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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park
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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.


Open your eyes and ears to the world of birds! Bring your binoculars and join the Naturalist on a 2-mile leisurely walk to see what birds we can find at the Eno River State Park. All birding levels are welcome!
Wear hiking shoes and long pants and bring water and binoculars.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/25/2019 - 8:00am
Start Location:
Fews Ford Parking Loop

Join the Naturalist for a Snake Search. We’ll take a walk along the Eno River, talk about the snakes that can be found here, and look to see if we can find any snakes. Then we’ll head back to the Park office for a weaving project to make our own snakes.


Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Park Office

Join the Naturalist for a Haiku Hike along the Buckquarter Creek Trail. A haiku is a form of poetry that consists of three lines with 5-7-5 syllables. We’ll read some haikus for inspiration and write our own inspired by what we see on our hike.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Park Office

Celebrate the 42nd Birthday of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail by joining our Naturalist for a hike along part of the Laurel Bluffs Trail, which is part of the MST. We’ll start at the Pump Station Trailhead and walk towards Guess Rd,  but turn back before we reach it.  This is a 3 mile, moderate hike.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 9:30am
Start Location:
Pump Station Trailhead
Date of Event:
Sun, 09/08/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Fews Ford Picnic Tables

6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705



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GPS: 36.078300, -79.005000


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