Mayo River

State Park - North Carolina

Mayo River State Park is a located along the Mayo River in Rockingham County, North Carolina. The park's principle public access area is 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.

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Visitor Map of Mayo River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Mayo River - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Mayo River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

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Fact Sheet of Mayo River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Mayo River - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet of Mayo River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Mayo River SP https://www.ncparks.gov/mayo-river-state-park/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayo_River_State_Park Mayo River State Park is a located along the Mayo River in Rockingham County, North Carolina. The park's principle public access area is 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.
Activities Mayo River State Park is located close to the Virginia border in central North Carolina. The developing park currently consists of nine separate tracts along the Mayo River. The Mayo Mountain Access is the site of a former community park outside the town of Mayodan. The Mayo Mountain Access currently serves as the park’s headquarters while the rest of the park is developed along the river corridor. The park has one river access in the town of Mayodan, with plans to create more facilities along the river corridor in the future to include a visitor center, camping, hiking trails, picnic areas, and paddling and fishing accesses. Experience the Park! Mayo River State Park 500 Old Mayo Park Road Mayodan, NC 27027 336-427-2530 mayo.river@ncparks.gov GPS: 36.4326, -79.9520 Fun Facts ■■ The park was established in 2003 ■■ The park contains 2520 acres of land ■■ The large picnic shelter was designed by renowed architect Antonin Raymond. ■■ The large picnic shelter is similar in appearance to the St Paul Catholic Church in Japan ■■ The dam near the Mayo Mountain Access was originally used to generate power for a cotton mill in the 1890s. ■■ Evidence of native settlements are found in the river and along the river corridor ■■ In the 1800’s, the property was used by the Shady Grove Plantation, which had two grist mills. ■■ The property was owned by Washington Mills Company, the textile giant, in the late 1940’s to the early 1970’s. ■■ River Otter ■■ Fox Squirrel ■■ Great Blue Heron ■■ Belted Kingfisher The belted kingfisher can be found hunting near and nesting along the riverbanks. The endangered Roanoke Logperch can be found here ■■ Red Fox ■■ Wood Duck ■■ Beaver ■■ Black Bear ■■ Whitetail Deer ■■ Racoon Common Ravens nest in the area, proving that the area is more typical of the mountain than the piedmont. Great place for birding! Two bird counts are held in the park annually. ncparks.gov MNQP
Pettigrew State Park South Mountains State Park – 2018 Park of the Year Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation manages more than 234,000 acres of iconic landscape across our state in our parks, recreation areas and natural areas with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2017. Discover More with a Ranger Across North Carolina, state park rangers are proud of our parks and eager to welcome you and your family. Come to our parks to marvel at our state’s most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and learn about the rich science, culture and history that make our parks great. Fun facts about North Carolina State Parks ■■ There are 41 places to visit, including 34 parks, four recreation areas and three staffed state natural areas. ■■ The Division manages four state rivers, seven state lakes and six state trails. ■■ There are about 581 miles of trail to explore in our parks. ■■ The first state park created was Mount Mitchell State Park on March 3, 1915. Fort Macon State Park was the second. ■■ The Division celebrated 100 years of being Naturally Wonderful in 2016. ■■ Parks that welcome over 1 million visitors annually include: Jockey’s Ridge, Fort Macon and William B. Umstead state parks and Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake state recreation areas. ■■ The Division employs over 1,000 people across the state. ■■ Some www.ncparks.gov M N P Q Roy Cooper Governor unique activities you can do in our parks include: wind surfing and hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, cross country skiing and snow shoeing at Elk Knob State Park, driving on the four-wheel-drive beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and rock climbing at Chimney Rock, Crowders Mountain, Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain state parks. Susi H. Hamilton Secretary 75,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $10,707.92 or $0.14 each. 03/18 Did you know that many plants atop Mount Mitchell are rare in North Carolina but common in Quebec? That the giant sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge are constantly moving? Do you know how to safely hold a crayfish? From fishing lessons to astronomy programs and tree identification hikes to guided paddles, parks offer programs for all ages. Visit our website for a list of upcoming programs at each park. Junior Rangers The Junior Ranger program offers educational and skill-based activities to encourage children to explore the outdoors. Children can complete activity guides, geared for ages 6-12, and attend ranger programs to earn a junior ranger patch unique to each park. Ask about the program at a park office or download the guide at: www.ncparks.gov/junior-rangers. Environmental Education Learning Experiences Parks have their own curriculum guides that are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Competency goals in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts are available. Each program includes pre-visit, on-site and post-visit student activities that have measurable objectives, background information, vocabulary, references and step-bystep activity instructions. Passport Program How many state parks can you visit? Use your passport as a guide and collect stamps, earn prizes and make “Naturally Wonderful” memories! Pick up your passport at a state park near you. North Carolina State Parks 100-Mile Challenge Can you hike, bike or paddle 100 miles in a year? Join the N.C. State Parks’ 100-Mile Challenge and log your miles online to earn digital badges and redeem prizes as you reach various milestones! This is a great way to get outside, get moving and keep track of your activity. Visit www.nc100miles.org to sign up. ■■ Several parks have educational trails, called TRACK trails, that include activities for children to complete along the way. William B. Umstead State Park Jockey’s Ridge State Park Friends Of State Parks Join the Friends of State Parks to help support, promote and advocate for the parks system as a whole, or join the friends group of your favorite park. The group helps provide funding for Junior Ranger and Youth in Parks – Environmental Education programs, as well as grants for state parks projects. You can also make a donation to help keep our parks around for future generations. Learn more at www.ncfsp.org or www.ncparks.gov/support-your-parks. Merchandise Want to show your N.C. State Parks pride? Visit the online webstore and purchase products such as coffee mugs, prints, t-shirts, pins, patches and Christmas ornaments. This exclusive merchandise makes a great gift for special state parks fans, including yourself. www.ncparkstore.com N.C. State Parks License Plate Show your support for state parks every time you drive your vehicle! Purchase an N.C. State Parks license plate through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicl

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