camping

Only Eno River State Park offers camping; featuring 13 backcountry campsites.

  1. Ten individual or small group sites
  2. Three group sites

All sites require hiking in and supplies must be carried in. There is not a potable water source at the sites.

Family/Small Group/Individual Camping: At Fews Ford Access follow a secondary trail off the Fanny’s Ford trail to reach the Fanny’s Ford Campground, one mile from the parking lot. There are five sites on a hill a short distance from the river. At Cole Mill Access follow the Bobbitt Hole Trail to the Piper Creek Campground about 1.2 miles from the parking lot. Five sites are near Piper Creek and a short walk to the river. Each site has a pad for tents, fire ring, lantern hook, and bench and a pit toilet serves each campground.

Group Camping: The Cox Mountain Group Camp is a short distance from the Cox Mountain Trail and the suspension bridge across the river and is set on a wooded ridge near the river. The hike is 3/8 mile from parking. Maximum accommodation is 26 persons. The Buckquarter Creek Group Camp has two sites near the junction of Buckquarter and Martin Cabin Creeks, just off the Ridge Trail. The hike is 1.2 miles from parking. Each site accommodates a maximum of 15 people. All group sites have tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings with benches, and a pit toilet. All tents must fit on the pads. Reservations are required

For more Camping information or to make reservations, visit the Eno River State Park Website. Download the Eno River State Park Camping Brochure.

If you need further information, please contact the Eno River State Park at eno.river@ncmail.net;
by mail, 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham, NC 27705;

phone: (919)-383-1686
fax: (919)-382-7378