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Sandhills Game Land
Largest natural reserve in the Sandhills region. Habitats include old-growth longleaf pine flatwoods and savannas, Atlantic white cedar stands, by heads with pond pine and evergreen shrubs, hardwood swamps, blackwater streams, and bluffs covered by mountain laurel. These diverse communities and...
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Eno River State Park
Description: Small scenic river meanders through woodlands and farmlands, passing an array of piedmont natural habitats including bottomland wetlands and representative forest types.

Wildlife to Watch: View small mammals such as beaver, river otter, mink, and muskrat. Hardwood forests support wild turkey and many songbirds, owls, and hawks. Wood ducks, great blue herons, and spotted sandpipers along water’s edge. High water quality supports large populations of freshwater mussels, crayfish, many fish species, and aquatic invertebrates. Many dragonflies; exceptional displays of spring wildflowers.

Special Tips: Few’s Ford is principal visitor access point to park office and interpretive exhibits.

Other Activities: Other road crossings and canoe access sites. Foot trails along the river.

Ownership: NCDPR 
Size: 2124 acres 
Closest Town: Durham

Facilities:
RestroomsParkingTent CampingHikingPicnic tablesSmall Boats

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringSummerFallWinter

Dragonfly - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
Northwest of city of Durham; four access areas reached from I-85 by either Cole Mill Road (SR 1569) or Pleasant Green Road (SR 1567) exits.

For more information call (919) 383-1686.

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Eno River State Park : Wildlife Viewing Area