Eno Rock Quarry is located in Eno State Park. The four acre pond is an abandoned stone pit that was mined by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to construct Interstate 85 between 1960 and 1964. At the end of the quarry’s operation the 60 foot deep pit was filled with water. The pond is ringed by steep sides and offers virtually no areas of shallow water, making it somewhat treacherous for the leisurely visit.
The Eno Rock Quarry is accessible via the Cabe Lands Trail in Eno River State Park. The Park entrance is located on Howe Street in Durham, near the intersection of Hillsborough Road and Sparger Road. State Park rangers monitor the lot at the quarry entrance and will turn away cars once the lot is full. There is no parking signs along Howe Street. Additionally, there is parking lot signage warning people to "lock, take and hide" due to car break-ins. To reach the quarry you must hike in about a mile and cross over a small stream. Shortly after entering the main trail entrance from the parking lot there will be a unmarked left turn onto a new trail. Take the first left and follow the trail all the way to the quarry.
Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
Open Season: year-round, from 8 a.m.
5101 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC, 27704