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.