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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park
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6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705




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, Sunday, 9am-5:00pm 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Saturday, Sunday, 9am-5:00pm

Water Hydrants Off for the Winter   

The water hydrants are being turned off for the winter at Fews Ford and Cole Mill Accesses. 
Fews Ford campers can still get water outside the restroom building, but
Piper Creek campers must bring any needed water with them, as there is none available at that access.

 Last updated on: Monday, December 9, 2019

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.


Description: Join a ranger at Cole mill to talk about wild turkeys at the park and we will go on a short hike to see if we can find any turkeys or any sign of them.

 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Cole Mill Shelter

On the first day of winter we'll talk about how artists have been inspired by snow and take a short hike to the Eno River for ideas. The Naturalist will show you a few ways to make your own snow art and then you can decide which ones you want to try out.

Digital cameras are welcome but not required. Dress for the weather. Bring water.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Park Office

Open your eyes and ears to the world of birds! Bring your binoculars for a 2-mile leisurely walk with the Naturalist to see what birds we can find at the Eno River State Park. All birding levels are welcome!

Bring binoculars and water. Dress for the weather.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 8:00am
Start Location:
Fews Ford Parking Loop


Join a Park Ranger and explore what the animals do during winter to survive. Not many of them are truly hibernators, so you’ll learn what ingenious methods they use to help them thrive in winter. Learn the secrets of chickadees, beavers, squirrels, and more! We'll hike along the Eno River on our Buckquarter Creek Trail. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call 919-383-1686

Date of Event:
Fri, 12/27/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office Porch