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Durham - Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road

Eno River State Park—like its namesake—flows near urban areas of Durham and Orange counties with five scattered access areas, each just minutes from town amenities. The Eno River’s waters roll past mature forests, historic mill and home sites and river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs and across fords used by early settlers. The park offers nearly 30 miles of trails along a swift, shallow stream that’s popular with anglers, photographers and sightseers. Backcountry camping at individual sites and group campsites is available but all equipment must be carried in. Canoeing and kayaking are permitted but sometimes difficult due to shallow water.


Ben G

Monday, April 9, 2018
The trails are very well maintained and the parking is convenient. It can get pretty busy on the weekends but lots of parking so no problem. Restroom facilities are a nice addition as well and look for the swinging bridge! A favorite

Sauls Outdoors

Saturday, March 31, 2018
3/31/18 First time visiting the Eno River State Park. Get there early as it gets busy around lunch. Even with the crowd, everyone I encountered was very friendly. The trails are kept up and groomed very well. Use caution if you have weak ankles as there are plenty of rocks and roots to mess up your day. It's a beautiful place that I look forward to visiting in the future. Would recommend!

Amik Mandal

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Pretty decent area to just get lost into the nature for a day or two. You'd definitely appreciate the calm stream with lots of trees around it. Not much to see though if you want a lot of stuff to see in one trip. But if you try you can pull out a lot of adventures like we tried crossing the freezing river at one point, we had lunch on a rock literally in the middle of the river, etc. Deserves the 4 star.

Richard McFall

Monday, March 19, 2018
Eno River State Park has several wonderful hiking trails & has several good spots to wade & sun in the Eno. There are 2 parking areas & a staffed ranger station & a tent camping area. A fun place. Also a covered picnic area that can be reserved for groups .

Michel Heijnen

Friday, March 9, 2018
Great place to hike with your dog. I did the Cox Mountain Loop Trail, which was listen as approximately 4 miles, but is actually closer to 5 miles if you include the distance from the parking lot to the start of the trail. Either way, nice walk with some gradual up and down and nice river views. There is also water for the dog to drink at near the parking lot.

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