Glencoe Dam from Great Bend ParkPaddle access is open 7 days a week. Please see Hours and Rules for yearly hours schedule. 

The Island Trail Now Open!

 Great Bend Park at Glencoe features 30 wooded acres along the Haw River which offers spectacular views from the hiking trails and fishing areas. Picnicing, fishing, hiking and paddle access points are available. The park is also a part of the Haw River Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Great Bend Park Map with legend

Please visit us here for more information about this section of the Haw River Paddle Trail.


350 Greenwood Drive
Burlington, NC  27217
(336) 270-5124

Great Bend Trail Fall 2014Current Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Yearly Schedule

November-February: 8am-5pm
March-April: 8am-7pm
May-August: 8am-8pm
September-October: 8am-7pm

Park Gate is locked at closing time. Do not leave your vehicle parked at a trailhead after the posted closing time. 

The Island Trail is Now Open!

Park Rules

Park rules are enforced by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department. In case of emergency call 911.

The following actions are prohibited:

• Possession or Use of Alcohol or Illegal Drugs
• Setting Fires Outside of Fire Rings or Grills
• Littering or Defacing of County Property
• Possession of Weapons in Violation of State Law
• Solicitation or Advertising of Any Kind
• Failure to Have Pets on a Leash
• Removal of Plants or Other Natural Materials
• Fishing from Boat Launch Area
• Use of Motor Vehicles Outside of Parking Area
• Riding of Bikes or Horses on Trails