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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.

 

Come hike around Occoneechee Mountain and learn about some of the evergreen plants that we have around the mountain!

Limit: 15
Bring water and proper footwear for hiking
Call the Park Office to sign up: 919-383-1686

 

Date of Event:
Mon, 10/25/2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Mountain Picnic Tables

Join a Ranger for a quick hike uphill to the overlook to enjoy the sunset.

Limit: 15
Bring water and proper footwear for a hike
Call the Park Office to sign up: 919-383-1686

 

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/29/2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Mountain Picnic Tables

Did you know that a group of crows is called a murder? Join a naturalist to learn all about crows, ravens, and jays.

Limit: 10
Call the Park Office to sign up: 919-383-1686

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Mountain Picnic Tables