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New Emergency Phone Numbers!   

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
Events and Programs

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.


Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain’s geologic wonders.  Explore the pyrophyllite
quarry with a real geologist

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Occoneechee parking lot

Practice catch and release fishing techniques with the Park’s equipment at OCMO ponds, where the bass and brim play.  

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear clothing/shoes that you don't mind getting wet!

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Occoneechee Ponds

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

625 Virginia Cates Road
HillsboroughNC 27278
Latitude: 36.060835
Longitude: -79.116900

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, October, and September: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area does not have an office. Please contact the office at Eno River State Park for information at 919- 383-1686.