conservation and parklands

The Association has protected over 7,472 acres of open space in the Eno River Basin since 1966. Most of this land is in the Eno River State Park and several other local parks and natural areas.

photo courtesy of NC State Parks

The Association also owns 357 acres of protected lands and holds conservation easements on an additional 1,122 acres. While the majority of the conservation and parklands found within the basin are open to the public, the Association and its partners attempt to responsibly manage all lands to protect the unique conservation values of each. This sometimes requires limiting access. Other lands are closed to the public because they are privately owned, as in the case of land protected under conservation easements. Contact information for the conservation and parklands listed below can be found on the linked pages.

Eno River Association Owned Nature Preserves (map)

Blue Indigo Preserve
Confluence Natural Area
Panthers Branch Natural Area
Rocky Branch Conservation Area
Dimmocks Mill Conservation Area
Open Air Camp Conservation Area
Pea Creek Conservation Area
Tanglewood Conservation Area

State Parks and Protected Lands

Eno River State Park
Diabase Sill Rare Project Partnership
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve

Local and Regional Parks
Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail & Poet’s Walk
Little River Regional Park
West Point on the Eno – Durham City Park

Other Local Parks and Recreation Departments
Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham County
Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation
Town of Hillsborough Parks & Recreation