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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.

 

Have you ever wondered what you are seeing when you look up at the night sky?  Come out and look with park staff and volunteers from the Greensboro Astronomy Club as we take a tour of the night sky.  Start time is 9:30 pm at the field near the picnic shelter.  Please use a red filter on your flashlight if you have one.  Bring your own bug spray.
Park Address:
​500 Old Mayo Park Road
Mayodan, NC 27027

​For more information call the park office at 336-427-2530.
​For more information about the Greensboro Astronomy Club, go to greensboroastronomyclub.org
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 9:30pm
Start Location:
Field near the picnic shelter

Have you ever wondered what kind of snake you saw in your garden?  Would you like to know more about how snakes live and behave?  Come along with a ranger at Mayo River State Park as we learn about the snakes we sometimes misidentify.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

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.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area Parking Lot

Come see what is swimming around in the creeks at Mayo River State Park.  A park ranger will lead you to Falls Creek Falls and we will see what we can catch!  Wear clothing and shoes for getting in the creek and getting wet!  We will start at the Deshazo Mill Road Access Parking Lot (Latitude 36.5411, Longitute -79.9830) at 1pm.  If you need directions to the parking lot, please call the park office at (336) 427-2530.  Bring your own drinking water and insect repellent. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Deshazo Mill Road Access Parking Lot

Have you ever wondered what you are seeing when you look up at the night sky?  Come out and look with park staff and volunteers from the Greensboro Astronomy Club as we take a tour of the night sky.  Start time is 08:00 pm at the field near the picnic shelter.  Please use a red filter on your flashlight if you have one.  Bring your own bug spray.
Park Address:
​500 Old Mayo Park Road
Mayodan, NC 27027

​For more information call the park office at 336-427-2530.
​For more information about the Greensboro Astronomy Club, go to greensboroastronomyclub.org
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Field near the picnic shelter

500 Old Mayo Park Road
Mayodan, NC 27027

336-427-2530
mayo.river@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.439111, -79.947526

 

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