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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.

 

 
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 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot

The Great Blue Heron will be nesting soon in some areas, so why not come out and see what a nest would look like. Join a ranger in building a nest and learning the courtship dance of these long-legged birds.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 4:30pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Ponds

Open your eyes and ears to the world of birds! Bring your binoculars and join the Naturalist on a 2 mile leisurely walk to see what birds we can find at Occoneechee Mountain. All birding levels are welcome!

 

2 miles, moderate

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Bring binoculars and water.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Date of Event:
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 8:00am
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 919-383-1686 to register!
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Occoneechee Parking Lot