park is a North Carolina state park in Rockingham County, North Carolina in the United States. It is near Mayodan, North Carolina and covers 2,187acre along the Mayo River. The park is one of the newest in the North Carolina system, having been authorized by the General Assembly in May 2003. An interim facility, called the Mayo Mountain Access, was opened to the public on April 1, 2010.InformationCurrently, the only designated public access is at the Mayo Mountain Access, near Mayodan. A visitor contact station, two picnic shelters, a small picnic area, a half-mile loop hiking trail, a 1.8-mile loop hiking trail, rest rooms, a catch and release fishing pond, and a maintenance facility were built or renovated at the public access. The area was once a private, corporate park formally known as Mayo Park. The state renovated and restored some of the existing structures from the former park, including a picnic shelter designed by architect Antonin Raymond. Raymond designed the original Mayo Park, and the park tried rebuild the area in a style compatible with Raymond's design.The park has several other land holdings along the river, not yet formally open to the public. One area of the park, near the Virginia state line, has a waterfall call Fall Creek Falls.Nearby state parksThe following state parks are within 30mi of Mayo River State Park: Hanging Rock State ParkHaw River State ParkPilot Mountain State Park Put Mayo River State Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mayodan day trip planning site .
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  • May River State Park protects sections of the river from the Virginia state line to the confluence with Dan River in Mayodan. As one of the newest parks in the system, amenities are limited at this.....  more »
  • Mayo River may not be a large state park in North Carolina, but it brings along with it the history of what this land was used for before becoming a state park. The picnic area and restrooms were...  more »
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  • May River State Park protects sections of the river from the Virginia state line to the confluence with Dan River in Mayodan. As one of the newest parks in the system, amenities are limited at this time. Currently, the Mayo Mountain Access near Mayodan has a visitor center, picnic area and a couple short trails. Near the Virginia state line is Fall Creek Falls on a tributary of Mayo River. There are also a couple river access points for paddling the river. Overall, a nice park with lots of potential.
  • Mayo Mountain is a great short shaded forest hike. Nice picnic shelter with huge old hearth to do a bbq whole pig or other. Nice stone work. Pond side fish area. Well maintained. The waterfall is not in same area as Mayo Mtn hike. You must drive in between the 2.

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