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 Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:08am
Events and Programs

Eno River State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


We will read an excerpt from Beatrix Potter’s classic and play fun rabbit games.  We’ll talk about differences and similarities between Peter Rabbit and Eno’s Eastern Cottontails.
**Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 9:30am
Start Location:
Piper Cox House porch

This 4.1 mile begins at the Piper Cox house parking lot hike the scenic Holden Mill trail and see the beautiful mini-step-pool waterfalls of the Eno.  It’s a great way hike for interest prompted discussions on geology, history, ecology, with a little bit of everything that makes Eno special.  
** This is a moderate hike in length.  Please wear shoes appropriate for uneven terrain and a bit of rock scrambling.  Bring a water bottle, weather appropriate gear, sunscreen, etc.   If you have a particular  area or topic of interest, please let us know when you sign up.
**Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Piper Cox Parking Lot

Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain’s geologic wonders. Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist.
**Children must be accompanied by an adult.  
**It is strongly recommended that participants should wear closed-toe shoes that are appropriate for hiking.  We also suggest bringing bug spray, a full water bottle, snack, and a rain jacket.  

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

Is your pup a couch potato?  Bring your leashed dog for a stroll to Bobbit Hole.  We’ll allow plenty of time for sniffing and wading.   This is a good hiking speed and distance for toy breeds, senior dogs, and pups who like to stop and sniff. There are new State Park Bandanas available for purchase, too.  Dogs must be leashed despite wanting to answer the “Call of the Wild.”  Please make sure you bring your dogs’ vaccination records, water (for people and pets), poop bags, insect repellent for both two legged and four-legged.  We will hike as fast as the slowest pup. 

*All dogs should have up-to-date vaccines. (Limit 8 leashed pets)

Park bandanas will be available for $4 plus tax. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Cole Mill Parking lot

Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road
DurhamNC 27705
Latitude: 36.078300
Longitude: -79.005000

Park Hours:

Few's Ford Access
May-September: 7am - 10pm
March, April, and October: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 8pm
December, January and February: 7am - 7pm

Cole Mill Access
May-September: 7:30am - 9:30pm
March, April, and October: 7:30am - 8:30pm
November: 7:30am - 7:30pm
December January and February: 7:30am - 6:30pm

Pleasant Green and Cabelands Accesses
May-September: 8:30am - 8:30pm
March, April, and October: 8:30am - 7:30pm
November: 8:30am - 6:30pm
December January and February: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Park Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am- 5:00pm
Sunday  9am- 5:00pm