Eno - Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501


Eno, North Carolina, US

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Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 8.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 13 fpm

Rockgarden, close to Pleasant Green


Rockgarden, close to Pleasant Green
Photo of Rockgarden by Richard Kofler taken 07/15/03 @ 3 feet at USGS

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ENO RIVER NEAR DURHAM, NC
usgs-02085070 2.20 - 7.10 ft I-III 01h00m 2.13 ft (too low)


River Description

This reach of the Eno River can be broken up into two sections:
Pleasant Green Canoe Access to Cole Mill Road (Section 3 in "Paddling Eastern North Carolina")
Cole Mill Road to West on the Eno City Park. (Section 4 in "Paddling Eastern North Carolina")

The entire reach is protected by Eno River State Park and West Point on the Eno City Park. Both sections can be run in one day.

Time estimates at about 4' on USGS:
Pleasant Green Rd to Cole Mill Rd is about 1.5 hours
Cole Mill Rd to Guess Rd is about 1 hour
Guess Rd to West Point on the Eno(US501) is about half an hour

Put-in Directions:

To Pleasant Green Canoe Access:
From Durham I-85 south to Highway 70 west(exit 170), turn right on Pleasant Green Road, turn left into Canoe Access area just before crossing the river.

To Cole Mill Canoe Access:
From Durham I-85 south to Cole Mill Road(exit 173), north on Cole Mill Road, left on to Old Cole Mill Road, access is at end of road.

Shuttle Directions:

Pleasant Green Canoe Access to West Point on the Eno City Park:
Take left out of canoe access parking lot onto Pleasant Green Road, right onto Cole Mill Road. Turn left onto Umstead Road. Turn right onto Guess Road. Go a short distance and turn left onto Latta Road. Turn right onto US501(Roxboro Road). Cross river and turn right into West Point on the Eno City Park. Follow road to parking area close to the old mill.

Pleasant Green Canoe Access to Cole Mill Road Canoe Access:
Take left out of canoe access parking lot onto Pleasant Green Road, right onto Cole Mill Road. Turn right (at Umstead Road) onto Old Cole Mill Road, access is at end of road.

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Paddling Eastern North Carolina

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-11-04 12:32:39

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Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

Users can submit comments.
December 8 2009 (2335 days ago)
lescott (151302)
PLlease, Streamkeeper, don't keep sending paddlers down the Eno at 3' ft and under.While hiking, I
have seen and rescued many a novice and low-intermediate paddler go broadside against rocks, flip,
lose boat and paddles and, occasionally, need rescuing. Under 3' is a very technical run in
Bobbit's Hole or at the broken dam near Guess Road. le scott, Dec 09
April 23 2006 (3659 days ago)
Michael CarterDetails
First trip on the Eno since the dam was modified. The minimum may need some adjusting. We ran the
river at 3.75 on the USGS. The visual gauge said just under 2'(see pictures). Most of the rapids
were washed out. Still some good surf waves, but nothing too difficult. I prefer the river about
6" lower, the drops are a little more defined. Still, we highly recommend this river, one of
the prettiest runs in the Triangle.


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