The trail along the river at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area is quite hazardous, with mud and debris. We do not recommend hiking this trail.Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Although we have opened our gates, the following cautions apply: The riverside trails have been underwater for days. The water is receding, but these trails are exceedingly muddy, with lots of debris. We do not reccomend hiking on these trails. The trails that do not run beside the river will be in much better condition. Please be careful while in the park!Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Please note that the new Emergency Standby number for the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area rangers is 919-616-1832.Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2018
The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.
Wet your line in two pretty little fishing ponds or one of the best fishing streams in the Neuse River Basin. The Occoneechee ponds are great for catching bass and bream on worms, crickets, and lures. The Eno is a great place for fly-fishing, casting lures, or baiting with the ever reliable worms and crickets. Most of the river can be waded and there are many openings for bank fishing. Commonly caught game fish include largemouth bass, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, and the feisty Roanoke bass. Roanoke bass, locally know as "red-eye" are found in only four river drainages in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. Chubs and bullheads add to the fishing fun. All North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations are enforced.
Picnic tables are available under shady oaks on the lawn near the parking lot. A vault toilet is near by.