Camping

Available Camping Facilities

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Find solitude and peace among tall trees and a symphony of forest creatures camping at Eno River State Park.

At Fews Ford access, follow a secondary trail off the Fanny's Ford Trail to reach the Fanny's Ford campground, 1 mile from the parking area. There are five sites on a hill a short distance from the river.

At Cole Mill access, follow the Bobbitt Hole Trail to the Piper Creek campground, about 1.2 miles from the parking area. Each site has a pad for tents, fire ring, lantern hook, and bench. A pit toilet serves each campground.

All sites require hiking in and supplies must be carried in. There is no potable water source at the sites.

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The Cox Mountain group campsite is a short distance from the Cox Mountain Trail and the suspension bridge across the river. It is set on a wooded ridge. The hike is 3/8 of a mile from the parking area. The site can accommodate up to 26 people.

The Buckquarter Creek group campsite has two sites near the junction of Buckquarter and Martin Cabin creeks, just off the Ridge Trail. The hike is 1.2 miles from the parking area. Each site accommodates up to 15 people.

All group sites have tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings with benches, and a pit toilet. All tents must fit on the pads.

Reservations are required for group campsites.

Cancellation Policy for Group Campsites

Please note that if you need to cancel your group campsite reservations, you have until 14 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. No refunds are issued after the 14-day mark, but campers may reschedule to another date and will be charged only the cancellation fees.

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Important Information

Check-In and Check-Out Times

Check-in at Eno River State Park is 4 p.m. and check-out is at 3 p.m.

Some parks can accommodate early check-in or late check-out, depending on the reservation schedule and site availability. Please contact the park to make such arrangements: eno.river@ncparks.gov or 919-383-1686.

Amenities

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on ReserveAmerica to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathhouses, or pit toilets, or has RV hookups; and learn other important information.

Gate Access

Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time. Vehicles left overnight must have a camping tag.

If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park office during business hours for the after-hours emergency phone number.

Firewood

Firewood can be purchased at the park from the park office for $5 a bundle. Fires are permitted only in designated areas and must be tended at all times. Gathering firewood is prohibited.

Please don't transport firewood into our state parks because you could unknowingly spread dangerous insects and diseases and harm the forest. Purchase firewood locally or buy heat-treated firewood. For more information on how to have a risk-free campfire experience, please visit the Don't Move Firewood website.

Making Reservations

All North Carolina state park campgrounds are designated for recreation only. A single campsite can be reserved for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights within any 30-day period. Upon reaching that limit, a camper must vacate the park for 16 nights before returning.

Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.

Changes and Cancellations

You can now cancel reservations online by logging into your account on ReserveAmerica. Please note that there is a $6 fee per night to cancel your reservation. The fees will be deducted from your refund.

Same-day cancellations will incur an additional charge of one night's camping. You cannot cancel a one-night reservation on the same day. Same-day cancellations can be made only by calling the reservations number at 1-877-722-6762.

If you need to make changes to your reservation, please call ReserveAmerica at 1-877-722-6762. You cannot switch dates, campsites, or parks using your account online — you will be charged the cancellation fees, even if you book a new site.

In the event of a closure for a campsite, campground, or the entire park, you will be contacted automatically by ReserveAmerica to cancel or change your reservation. You will receive a full refund for cancellations due to park closures.

No refunds are issued for "no-shows," early departures, or cancellations made after the arrival date.

Camping Rates per Night

All prices listed on the page include the $3 reservation fee.

Campsite Type Nightly Rate
Backpack tent sites $15
Cox Mountain group campsite
(up to 26 people)
$45
Buckquarter Creek group campsites
(up to 15 people)
$35

 

Senior Citizen and Military/Veteran Discount

Campers 62 years old or older and any veteran or active military members are eligible for a $6 discount per night on most reservations (except group campsites). When making a reservation online, check the box for the discount program to apply it to your reservation. When you check in at the park, please make sure you have a valid ID with your birthdate or proof of military service or veteran status to confirm the discounted rate.

There are no other discounts or passes for camping.