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Trail at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Map of North Carolina – Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area


Contact the park

This state natural area is managed by Eno River State Park. Contact the Eno River office for any inquiries:
 

919-383-1686

eno.river@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

State natural area

625 Virginia Cates Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278

GPS: 36.0608, -79.1169

 

Eno River State Park office

6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705

GPS: 36.0783, -79.0050
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area does not have an on-site office. The hours for the Eno River park office are listed below:
     
  • 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
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area 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.

 

Join a Ranger to hike 1.5 miles on the Chestnut Oak Trail and talk about the significance of Occoneechee Mountain. We will discuss a little bit about why the mountain is important today and the many ways it once was. We will conclude at the overlook for some (hopefully) amazing sunset views.      

Limit:15
Call the Park Office to sign up: 919-383-1686
Wear good shoes and bring water
 

Date of Event:
Thu, 05/19/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Mountain Picnic Tables

Join a Park Ranger for a table talk about local turtles and walk around the river to look for turtles

Limit:15
Call the Park Office to sign up: 919-383-1686
Wear good shoes and bring water
 

Date of Event:
Tue, 05/24/2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Mountain Picnic Tables