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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

List of trails

Stepping onto an Eno River trail is a journey into tranquility. Follow the river bank, journey through the woodlands, or hike a short nature trail for a close look at Eno River State Park. Go up Cox Mountain for a challenging climb through scenic hardwood forest. Travel the Bobbitt Hole Trail to one of the most scenic spots on the river, where water rushes over rocks and greenery hangs from stone-lined bluffs. Eno River has almost 28 miles of trail to take you into the heart of nature. All trails are blazed and signed. Request a park trail map for descriptions and distances.

Occoneechee Mountain, a nearby state natural area that is a administered by Eno River State Park, also offers hiking.

 


Bobbitt Hole Trail
Location:

Description:

This loop trail extends the Cole Mill Trail up river, intersecting the western section of Cole Mill Trail twice. A short spur at the southern end of the Bobbitt Hole loop dead ends at the hole.


Surface:

Length:
1.65 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle



Buckquarter Creek Trail
Location: Begins at the Piper-Cox Museum parking lot

Description:

The loop trail turns upriver at Few’s Ford. The most spectacular rapids on the river are viewed from a rock outcrop along the trail. A staircase takes hikers over the outcrop.


Surface: natural surface, stairs

Length:
1.50 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle

Cabe Lands Trail
Location: This loop trail starts from the Cabe Lands Access parking lot.

Description:

Stone foundations and the millrace earth works of the old Cabe Mill are visible from the trail, especially when the leaves are off of the trees. This stretch of river is in the area known as Cabe’s Gorge and is a particularly rocky area.


Surface:

Length:
1.20 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle



Cole Mill Trail
Location: Begins at the Cole Mill picnic area from either end of the parking lot.

Description:

Most of this loop trail is an easy hike along the river with a short climb through the upland forest. Scenic laurel covered bluffs dominate the opposite river bank.


Surface:

Length:
1.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow circle



Cox Mountain Trail
Location: Begin this trail in the Fews Ford picnic area.

Description:

This loop trail can be lengthened by adding the Fanny’s Ford Trail loop, which intersects from the northeast. The trail passes beside the picnic area, down to the river and crosses the river on a suspension foot bridge. The trail climbs 270 feet in elevation from the river to the hilltop. A long steep climb and descent is required.


Surface:

Length:
3.75 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue circle