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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.


Inesa L

Sunday, June 17, 2018
We go here often, the trails are nice and I like the fact that the area is not flat so you actually feel like doing something :p it is always full of people and i find that really nice. There are all kinds of areas here, for camping , picnic or just daily hikes. The colors are beautiful and especially in autumn. The maps are really easy to read and they also have signs everywhere. We love Eno River State Park :)

John DeRienzo

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Super beautiful area. The river is gorgeous, and the large walking paths on either side are great for families and just meandering. Plenty of places to string up a hammock, and if you branch off it the woods there are some more secluded areas as well. Gets crowded on the weekends, but worth the trip if you want to be surrounded by trees and water.

Kim Boomhower

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
One of my favorite places in NC. We go camping and hiking here at least once a month, year round. Rangers are friendly and helpful, and the Eno is just gorgeous and clean. Trails and campsites are well maintained.

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!

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