Eno River

State Park - North Carolina

Eno River State Park located in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina. Together with the adjoining West Point on the Eno city park, the two parks preserve over 14 miles (22.5 km) of the Eno River and surrounding lands. There are five public access areas with features including twenty-four miles of hiking trails, canoe launches, picnic areas, and historic structures.

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Fact Sheet of Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Eno River - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet of Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map and Brochure of Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Eno River - Map and Brochure

Map and Brochure of Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Cox Mountain Ground Camp at Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Eno River - Cox Mountain Ground Camp

Map of Cox Mountain Ground Camp at Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Fanny's Ford Camping at Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Eno River - Fanny's Ford Camping Map

Map of Fanny's Ford Camping at Eno River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Eno River SP https://www.ncparks.gov/eno-river-state-park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eno_River_State_Park Eno River State Park located in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina. Together with the adjoining West Point on the Eno city park, the two parks preserve over 14 miles (22.5 km) of the Eno River and surrounding lands. There are five public access areas with features including twenty-four miles of hiking trails, canoe launches, picnic areas, and historic structures.
Eno River State Park 6101 Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27705-9275 919-383-1686 eno.river@ncparks.gov GPS: 36.0783, -79.0050 Activities Location Education and Events: Park rangers offer regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs at the park. Contact the park office to arrange a special exploration of Eno River State Park for your group. Educational materials about Eno River State Park have been developed for grades 5-7 and are correlated to North Carolina’s competency-based curriculum. The Eno River program introduces students to the Eno River and focuses on water quality, indicator species, water testing, watersheds, aquatic sampling, resource management and stewardship. Camping: The park has backcountry camping available to families, individuals, and groups.All sites require hiking in and supplies must be carried in. There is not a potable water source at the sites. Small Group/Individual Camping: Each of ten sites offer a pad for tents, fire ring, lantern hook, and bench and a pit toilet serves each campground. Group Camping: All group sites have tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings with benches, and a pit toilet. Reservations are required. Trails: Stepping onto an Eno River trail is a journey into tranquility. Follow the river bank, journey through the woodlands, or hike a short nature trail for a close look at Eno River State Park. All trails are blazed and signed. Request a park trail map for descriptions and distances. Picnicking: Fews Ford has 20 picnic sites, 10 of which are handicapped accessible. An accessible water fountain and restrooms are nearby. A 12-table picnic shelter with a fireplace and grill is also accessible and can be reserved for a fee. The Cole Mill picnic area includes 10 tables and four grills with drinking water and restrooms nearby. A group picnic area includes three tables and grill. Cole Mill also has two wheelchairaccessible picnic tables and an accessible picnic shelter with eight tables and a grill. The shelter may be reserved for a modest fee. Fishing: Wet your line in one of the best fishing streams in the Neuse River Basin. The Eno is a great place for fly-fishing, casting lures, or baiting with the ever reliable worms and crickets. Most of the river can be waded and there are many openings for bank fishing. All North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fishing regulations are enforced. Paddling: Travel the Eno by canoe or kayak passing through rolling hills and deep forest. Canoeing is usually difficult due to shallow water but is great fun right after a rain which raises the water levels. Levels are measured from gauges painted on road bridges and the Durham station USGS river gauge which can be viewed on the internet. Eno River State Park is located in Durham and Orange counties, northwest of Durham and east of Hillsborough. Five access areas may be reached from I-85 by exit 173 Cole Mill Road or exit 170 Highway 70 west. Park Hours North Carolina State Parks are open every day, with the exception of Christmas Day. Park hours vary with the seasons. Please visit the North Carolina State Park website or contact the park office for the most current information about seasonal hours, activities, alerts, camping fees, programs rules and weather. www.ncparks.gov Make a reservation online at ncparks.gov or call 1-877-722-6762.
