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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park
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 Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:08am

Find solitude and peace among tall trees and a symphony of forest creatures camping at Eno River State Park. The park has backcountry camping available to families, individuals, and groups at the Fews Ford and Cole Mill Accesses. All sites require hiking in and supplies must be carried in. There is not a potable water source at the sites.


Family/Small Group/Individual Camping

At Fews Ford Access follow a secondary trail off the Fanny's Ford trail to reach the Fanny's Ford Campground, one mile from the parking lot. There are five sites on a hill a short distance from the river. At Cole Mill Access follow the Bobbitt Hole Trail to the Piper Creek Campground about 1.2 miles from the parking lot. Five sites are near Piper Creek and a short walk to the river. Each site has a pad for tents, fire ring, lantern hook, and bench and a pit toilet serves each campground.

Group Camping


The Cox Mountain Group Camp is a short distance from the Cox Mountain Trail and the suspension bridge across the river and is set on a wooded ridge near the river. The hike is 3/8 mile from parking. Maximum accommodation is 26 persons. The Buckquarter Creek Group Camp has two sites near the junction of Buckquarter and Martin Cabin Creeks, just off the Ridge Trail. The hike is 1.2 miles from parking. Each site accommodates a maximum of 15 people. All group sites have tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings with benches, and a pit toilet. All tents must fit on the pads. Reservations are required.

IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to preview photos of campsites; check availability and fees; and find out whether a specific site is handicap accessible; has access to water, showers, or restrooms; has electric hookup; and other important information.


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- 5:00pm
Sunday  9am- 5:00pm