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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park

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, -79.005

 

Cabelands access

4950 Howe St.
Durham, NC 27705

GPS: 36.040034, -78.98881

 

Cole Mill access

4390 Old Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27712

GPS: 36.059999, -78.980464

 

Pleasant Green access

4770 Pleasant Green Road
Durham, NC 27705

GPS: 36.045965, -79.01154

 

Pump Station access

4023 Rivermont Road
Durham, NC 27712

GPS: 36.059415, -78.965288

 

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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  • March to October:

Monday to Thursday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Friday
8:00am to 8:00pm

Saturday to Sunday
9:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • November to February:

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday to Sunday
9:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

 

 

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

History highlights

Archaeology tells us that men first walked trails along the Eno long before recorded history. Indians of the Eno, Shakori, and Occoneechee tribes lived along the river when the first European explorers passed through. Some of the tribes merged in the late 17th century and established a village near present day Durham. Settlers moved in during the mid 1700's to set up farms and gristmills. More than 30 mills were located along the length of the Eno.

Efforts to establish Eno River State Park started in 1965, when the city of Durham proposed building a reservoir in the river valley. A group of concerned citizens led a campaign to save the Eno and formed the Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley. The association proposed a state park be established and, in May of 1972, the state of North Carolina approved the idea. The city of Durham withdrew its efforts to construct the reservoir and in 1975 the state, with help from the Eno River Association and the Nature Conservancy, opened the park with more than one thousand acres of land.