West Point on the Eno
- Greenway / Trail Access
- Picnic Shelter
- Picnic Tables
- Recreation Center
- Water Fountain
Construction at West Point on the Eno Park
The Department of Water Management is undertaking a sanitary sewer relocation project within the historic area of West Point on the Eno, located at 5101 N Roxboro Street, near the Mill. The existing sewer is in poor condition and has the potential to leak. Given its proximity to the Eno River and the West Point on the Eno park, the department will be relocating and installing new pipe. The work will start with select tree removal, followed by drilling/blasting of bedrock, and then pipe installation. Preconstruction inspection of the Mill and nearby structures has been completed and blasting will be done in a controlled manner, so as to avoid any damage. A mill wright will be on hand to monitor the mill structure. Much of the lower portions of the park will be closed to vehicles during construction, and pedestrians must use caution and follow construction signage. Closure of this portion of the park will begin on Monday, November 1 and will take several weeks until completion. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.
For additional information on this project, visit the City of Durham website.
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 PointThe 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.
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.