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Trail at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Occoneechee river trail is hazardous   

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
Occoneechee now open   

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
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.

 

Join a Park Ranger and learn why the trees change color! Which tree keeps its leaves all winter? If chlorophyll makes leaves green, what makes green leaves become other colors? Learn the answers to these questions and tips for Winter Tree Identification during the hike on our Buckquarter Creek trail.         

Please call the park office to register.

Date of Event:
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

Join as at Occoneechee ponds to learn the basics of fishing.  

Please call the park office to register.

Date of Event:
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Occoneechee Ponds

Join us for a hike around the highest point from Orange County to the sea.

Please call the park office to register.

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 9:30am
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

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

Please call the park office to register.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot.
Contact:

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

625 Virginia Cates Road
HillsboroughNC 27278
Phone919-383-1686
eno.river@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.060835
Longitude: -79.116900

Map of North Carolina

 

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.