Mayo Park as pictured in "Photos from History" was once a gathering place for many on a lazy summer afternoon. The park was provided by Washington Mills and was a recreational facility that provided swimming, canoeing, hiking and in later years day-camps through the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department. However, with the closing of the mill came the closing of the park.
However, opening soon, in the very near future, is the new and improved "Mayo Mountain Access of Mayo River State Park". Located north of Mayodan, on Business 220. The park is still under construction but will house a Visitor Contact Station, Picnic Shelters, Restroom Facilities and activities will include canoe river access points, hiking (a short trail and long trail), fishing, and the covered sheltered will offer picnic tables and cook area for family gatherings.
Please continue to check back in the weeks to come to see the progress of the park through digital pictures and find out the latest news about the future opening date of the park.
The Caretakers old cabin at Mayo Park.
Mayo Park's picnic shelter.
Mayo River State Park Picnic Shelter
Mayo Park's old Bath Houses
Mayo State River Park's Visitor Contact Station