Do you have a child interested in what the outdoors, or who wanders “what do park rangers do”? Bring them to Mayo River State Park to become a Junior Ranger. The program is designed for kids ages 6 to 12. Participants will get to work through several requirements to earn a Junior Ranger patch, while getting to learn more about the people who work for state parks.
Events and Programs
Mayo River State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
Come out for a hike along the Mayo River and Fall Creek, ending at Fall Creek Falls. We will meet at at the Deshazo Mill Road Access Parking Lot (Latitude 36.5411, Longitute -79.9830) at 1pm. Please wear sturdy shoes, wear clothing appropriate for existing weather conditions, and bring along your own drinking water. If you need directions to the parking lot, please call the park office at (336) 427-2530.
Have you ever built your own kite and flown it? Now you have your chance to so at Mayo River State Park. Met at the park office at 1 pm. Build your very own kite and test it out in the big field!
The Fish are waiting, will you walk away with a great fish story? Come out and go fishing with a Park Ranger at Mayo River State Park. The program starts with a meet up at 1:30pm at the picnic area parking lot. Bring your own tackle, bait, and insect repellent. There are some fishing pole and tackle available to be used on loan. All participants 16 years old and older must have a North Carolina Fishing Licence.
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 use a red filter on any flashlights you bring and don't forget your bug spray. Start time is 9pm.
Mayo River State Park
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, September & October: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day
8am - 5pm weekdays
Closed state holidays