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Waterways & Water Activities

If you're looking to explore waterways – from creeks to rivers to lakes – Durham offers a number of perfect settings and activities. The Eno RiverFalls Lake, and Lake Michie are just the start – browse the listings below for opportunities to hike, boat, fish, and more, so you can explore and enjoy these natural environments.

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Recreation & Activities

Recreation & Activities


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Lake Michie Recreation Area

  • 2303 Bahama Rd
  • Bahama, NC 27503
  • (919) 477-3906
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Picnic area/shelters, hiking trails, bird-watching, camping and rockhounding. Park access is free; fee for boating, and fishing.

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Little River Lake

  • Orange Factory and Old Blalock Rds
  • Durham, NC 27712
  • (919) 477-7889
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Recreational area offering bank fishing, motor and rowboat rentals. Fee charged for boating and fishing. Privately-owned boats not permitted.

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New Hope Creek

  • Wooden bridge entrance Korstian Division
  • Duke Forest
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 560-4355
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Meandering waterway through parts of Duke Forest home to local wildlife. Offers paddling, bird-watching, and hiking.

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Rolling View State Recreation Area at Falls Lake

  • I-85N to US70 Bypass. Exit at NC Hwy 98 & follow signs to Rollingview
  • 4201 Baptist Rd
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • (919) 676-1027
  • East Durham

Bird-watching, boating/sailing, boat launches, recreational activities, swimming, beaches, water skiing, windsurfing, as well as 115 tent & trailer campsites. See website for reservations and fees.

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Water World, Inc.

  • 135 S Miami Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • (919) 596-8185
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Dive shop, boat sales, scuba training and trips.

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Durham Spotlight
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604