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:
GPS: 36.060835, -79.1169
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, October, and September: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day
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.
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and Eno River State Park are closed until further notice, as of sunset on Friday, March 27 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All trails, parking areas and restrooms are closed.Last updated on: Monday, March 30, 2020
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area offers a quick escape into nature with its three miles of trail exploring riverside forests, bluffs reaching to the highest point in the area and mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets. Visitors can fish in a pair of quiet ponds for bass and panfish or in the Eno River, either from the bank or by wading its shallows. Picnic grounds supply a grassy lawn and large, shading oaks. Rangers lead regular interpretive programs about the state natural area and its piedmont monodnock that supports species that are rare and significant in the region.