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Trail at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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

 

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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.

919-383-1686

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 talk about where the insects go during the winter months, we will take a quick hike to see if we can find some of the overwintering critters as well.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear good hiking shoes, and bring drinking water.

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

Date of Event:
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear good hiking shoes, and bring drinking water.
Please call the park office to sign up!  919-383-1686
 
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot
Date of Event:
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

Join a ranger for a 1 to 1.5 mile hike ending at the overlook for sunset at 5:02pm.  Learn a little bit of the history of Occoneechee Mountain
while you’re at it!               

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear good hiking shoes, and bring drinking water.
Please call the park office to sign up!  919-383-1686
 

 

Date of Event:
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot