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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, 02/25/2017 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Pump Station Trailhead (Bridge on Rivermont Dr.)

Step back in time for a short hike to the ruins of the Grist Mill.  Learn about its operation, history, and the mill families.
Wear hiking shoes and bring water.
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Date of Event:
Sun, 02/26/2017 - 1:30pm
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access, 2nd parking lot

Enjoy the first day of spring on an easy hike for families with young children. Two experienced ranger-parents will share tips and tricks for hiking with little ones.  This easy stroll is geared for parents with kids ages 0-5.  The trail is less than 1/2 mile and easy, but it is not accessible for strollers. Plan on some hand-holding or carrying with the little ones.   Approximately 45 minutes of exploring nature with restrooms nearby.  Leader: Sean HIggins,, 919-707-9348

Date of Event:
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Fews Ford Access, Piper-Cox House Parking Area

Hike along the beautiful Eno River  and through the NC forest on the Pea Creek/ Dunnagan Trails.  The hike will be a moderate/easy 3.1 miles and take approximately two hours.

Wear good hiking shoes/boots and bring drinking water and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access, 2nd parking lot

Join the Eno River Association when we celebrate National Trails Day with a guided hike to Bobbitt Hole.  This 2.6 mile trail is half on the scenic Eno River and half through moderate rolling hills.  The destination is Bobbitt Hole, one of the iconic views on the Eno and the deepest known place in the river.


Directions:  Meet at the Cole Mill Access of Eno River State Park in the picnic shelter parking lot.  Cole Mill Access is north of Durham at the end of Old Cole Mill Road which intersects with Umstead and Cole Mill Roads 3 miles north of I85.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:00am
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