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Eno River State Park Visitor Center Construction to Limit Parking at Fews Ford Access

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Roy Cooper, Governor
D. Reid Wilson, Secretary
Release Note: 
Katie Hall
Release Date: 
Monday, August 23, 2021

Eno River State Park Visitor Center Construction to Limit Parking at Fews Ford Access


DURHAM, N.C. — Construction of a new visitor center at Eno River State Park will limit parking at Fews Ford access through late summer 2022. Visitors should expect parking to reach capacity early in the day on weekends and good weather days. Park staff say visitors should prepare to have a wait for a parking space at Fews Ford while construction continues.

When parking at Fews Ford is full, visitors are asked to try the park’s accesses at Pleasant Green, Cole Mill, Cabelands and Pump Station. Addresses for each access can be found on the park’s website at

The new visitor center at Fews Ford will sit near the major trailheads and just below the crest of a hill above the river, with through-forest views of the park’s most popular recreational beach. The space will house educational exhibits on the natural, social and cultural history of the park and will provide a central point of operation for park staff. A broad breezeway, projecting overlook, and expansive deck at the north end of the building will offer new areas for visitors to enjoy the park.

In addition to the new visitor center, the construction project will include a new maintenance shop and additional parking. Updates on construction and the visitor center grand opening will be available on the park’s website.

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