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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park
Fews Ford Picnic Shelter- Fireplace Closed for Repair   

The fireplace at the Fews Ford Picnic Shelter located at 6101 Cole Mill Rd. is closed for repair. 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Fanny's Ford Campground Parking   

The gravel camper parking lot for Fanny's Ford Campground is closed due to construction.  Fanny's Ford Campground Campers should park in the loop parking lot.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Weekend delays   

Weekend delays: Due to increased visitation, several parks are reaching parking space capacity and are having to close temporarily on weekends to incoming traffic. 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.

 Last updated on: Friday, May 28, 2021


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
 

► 

  • 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
     

► 

  • 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
     

► 

  • 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
     

► 

  • 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
     

 

 

 

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.

 


Dunnagan Trail
Location: This trail is accessed from the Pea Creek Trail by crossing the creek on a footbridge.

Description:

This trail is a loop with an easy 3/4-mile on the river and the remainder generally paralleling the river on the adjacent ridge


Surface: natural surface

Length:
1.80 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle

Eno Trace Trail
Location: Eno Trace turns west off the Cox Mountain trail on top of the bluff between the picnic area and the river

Description:

This self-guided nature trail has information stations posted about Eno River ecology.


Surface:

Length:
0.50 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle

Fanny's Ford Trail
Location: This trail is accessed by hiking the Cox Mountain Trail from the picnic area north to the Fanny’s Ford loop.

Description:

This trail is a 1.01-mile loop but the round trip from the picnic area is 2.85 miles. The hike is generally easy with gentle hills and flat terrain along the river.


Surface:

Length:
1.01 miles
Difficulty:
Blaze:
purple circle



Holden Mill Trail
Location:

Description:

This 2.6-mile combination of two loops continues west from the Buckquarter Creek Trail from a bridge spanning the creek. Round trip from the Piper-Cox House parking lot is 4.1 miles. The smaller western loop is an easy hike around the stone remains of Holden’s Mill. The river segment is characterized by rock outcrops, giant boulders and frequent rapids.


Surface:

Length:
2.60 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow circle
Holden Mill Trail at Eno River State Park



Knight & Piedmont Trails
Location:

Description:

Knight and Piedmont trails are primarily accesses for neighborhoods off Pleasant Green Rd. but any hiker may use them. The Knight Trail turns east off Ridge Trail and goes up a steep hill 0.34-mile to the park boundary. The Piedmont Trail is 0.18-mile of utility right-of –way which crosses the Knight Trail. There is no parking access to these trails. This trail exits the park. Enter private property with permission only.


Surface:

Length:
0.52 miles
one way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red U