There are approximately 31 miles of hiking trails within Eno River State Park. These trails vary from easy to moderate in difficulty and vary in length from 0.5 mile to 3.75 miles, although much longer hikes can be accomplished by combining trails. Sections of trails around the river are subject to flooding when the river runs high. Watch for slippery conditions. The trails are marked with blazes painted on trees. Cole Mill Blaze: yellow ● Bobbitt Hole Buckquarter Creek Blaze: red ● Pea Creek Blaze: blue ● This trail, starting at the south end of the Cole Mill parking lot, goes down to the river, follows it under the Cole Mill Road bridge and intersects with a short loop that follows the river and Pea Creek, and returns through the upland forest. The round trip from the parking lot is 1.3 miles. Dunnagan Park Hours: North Carolina State Parks are open every day, with the exception of Christmas Day. Park hours vary with the seasons. Please visit the North Carolina State Parks website or contact the park office for the most current information about seasonal hours, activities, alerts, camping fees, programs, rules and weather. Contact Information: Eno River State Park 6101 Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27705-9275 919-383-1686 eno.river@ncparks.gov www.ncparks.gov N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources 1615 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1615 919-707-9300 Rains can turn the river into a raging torrent, yet it quickly settles into a gentle current. It is a chain of rapids, pools and riffles meandering through forest on a bed of rock. Eno River State Park lies here, in the beauty of more than 4,000 acres of natural resources. Five ­accesses—Cabe Lands, Cole Mill, Fews Ford, Pleasant Green and Pump Station—offer entry into this largely unspoiled river environment. Blaze: red ● This 1.8-mile loop is accessed from the Pea Creek Trail by crossing the creek on a footbridge. From there, it's an easy 0.75 mile along the river and paralleling the river on the adjacent ridge. Pump Station Blaze: red ● This easy hike is known as the best spring wildflower trail in the park. It begins at the Nancy Rhodes Creek bridge on Rivermont Road and makes a 1.5-mile loop. The foundations of Durham’s first water pumping station are at the northeast section of the loop near the river. Laurel Bluffs Blaze: yellow ● The Laurel Bluffs Trail has three distinct parts, all of which are part of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. The eastern portion is 2.2 miles long and links Pump Station Trail to the eastern boundary of the park at Guess Road. The middle section is 2.5 miles long and links Cabelands Trail to Pump Station Trail. The western part of the trail is 1.4 miles long and links Eno Quarry Trail to the Pleasant Green Access. Mountains-to-Sea Blaze: white ● The Mountains-to-Sea State Trail (MST) will eventually span the state of North Carolina, connecting the Great Smoky Mountains with the Outer Banks. Currently, Eno River State Park has 7.5 miles of trail connecting Pleasant Green Access (in the western part of the park) with West Point on the Eno City Park trails (at Guess Road). Sections of the MST trail are always marked with white circles. Cox Mountain The Eno River is a swift, shallow stream flowing from northwest Orange County into Durham County for 33 miles. There, it joins the Flat River to become the Neuse River and flows into Falls Lake. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs and fords used by early settlers. Blaze: red ● This self-guided nature trail has information stations posted about Eno River ecology. Eno Trace turns west off the Cox Mountain Trail on top of the bluff between the picnic area and the river. Round trip from the picnic area is 0.5 mile. This 1.65-mile loop extends the Cole Mill Trail upriver, intersecting the western section of Cole Mill Trail twice. A short spur at the southern end of the Bobbitt Hole loop dead ends at the hole. GPS: 36.0783, -79.0050 Eno River State Park is located in Durham and Orange counties, northwest of Durham and east of Hillsborough. Five access areas may be reached from I-85 by exit 173 Cole Mill Road or exit 170 U.S. 70 West. Eno Trace This trail is a 1.2-mile loop beginning at the Cole Mill picnic area from either end of the parking lot. Most of the trail is an easy hike along the river with a short climb through the upland forest. Scenic laurel-covered bluffs dominate the opposite river bank. Blaze: blue ● Begin this hike in the Fews Ford picnic area. It is a 4.1-mile loop. The hike can be lengthened by adding the Fanny’s Ford Trail loop, which intersects from the northeast. The trail passes beside the picnic area, heads down to the river and crosses the river on a suspension foot bridge. The trail climbs 270 feet in elevation from the river to the hilltop. A long steep climb and descent is required. Fanny’s Fo
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