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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Mackintosh in North Carolina.

Lake Mackintosh, NC

The marina at Lake Mackintosh has a boat launch ramp, rental boats and boating-fishing supplies. Located on the southwest outskirts of Burlington, NC, this 1,150-acre lake offers a nice variety of fish species. Some of the sixty miles of shoreline are accessible for fishing from the bank, but the majority of fish caught here are taken by anglers from a boat. Striped bass, hybrid stripers, crappie, catfish and bass all reside here in good numbers. Fishing tournaments are popular here, as are quiet fishing days from a canoe or kayak.

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Lake Mackintosh, North Carolina, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a variety of fish species and outdoor recreational activities. Spanning over 1,100 acres, this reservoir provides ample opportunities for anglers to enjoy their favorite pastime in a beautiful natural setting.

One of the primary attractions of Lake Mackintosh is its diverse fish population. The lake is home to a variety of species, including largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and sunfish. Anglers can target largemouth bass by casting around the lake's submerged structures, such as fallen trees and rock formations. Crappie fishing is also popular, with anglers targeting them around brush piles and submerged vegetation. Catfish can be found in the deeper parts of the lake, and sunfish can be caught near the shoreline.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Mackintosh

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill Striped bass Hybrid Stripers

Lake Mackintosh Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a common activity on Lake Mackintosh, with various amenities available for boaters. The lake offers multiple boat ramps, allowing for easy access to the water. Whether you prefer motorized boats, kayaks, or canoes, there is plenty of space to explore the lake's waters and find your favorite fishing spots. Boaters can enjoy the calm waters of the lake, take in the scenic views, and navigate through its coves and channels.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Mackintosh Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and row boats
336 538-0896


Lake Mackintosh Marina
2704 Huffman Mill Rd
Burlington, NC 27215
336 538-0896

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Mackintosh Marina
Located just south of the Huffman Mill Road Bridge, on the south side of the lake, this is a multi-lane launch ramp with docks and ample parking.

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Camping facilities are also available near Lake Mackintosh, providing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts with the opportunity to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings. The lake offers several campgrounds with amenities such as picnic areas, hiking trails, and access to the water. Camping near Lake Mackintosh allows anglers to wake up to the peaceful sounds of nature, fish from the shore or a boat at their leisure, and enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Greensboro KOA Journey - 336 274-4143

Simple Times RV Park and Campground - 336 516-2267

Hagan-Stone Park Campground - 336 641-2090

Lake Mackintosh NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Mackintosh
Lake Mackintosh Marina
2704 Huffman Mill Rd
Burlington, NC 27215
336 538-0896


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Lake Mackintosh in NC

Fishing for bass, stripers and crappie in north-central NC

Lake Mackintosh, in North Carolina.