|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...
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.
Size: 2124 acres
Closest Town: Durham
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: