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Trail at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
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 explore the river habitat with a ranger from a unique point of view!  Come prepared to get wet. 
 
Children must be at least 8 years of age, and all participants must be able to swim.
 
Canoes and life jackets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own canoe or kayak if you’d like.

Please call the park office to sign up!  919-383-1686

Date of Event:
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Eno Mountain Road Bridge

 
Hike 2.5 miles with a ranger and look for ferns & flowers to identify.  Bring any plant ID books to help, if you can.
 
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear good hiking shoes and bring drinking water and snack.

Please call the park office to sign up!  919-383-1686
 
 

Date of Event:
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:15pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

Come and learn about Occoneechee Mountain’s geologic wonders.  Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist.
 
**Bring  hiking shoes and water.
**Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Please call the park office to sign up!  919-383-1686

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot
919-383-1686

625 Virginia Cates Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278

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

919-383-1686
eno.river@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.060835, -79.1169

 

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.