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Current status of park facilities   

Weekend delays: Due to increased visitation, several parks are reaching parking space capacity and are having to close temporarily on weekends to incoming traffic. As we move into fall leaf season, please be prepared by arriving early morning or late afternoon on weekends and having a backup plan in case the parking areas are full when you arrive. Weekdays are the best time to visit our parks if you want to avoid parking closures and crowds.

All accesses at Eno River State Park are operating under normal hours. Trails and restrooms are open. The restrooms close regularly throughout the day for cleaning and sanitizing; entry will be prohibited during this time.

The park office is open from Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the office.

Picnic shelters are not open at this time and cannot be reserved. All water fountains and hydrants are off; please be prepared and bring filled, reusable water bottles.

Tent campsites and group campsites are open. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling Aspira at 1-877-722-6762.

Visitors should make their visits brief and focus on moving through the park without stopping any place where multiple people may be in one area. Please observe social distancing and bring a mask or face covering with you, so that you can use it when you are unable to be 6 feet from other people.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Friday, October 30, 2020

PEA CREEK TRAIL CLOSED    

The Pea Creek Trail (trailhead located at the Cole Mill access) is closed until further notice. Due to recent storms, erosion has undercut steps, put deep holes into the trail, and significantly damaged the trail. Do Not Enter From Any Access. 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 16, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Eno River State Park


Contact the park
 

919-383-1686

eno.river@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Fews Ford access
and park office

6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705

GPS: 36.0783, -79.0050

 

Cabelands access

4950 Howe St.
Durham, NC 27705

GPS: 36.0400, -78.9888

 

Cole Mill access

4390 Old Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27712

GPS: 36.0599, -78.9804

 

Pleasant Green access

4770 Pleasant Green Road
Durham, NC 27705

GPS: 36.0459, -79.0115

 

Pump Station access

4023 Rivermont Road
Durham, NC 27712

GPS: 36.0594, -78.9652
 

Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • December to February:
    7:30am to 6:30pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:30am to 8:30pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:30am to 9:30pm
     
  • October:
    7:30am to 8:30pm
     
  • November:
    7:30am to 7:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • December to February:
    8:30am to 5:30pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:30am to 7:30pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:30am to 8:30pm
     
  • October:
    8:30am to 7:30pm
     
  • November:
    8:30am to 6:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:

Monday to Friday:
8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday to Sunday:
9:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • March to October:

Monday to Thursday:
8:30am to 4:30pm

Friday:
8:30am to 8:00pm

Saturday to Sunday:
9:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

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.

 

Come Join a Park Ranger on a hike along Buckquater Creek trail and see what the Eno has to offer!

Limited to 10. Call the office to register at (919) 383-1686. 

Please bring water and dress for the weather and a hike!

Date of Event:
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Start Location:
Park Office porch

Come and join a ranger on a small hike to learn about the trees that are along the Eno River in the wintertime!

Limit 10. Please call the office at (919)383-1686 to sign-up. 

Remember to bring water and to dress for the weather and a hike!

Date of Event:
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access

Join a Park Ranger and make pinecone bird feeders for our feathered friends! We still have birds in the area during the winter, come learn who they are, why they stay and what they do when it's cold. Then, you'll make a feeder for you to take home and hang outside as a winter treat.

Limit 10. Please call the office at (919)383-1686 to sign-up. 

Remember to bring water and to dress for the weather and a hike!

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/16/2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Start Location:
Park Office porch

Hike past rocky out crops and rapids, quiet river and steep bluffs to one of the iconic places on the Eno River.  Bobbitt Hole is the deepest known spot in the river.  Half this hike will be on the river and half through rolling hills of forest. The Cole Mill trail and Bobbitt Hole trail combine to a hike 2.6 miles in length and of moderate difficulty.  We will make frequent stops to look at interesting, plants, animals and history that we encounter. 

We are requiring everyone preregister. Limit of 10.
 

Call the Eno River Association at (919) 620-9099 to sign up. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 01/24/2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access

 How do turtles survive in winter? Join a Park Ranger for a short hike along the river to learn about the turtles in the park and their different adaptions to survive winter.

Limit 10. Please call the office at (919)383-1686 to sign-up. 

Remember to bring water and to dress for the weather and a hike!

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/27/2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Start Location:
Park Office porch