Mayo Lake - A Hidden Paradise

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Mayo Lake - Discover Hidden Paradise



     Woods for hiking, picnicking or just enjoying wildlife... Water for boating, fishing, skiing, canoeing, kayaking or reflections of stunning sunsets... There are very few combinations that do more to soothe, relax and refresh ones spirit than that of woods and water. This incredible combination is a hidden paradise that can be found just minutes north of the Triangle in Person County.


     Mayo Lake is a reservoir located in Northern Person County. The lake is owned by Progress Energy. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Management would only allow the power company to build Mayo if they agreed to not allow development of the shoreline. They could not allow any disturbance of the land from the water level to the high water mark. Nothing was to be done to change the landscape. This in essence protects the wildlife by keeping it in its undisturbed state.


   Mayo now has 85 miles of pristine shoreline that surrounds the 2800-acre lake. In 1996 Progress Energy committed to a long-term lease that allows Person County to develop 120 acres of wooded parkland along side the lake for public recreational purposes. Construction has since taken place to provide facilities for visitors without adversely affecting the natural area. Today the park offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation and education in a scenic environment. The facility now includes:

*Canoe & Kayak boat launch

*Ranger Station

*Boat landing


*Hiking Trails


*Future Environmental Education & Community Center


There are also several annual events and programs held at the lake such as:


*Numerous fishing tournaments

*Canoe & Kayaking Festival

*Evening movies at the amphitheatre

*Interpretive Hikes

*Cross Country 5K Run


     Real estate values have soared along the shores of this beautiful lake over the last several years. Available homes start at $235,000 for resale and $400,000 for new construction. While lot prices range from $79,000 to $250,000 for a 2.67 acre wooded peninsula lot.


     If the hectic pace of everyday life has you feeling the need to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit come explore all that the pristine shores of Mayo Lake has to offer.


      "The more peaceful and tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom." Author unknown


     For more information on available homes and lots on Mayo Lake call Sherry  Clayton of Keller Williams Preferred Realty 336-598-1293

Comments (7)

Holly Lynch
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Travelers Rest, SC

Sherry, I'd love to swap lake home we have lots here as well. Welcome to the rain..don't get addicted and keep going with KW!

Jul 14, 2008 11:47 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Jul 15, 2008 01:32 AM
Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

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Jul 15, 2008 02:30 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

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Jul 15, 2008 08:30 AM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

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Jul 15, 2008 05:55 PM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

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Jul 16, 2008 09:45 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Sherry, welcome to Active Rain. As you read and learn here on the Rain, you'll notice that many of us take photographs and then share them along with the narrative. Good localism post for your potential buyers. ;-)


Jul 17, 2008 02:49 PM