Eno River State Park encompasses the majestic and rolling Eno River, mature forests, a historic mill, historic home sites and scenic river bluffs that cover parts of Durham and Orange counties.
Hikers can traverse 20 miles of trails along a swift but shallow stream, and set up camp at one of many hike-in back-country campsites. Fanny's Ford Campground is just 1 mile from a parking lot and Piper Creek Campground is 1.2 miles from a parking lot. All supplies must be carried in and there are no potable water sources at the sites.
Group camping by reservation is also available at Eno River State Park. Cox Mountain Group Campsite, which accommodates up to 26 people, is 3/8 miles from a nearby parking lot and accessible via a suspended bridge over the river. The Buckquarter Creek Group Camp accommodates up to 15 people. All group sites include tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings with benches, and a pit toilet.
Canoeing and kayaking are permitted but the shallow water makes this somewhat difficult. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of fishing — from fly-fishing to casting lures to bank fishing. Picnic shelters and tables are scattered throughout the park as well. Visitors should consider wearing bug spray and lightweight, protective clothing to prevent bites from ticks and mosquitos.