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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.


Join our volunteer at the vernal pond at the Pump Station access to look for spotted or marbled salamanders, their egg masses and their young.  It’s the breeding season and with luck we’ll see some. Equipment is provided for the hunt. 
Bring water, wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet, and a camera to photograph the salamanders.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/01/2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Pump Station Trailhead (Bridge on Rivermont Dr.)

Come see what's flying through Eno River State Park as Fall migration begins.  

Bring your binoculars and join us for this relaxing bird walk. 

Wear hiking shoes and long pants; bring water, and binoculars. 

*Children must be accompanied by an adult

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/15/2016 - 8:00am
Start Location:
Few's Ford Parking loop

Join Ranger Jack on a Safari for river turtles in their natural habitat.  We will walk along the river and see if we can spot these shelled residents as they paddle and bask in the fall sun.  This program is geared towards pre-school children.  Feel free to bring snacks, binoculars, and a sense of adventure.  Parents are joyfully encouraged to get into the safari spirit for the program.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access, 2nd parking lot

Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain's geologic wonders.  Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist!  Call 919-383-1686 to register.  Limit 25.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/22/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee parking lot

Hike along a beautiful stretch of the Eno River to the lovely spot called Bobbit Hole (moderate 2.2 mile hike.)

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/05/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access Parking Lot

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