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Eno River State Park

Address: 6101 Cole Mill Rd., North Metro, Durham, NC
Phone Number: 919/383-1686
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
61 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I recently had an opportunity to hike at the Eno River State Park. While being used to much more challenging trails, this was a nice area to explore & visit!

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Hollywood, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here around Christmas for a short trail run. It was easy to get to and very quiet and peaceful. Its a nice place for a short nature walk. Hard to get lost. A little reservoir to walk around and quaint, little stream.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is our absolute favorite park in the Durham area. There are trails for everyone and every level. The park has a picnic area and the river is great for wading in. One drawback is that weekends, especially when the weather is nice, it tends to be packed with people. If you're able, to during the week when it's nice.... More 

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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Eno River Park it's a very nice forest to visit for a couple of hours or to spend a whole day and even the night (camping it's allow upon registration). If you have the luxury to visit in a windy day then you'll want to stay as longer as possible. The sound of the trees moved by the wind it's... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm hesitant to give a positive review because I don't really want this spot to lost its intimacy! I haven't been swimming there but I've been told it's a nice casual spot to spend a summer afternoon in the water.

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Durham, nc
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is our "go to" spot for enjoyable hiking/walking through lovely landscapes. I always love walking near water and the Eno River is absolutely breathtaking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Eno River State Park is perched on what was once a vibrant community centered around the mills that harnessed the Eno River's power. The farmers brought their grains to be milled and other folks went there to buy flower for their daily bread. When the mills closed, the people left and the forest reclaimed the land. When hiking along... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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284 reviews 284 reviews
170 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and serene park. Loved hiking along the river and skipping stones. Brings back pleasant childhood memories. The swinging bridge over the river was wonderful also. Lots of trails to choose from with a plethora of difficulties. Many amazing photo ops. FREE admission. What's not to love about that?! Great place to get away from the city. Highly recommend a... More 

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New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved this place. Very beautiful scenery and the trails are challenging for any type of hiker. The day was sunny and warm. We met a nice park Ranger who helped us choose a suitable trail

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Evansville, IN
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not much different from other parks I have been to...but a nice brief getaway. Maps and signs a bit confusing. Nice shallow wading area for kids and small falls. Some areas are fairly steep (for out of shape older folks).

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