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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



Little River Regional Park & Natural Area

  • Park entrance is off Guess Rd, 1 mile north of the Durham/Orange County line
  • 301 Little River Park Way
  • Rougemont, NC 27572
  • (919) 732-5505
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

With 391 acres of park and natural area developed from tobacco farmland, the Little River Regional Park & Natural Area offers ample opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Durham County. There …

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Jordan Lake Wetlands/State Recreation Area

  • Along NC 54 and NC 751
  • Apex, NC 27502
  • (919) 362-0586
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Five impoundment areas ranging from 50 to 2,000 acres providing habitats for waterfowl, including ducks and Canadian geese. Bird-watching (duck-hunting, Dec-Jan).

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