Exploring Durham

Flora, Fauna, Few’s Ford, and more at Eno River State Park
Jul. 06, 2013 @ 12:13 PM

The Eno River State Park is in the northwest part of Durham on more than 1,000 acres, some of which spills into neighboring Orange County.  Visitors to the Park can canoe, hike, picnic, fish and more. There are 13 backcountry campsites for individuals and groups who enjoy a primitive camping experience. 

Hikers can catch a glimpse of Mountain Laurel, Catawba rhododendron, ferns, wildflowers and vines along the more than 15 park trails. The park is also home to a great breadth and scope of wildlife.  Visitors also have numerous views of the clear Eno River meandering over a shallow stream bed. The Eno River spans 33 miles until it joins the Flat River to become the Neuse River and flows into Falls Lake.

The park has four access points; Few’s Ford, Cole Mill, Pleasant Green and Cable Lands. The park is open year-round, but hours vary.  For more information about the Eno River State Park, visit http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/enri/main.php

Insider Tip: The Eno River Association, a conservation group, hosts hikes, classes and more at the Eno. Visit www.enoriver.org/monthly.

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s official marketing agency. For more information about things to see and do in Durham, visit www.Durham-NC.com and www.DurhamEventCalendar.com, or stop by the Visitors Information Center at 101. E. Morgan St. in Downtown Durham and pick up the Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide.