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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park
PEA CREEK TRAIL CLOSED    

The Pea Creek Trail (trailhead located at the Cole Mill access) is closed until further notice. Due to recent storms, erosion has undercut steps, put deep holes into the trail, and significantly damaged the trail. Do Not Enter From Any Access. 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Current status of facilities at Eno River State Park   

Tent campsites are open for reservations as of May 22, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed.

Fews Ford and Cole Mill accesses are operating under normal hours. Trails and restrooms are open. The restrooms close regularly throughout the day for cleaning and sanitizing: entry will be prohibited during this time. 

The picnic shelters are closed to promote social distancing.  All water fountains and hydrants are off: please be prepared and bring filled, reusable water bottles.

Cabelands and Pleasant Green accesses are CLOSED at this time. Parking outside the gates and along the road is not permitted. You may not park on the road shoulder, block gates, or impede traffic and walk into the park from these accesses. Your vehicle will be subject to citation and or towing. Swimming is not permitted at the Eno Quarry at this time. 

Visitors should make their visits brief and focus on moving through the park without stopping any place where multiple people may be in one area.  This is not the time to “hang out” at the park.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020


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
 

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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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  • 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.

 


Laurel Bluffs Trail
Location:

Description:

The Laurel Bluffs Trail has three distinct parts, all of which are part of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. The eastern portion of the trail is a 2.2-mile long trail that links Pump Station Trail to the easternmost boundary of the park at Guess Road. The middle section is a 2.5-mile long trail that links Cabelands Trail to Pump Station Trail. The western part of the trail is a 1.4-mile long trail that links Eno Quarry Trail to the Pleasant Green Access.


Surface:

Length:
6.10 miles
one way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow circle



Pea Creek Trail
Location: Pea Creek Trail starts at the south end of the Cole Mill parking lot.

Description:

The trail follows the river under the Cole Mill Road bridge, eventually intersecting with a short loop that follows the river and Pea Creek, and returns through the upland forest.


Surface:

Length:
1.30 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue circle



Pump Station Trail
Location: Begins at the Nancy Rhodes Creek bridge on Rivermont Road

Description:

The Pump Station Trail is known as the best spring wildflower trail in the park. It’s an easy loop hike with a few gentle hills.


Surface:

Length:
1.50 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle



Quarry Trail
Location:

Description:

This trail starts from the Cabe Lands Trail and descends a gentle ridge 0.38 mile crossing Rhodes Creek at the base of the Eno Quarry. The trail continues with a 0.42-mile loop around the quarry rim. Caution should be taken around the quarry. It is dangerous with steep drop offs, no shallow areas, depths at the banks generally exceeding 25 feet and maximum depths of 60 feet. There are hidden hazards below the surface near the banks. Banks are difficult to climb. For safety, stay on the marked trail.


Surface:

Length:
0.80 miles
loop
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue circle



Ridge Trail
Location: It starts at an intersection with the Buckquarter Creek Trail and provides access to the Shakori and Knight trails.

Description:

The Ridge Trail is part of the old Ridge Road to Roxboro. Hikers may see what remains of three 19th century homes along this route. This trail exits the park. Enter private property with permission only.


Surface:

Length:
1.27 miles
one way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue U