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West Point on the Eno

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  1. Boating
  2. Greenway / Trail Access
  3. Grill
  4. Picnic Shelter
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Recreation Center
  7. Restrooms
  8. Water Fountain
Construction at West Point on the Eno Park
The second phase of the Eno River Sewer Project is underway. The City is replacing a deteriorated sewer line from the 1970s that is undersized for the current and future development in northern Durham. Work is currently taking place on the north side of the Eno River, just above the dam, in West Point on the Eno Park. Park users should adhere to the signs and avoid areas around the construction site as heavy machinery, and occasional blasting will occur through July.

As Westbound Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) users come under the Roxboro Road pedestrian bridge, they will encounter fencing identifying the construction entrance. Further west, just above the dam, a short section of MST is in the work area and is off-limits to users. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to improve the City’s infrastructure. Visit the Eno River Sewer Replacement - Phase II page for more information about the project.

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 historic buildings are open from 1 p.m. to 5 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.

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).


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.


  1. Environmental Education Pavilion

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  2. McCown-Mangum House

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