Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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Hiking Trails

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About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Located in Orange County 15 miles northwest of downtown Durham, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area offers a quick escape into nature with trails winding through forests of mountain laurel and rhododendron. Two quiet fishing ponds complement the nearby Eno River, while the summit overlook affords a great sunset view. The rare brown elfin butterfly has called the mountain home since the Ice Age. 

Camping

There are no camping facilities at Occoneechee Mountain. The closest state park with camping is Eno River State Park.

Activities

  • Hiking (3 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking

Amenities

None

 

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area is managed by the Eno River State Park office, located 10 miles away.

Plan Your Visit

Address

625 Virginia Cates Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278

GPS: 36.0608, -79.1169

 

Current Weather

27278 Hillsborough, NC

Park Hours

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Month

Hours

January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area does not have an on-site office. These are the hours for the Eno River park office:

Month

Hours

January

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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