Official visitor information site for Durham, NC

Eno River State Park

West Point on the Eno

This natural and historic park is located along a two-mile stretch of the Eno River. The 371 acres of woods, waters and wildlife were once home to the Shocco, Occaneechi and Eno Indians.

The park is now home to the reconstructed water-powered grist mill that currently grinds corn and wheat, the restored McCown-Mangum House, a working blacksmith shop and the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography which exhibits early 19th century works. General Sherman's cavalry camped here during the surrender negotiations at Bennett Place.

Approximately 1.5 miles of walking trails, canoeing and rafting are available. A variety of natural history programs, craft workshops and demonstrations and concerts are offered throughout the year, primarily on weekends. Home to Festival for the Eno each July 4th weekend.

Directions:

I-85 North (arriving from Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177-C (Roxboro Rd Northbound)
    • Follow Roxboro Rd for approximately 3-4 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd

I-85 South (arriving from NY, DC, VA, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177-B (Roxboro Rd/Hwy 55 East), turn right
    • Follow Roxboro Rd for approximately 3-4 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd

I-40 East (arriving from Memphis, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, etc):

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    • I-40 East and I-85 North merge in Greensboro, NC
    • When highways divide near Hillsborough, NC, follow I-85 North
    • Take exit #177-C (Roxboro Rd Northbound)
    • Follow Roxboro Rd for approximately 3-4 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd

I-40 West (arriving from Wilmington, Fayetteville, Raleigh, etc.):

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    • Take exit #279-B (Durham Fwy, Hwy 147 North)
    • Continue Durham Fwy for approximately 5-6 miles
    • Take exit #12-B (Roxboro St/Mangum St)
    • Turn right onto Roxboro St, follow for approximately 5-6 miles
    • West Point on the Eno is on the left at intersection of Seven Oaks Rd
October 3 - 3, 2014

Moonlight & Starlight Paddle

Enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone. Pre-registration required. Cost $25 per person (canoe), $30 per person (kayak).

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