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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.

 

Take a guided hike along the river to see wildflowers, trees, turltes, and the old Pump Station.
This is an easy 1.5 mile hike. Please wear hiking or tennis shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them.

 

Date of Event:
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Rivermont Drive Bridge

Come prepared for adventure as we search far and wide for salamanders in their natural habitat.  Learners should be ready to get dirty and wet.  We will search for salamanders in a variety of locations to learn of their life cycle as well as capture a view into their world.      (Limit 15)
 

Date of Event:
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Pump Station Trailhead (Bridge on Rivermont Dr.)

Eno River State Park's Spring Hiking Series: Hike every trail in the park! 

Guided hikes will be given on different trails each week throughout the Park. Learn some cultural and natural history along the way! There will be 12 hikes in total. A small prize will be given to those that complete 5 hikes and a bigger prize for those that complete 10. Come explore Few's Ford, Pleasant Green, Cabelands, Cole Mill, and Pump Station. 
This can also go towards the NC State Parks statewide 100 Mile Challenge!

This week (hike #2) we'll be hiking the Pea Creek and Dunnagan Trails for a total of 3.1 miles. See wildflowers, birds, scenic river views, and a historic graveyard.
Difficulty: moderate.

What to Bring? Water & sturdy shoes. Optional: binoculars & a snack. 

Have any questions? jennifer.fenwick@ncparks.govemail, jennifer.fenwick@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access, 2nd Parking Lot

Open you eyes and ears to the world of birds!
Bring your binoculars and join a state park educator on a 0.7 mile leisurely walk to see what birds reside at the Eno River. All birding levels are welcome! 
 
Where: Few's Ford Picnic Area. From the main entrance to the park (6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC), continue all the way down the road until it dead ends into a large parking area. 
When: We will start at 8:00 am and will go until (depending on the amount of birds out) 9:30/10am. It's okay to leave before 10am. 
What to bring: Wear good sturdy shoes and long pants. Please bring binoculars. I have a couple of kid size binoculars.

No registration necessary. 
**Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Date of Event:
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 8:00am
Start Location:
Few's Ford Picnic Area. From the main entrance to the park (6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC), continue all the way down the road until it dead ends into a large parking area.

Eno River State Park's Spring Hiking Series: Hike every trail in the park! 

Guided hikes will be given on different trails each week throughout the Park. Learn some cultural and natural history along the way! There will be 12 hikes in total. A small prize will be given to those that complete 5 hikes and a bigger prize for those that complete 10. Come explore Few's Ford, Pleasant Green, Cabelands, Cole Mill, and Pump Station. 
This can also go towards the NC State Parks statewide 100 Mile Challenge!

This week (hike #3) we'll be hiking to Bobbitt Hole for a total of 2.65 miles. Hike along the river thicketed with patches of mountain laurel and rhododendron, spot turtles, listen to the birds, and gaze upon the beauty of Bobbits swimming hole. 
Difficulty: moderate.

What to Bring? Water & sturdy shoes. Optional: binoculars & a snack. 

Have any questions? jennifer.fenwick@ncparks.govemail, jennifer.fenwick@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Cole Mill Access, 2nd Parking Lot
Contact:

Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road
DurhamNC 27705
Phone919-383-1686
eno.river@ncparks.gov
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