Eno River State Park lies in central North Carolina, a few miles north of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. The green land of Eno River State Park lies along the banks of the Eno River. Winding its way across the county, the Eno River cuts through some of the most idyllic scenery to see in this area of North Carolina. The state park creates the perfect escape for city dwellers who do not wish to travel to far from big cities such as Durham and North Carolina’s capital, Raleigh.
Whether its the great fishing to be had on the river or the picturesque hikes that the park offers, Eno River State Park has something for everyone. This is why many campers continue to bring their RV rental here every year. Accessing the park with a rental RV is made even easier with Interstate 85 running south of the park. Rent a camper near Eno River State Park and see what this charming riverside state park has to offer. Search for RV in Orange County to begin your Eno River State Park adventure today.
One of the biggest draws for those visiting Eno River State Park has to be the Eno River itself. Keen fishermen and women will be eager to sit at its picturesque banks and cast out a line or two. The river is home to a verity of freshwater fish, each one ideal for Eno River State Park campers to catch. Both expert and beginner anglers will have a chance to catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, chubs, and bullfish. Fly fishing is particularly great along the Eno River and is seen as one of the best fishing streams in the entire Neuse River Basin.
Although Eno River is often considered too shallow for boating, kayaking is often enjoyed here, after a rainfall and the river rises. With this raising of the water level, class one, two, and three-level rapids are formed on the river - perfect for any adrenaline junkie camper wishing to take them on in a kayak or canoe. Those motorhome camping without their own boats can always head to ‘Frog Hollow Outdoors.’ Here campers can rent a range of kayaks and canoes to enjoy along the river.
Above all else, it is the hiking trails that Eno River State Park is most noted for. The combined length of the park’s trails encompasses over twenty-four miles, crisscrossing the entire length of the park. ‘Buckquarter Creek Trail’ takes hikers on a one and half mile loop which heads up a natural incline, giving fantastic views of the Eno River rapids below. The ‘Pump Station Trail’ is easier and preferred by those who are new to hiking. The trail gives the best views of the surrounding flora and also takes its name from Durham’s first water pumping station, whose foundations can be seen on the trail.
Camping at Eno River State Park
Those RV camping at Eno River State Park will find limited camping amenities for RV campers. Though they will not have to venture too far to find an accommodating RV Park. ‘Birchwood RV Park’ just south of the state park offers great camping facilities for RV campers. Full 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewer hookups are offered here. Facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower block, laundry service, and on-site RV storage. Pets are welcome on site but must be kept on a leash at all times.
An alternative to camping here is to head a little further east to ‘Spring Hill RV Park.’ Full hookups are also provided here, including electric, water, and sewer. Facilities include a dump station, RV storage, and pull-thru sites for rigs of all sizes.
Exploring the Area
The nearby city of Durham is only 10 miles from Eno River State Par and offers campers a wide range of sight-seeing and day-tripping opportunities. The ‘Museum of Life and Science’ is not to be missed when in the city of Durham. The museum boasts a wide range of exhibits showcasing a verity of subjects. These range from scientific exhibits covering maths, weather, sound, heath, and engineering, right through to displays on nature and farmyard animals. This vast museum will keep visitors engaged right through the entire visit, both entertaining them and educating them.
The ‘Nasher Museum of Art’ is another museum not to be overlooked when in the city of Durham. This museum houses over thirteen-thousand pieces of individual art, spanning across many eras and genres of art. The museum’s ethos is to champion art from artists that are, in most cases, underrepresented in their filed. The museum’s highlight has to be the collection of pre-Columbian art, particularly the Mayan ceramics and Peruvian textiles it houses. This museum is a gem for both art lovers and those new to the world of art.
North Carolina’s capital Raleigh is only a short drive from Eno River State Park and is the home of The ‘North Carolina Museum of History’ - this is a must-see for anyone with an interest in history. The museum was born out of one ‘Frederick Augustus Olds,’ who made it his duty to collect a wide range of artifacts from the many counties of North Carolina. Along with the artifacts, he also collected the stories to go with them - an ethos the museum still holds to this day. A few of the must-see pieces are the death mask of Confederate General Robert Hoke and a shoe buckle owned by James Iredell.