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West Point on the Eno

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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 Street, 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 (PDF). 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 a.m. to dark.

The West Point Mill and Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from April to mid-December. Admission is free. During these hours, we offer our freshly ground grits, corn meal, and whole wheat flour for a recommended donation of $3.

Park Tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays from April to mid-December at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. Admission is free. To request weekday tours, or tours outside of these hours, please email Caitlin Avinger.


Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point

The Environmental Education Pavilion offers programs year round. The pavilion is DPR's first facility dedicated to environmental education.


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 2 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.
  • Schoolhouse of Wonder is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of educational programs for youth.

Subfacilities

  1. Environmental Education Pavilion

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  2. McCown-Mangum House

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