Great trails and lovely views! We got a little lost trying to find the swim hole, but we just jumped into the water near the dam. There are "steps" where you can get into the water. It's relatively branch, moss and insect free. The water is clean and pretty warm between May and August. Even though the dam is nearby, there's not a strong current and it's completely safe to swim!
May 29, 2019
What a place! whenever you need a break from all the noise of the city, come down to the Eno! They have a mill that still runs a garden and even a place to swim. there can be crowds in holiday, but any other day is fine. I'd suggest choose to go hiking or go in the water, but if you want to do both bring a change of clothes.
May 24, 2019
A beautiful place right outside the city life. Short and long trails for every stage hiker. You can also walk across the waterfall just be careful and cautious. There are plenty of rocks to jump on and water across on the opposite side of the park. They have old buildings including a mill and much more open on Saturdays and sundays 1-5pm. They have port a potties but they were locked today. Also shelters and picnic tables.
Jun 4, 2019
You get off a busy road and discover quiet and peaceful where you were not expecting it. Great lunch spot and a great festival at the fourth of July! The park has parking, trails, bathrooms,points of interest, The Eno river and other critters besides humans
Jun 5, 2019
This was my first visit to West Point on the Eno. We met the man at the Mill, took lots of pictures, and rolled on my rollator across the bridge. We enjoyed it so much we lengthen our stay to do a private Bible study. Thanks for an enjoyable morning!!
Jul 2, 2019
This is the kind of public space that every city wishes for, but only a few get. A slow cool river, banked by scenic, easily hiked hills. A historic and functional mill. A zealous citizen support group and a yearly music festival. Truly a green Jewel and an irreplaceable treasure.
Jun 26, 2019
One of the best historic parks to go to in Durham! Plenty of walking trails to explore. Dogs friendly, bring your own poop bags please. You can walk along the river and possibly see some wildlife. Picnic tables located in several places.
Jul 8, 2019
A good opportunity to enjoy a bit of nature within city limits. Cool off in the river or hike one of the many trails. The mountains to sea trail passes right through so no shortage of hiking opportunities.
Jul 7, 2019
Awesome place to go swimming on the deep side for adults. Also for kids or those not interested in deep water it's a great place to enjoy the shallow water on the other side of the dam. Parking is pretty close too.
Jul 12, 2019
Awesome, Well Maintained Historical Nature Area. The Old Mill and Water Wheel and Dam are Beautiful! The Museum is full of history and Indian Artifacts and the Staff are Passionate about the history and the Natural World surrounding. The trails are super well marked and Maintained. I grew up chasing minnows and tadpoles over 30 years ago, and West Point On the Eno has always been AMAZING for Families....We went to camps, and now My 7yo does...I have been hiking at night with Fantastic Guides, canoeing, and even Birthday parties growing up.
Quality Preservation of History and Nature!
Sep 22, 2019
This location was the venue for the Caribbean Jerk Festival. Its hilly so wearing a comfortable shoes would be great! A lot of parking space.
Jul 10, 2019
I absolutely love this place. Excellent for a day out to get away and just enjoy the peace and the serenity of nature. Have gone out here for several picnic dates, but my favorite thing to do is take my little boy well my dog Kane out for a swim and an evening of festivities in the park. You'd never would imagine that such a great place is hidden right here in Durham. Whether you are a hiker, enjoy riding bikes, a dog enthusiast, or just looking for a nice place to go sit down and enjoy the sound of running water and nature all around you. The Eno is a must do if you're visiting the city of Durham or if you live here.
Oct 23, 2019
Visited the park with the love of my life to walk for the first time on any trails since 2006 car accident. Beautiful trails. Clean and clearly marked.
R Myers Johns
Nov 5, 2019
Love bringing the dogs here, using trails that go to the swimming hole, rock hopping with my sister, and getting muddy in a good way. Parking areas in middle as well as along gravel access road at various trailheads. I love using the bridge parallel to Roxboro St and heading up to the amphitheater. The annual Festival on the Eno has a great venue here for artists and vendors we've enjoyed in the past. Never been in the museum, but reviews here remind me I should avail myself of the sights and history. West Point on the Eno is a quieter recluse of hiking compared to the Eno River SP, when its southern sister park is overflowing and a respite is needed. The Bo' is nearby, so slurp some sweet tea after all that sweaty hiking!
Dec 14, 2019
Fun place unless it's July 4th and then it's really expensive for the same fun stuff.
Mar 14, 2020
Great place to walk your dog. On leash only. The historical points of interest are neat to see and learn about. Just wish they had more dog waste stations to help prevent others from leaving dog pies in the park.
Mar 13, 2020
Cloudy day but still an enjoyable walk in the park. Lots of sights and space to wander around.
May 3, 2020
Beautiful spot to go and swim...yes swim you can swim behind the dam about 7 1/2 feet at the deepest also a great place to see wildlife I hunt snakes and I go here to find copperheads.....stay away from the reeds also a lot of crawfish and bullfrogs. A wonderfull spot to go fishing as well as treasure hunting found a gold ring here once
May 21, 2020
I love this park 🥰 Always peaceful and plenty of trails plus the water 🤗
Jun 22, 2020
This is a beautiful Park. I love getting to see the gristmill and the old historic house. I would come when you have time to bring a picnic lunch. there are a number of trails, you can swim in the river, and there are lots of historical buildings to see. If you choose to swim, do so at your own risk. There are no lifeguards, and they do recommend not swimming.
Jun 11, 2020
Whole Family went. Had an amazing time in the water on a sunny day. Will go back again. NOTE: make sure to have swimming shoes