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West Point on the Eno

Features

  1. Boating
  2. Greenway/Trail Access
  3. Grill
  4. Picnic Shelter
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Recreation Center
  7. Restrooms
  8. Water Fountain
About West Point on the Eno
West Point on the Eno is a 404-acre natural and historic park that is located along a 2-mile stretch of the scenic Eno River located on 5101 North Roxboro Road., 6 miles north of downtown Durham.

Enjoy a leisurely picnic and stroll around the grounds, or take a hike through the woods on one of the park trails. Feel free to bring your canoe or raft and experience the beauty of the Eno River.

Take a step back in time to Durham’s early beginnings by touring the working Grist Mill, the 1850's McCown-Mangum House and the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography.

Hours of Operation
The park gates are open daily, year-round, from 8:00 a.m. to dark.

The historic buildings are open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from April to mid-December. Admission is free. Weekday tours of the buildings can be arranged in advance by calling 919-471-1623 and selecting option 2.

Amphitheatre at West Point
This secluded area nestled in the woods is the perfect setting for company picnics, festivals, concerts, performances and other large group gatherings. The facility can accommodate up to 4,000 people and includes a large open field, lawn seating, stage, electricity, water, and ample parking.

Heritage Site Information
For information about the West Point on the Eno Mill, Tobacco Barn, Museum of Photography and Blacksmith Shop, please view our West Point Brochure (PDF).

Activities
To learn about programs, activities and events available at West Point on the Eno pick up a copy of the Play More Guide at any facility, the administrative offices or view online.

Park Partners
DPR currently has 3 partners that contribute to park improvement projects, programming and camps at West Point on the Eno:

  • Eno River Association is a nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve and protect natural, cultural and historic resources of the Eno River basin.
  • Frog Hollow Outdoors provides residents and visitors of the Triangle Region and North Carolina a resource for canoe and kayak education. You can rent a kayak or canoe at West Point from April - October.
  • Schoolhouse of Wonder is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of educational programs for youth.

Subfacilities

  1. McCown-Mangum House

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