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Events and Programs

Eno 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.


Escape the summer heat and enjoy the sights and sounds along this peaceful section of the Eno River.
**Children must be accompanied by an adult.
**It is strongly recommended that participants should wear closed-toe shoes that are appropriate for hiking.  We also suggest bringing a full water bottle, snack, and a rain jacket.    

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Pump Station Trailhead (Bridge on Rivermont Dr.)

Investigate the invertebrates that help scientists infer about the Eno’s water quality. Join a naturalist and look for some special creatures that live in the Eno and why they are important. Wear water shoes, because we’ll be going in the river!


**Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Few's Ford Parking Loop

Join a naturalist to learn about Box Turtle biology while helping the park work on our Box Turtle population study. Wear insect-proof clothing, since we will likely be going off trail. All ages welcome!
**Wear hiking shoes and bring water, sunscreen and bug repellant.    

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/10/2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Few's Ford Parking Loop

Join a naturalist to read the classic “Rainbow Fish” and learn two of our colorful Eno fish, the Red Eared Sunfish and the Red-eye (Roanoke) Bass. Bring water shoes. Great for the littlest park visitors, but all ages are welcome.

Wear good hiking shoes, bring drinking water and a snack.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:

Shinrin-yoku…(Japanese)  a visit to the forest for relaxation; a chance to stroll through nature and take in the atmosphere for one’s well-being; literally “forest bathing.”
Join a volunteer for a leisurely hike as we enjoy the sights and sounds of the NC forest and the Eno River on the Chestnut Oak Trail.
Wear good hiking shoes; bring water and a snack.

Date of Event:
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:

Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road
DurhamNC 27705
Latitude: 36.078300
Longitude: -79.005000

Park Hours:

Few's Ford Access
May-September: 7am - 10pm
March, April, and October: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 8pm
December, January and February: 7am - 7pm

Cole Mill Access
May-September: 7:30am - 9:30pm
March, April, and October: 7:30am - 8:30pm
November: 7:30am - 7:30pm
December January and February: 7:30am - 6:30pm

Pleasant Green and Cabelands Accesses
May-September: 8:30am - 8:30pm
March, April, and October: 8:30am - 7:30pm
November: 8:30am - 6:30pm
December January and February: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Park Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am- 5:30pm
Sunday 12:30pm- 5:30pm