Eno River

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Eno River
2008-06-22 Eno River Rodolphe Rd access pier view 1.jpg
The Eno River near Falls Lake
Eno River is located in North Carolina
Eno River
Location of Eno River mouth
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CitiesHillsborough, Durham
Physical characteristics
SourceConfluence of East and West Forks of Eno River
 • locationabout 5 miles north of Efland, North Carolina
 • coordinates36°07′42″N 079°09′29″W / 36.12833°N 79.15806°W / 36.12833; -79.15806[1]
 • elevation568 ft (173 m)[2]
MouthNeuse River at Falls Lake
 • location
Durham, North Carolina, NC
 • coordinates
36°05′42″N 078°48′48″W / 36.09500°N 78.81333°W / 36.09500; -78.81333Coordinates: 36°05′42″N 078°48′48″W / 36.09500°N 78.81333°W / 36.09500; -78.81333[1]
 • elevation
252 ft (77 m)
Length40 mi (64 km)
Basin size259.74 square miles (672.7 km2)
 • locationNeuse River at Falls Lake
 • average252.08 cu ft/s (7.138 m3/s) at mouth with Neuse River at Falls Lake[3]
Basin features
Progressiongenerally east
River systemNeuse River
 • leftDry Run
Strouds Creek
Little Creek
Buckwater Creek
Crooked Creek
Little River
Flat River
 • rightMcGowan Creek
Sevenmile Creek
Cates Creek
Stony Creek
Rhodes Creek
WaterbodiesFalls Lake

The Eno River, named for the Eno Indians who once lived along its banks, is the initial tributary of the Neuse River in North Carolina, USA.

The Eno rises in Orange County. The river's watershed occupies most of Orange and Durham counties. The Eno converges with the Flat and Little Rivers to form the Neuse at Falls Lake, which straddles Durham and Wake counties.

The Eno is notable for its beauty and water quality, which has been preserved through aggressive citizen efforts. Though barely more than forty miles from its source to its convergence at the Neuse, the Eno features significant stretches of natural preservation. Through the combined efforts of the North Carolina State Parks System, local government, and private non-profit preservation groups, over 5,600 acres (23 km2) of land have been protected in the Eno Basin, including Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Eno River State Park, West Point on the Eno (a Durham City Park), and Penny's Bend State Nature Preserve (managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden).

Permitted recreational activities include swimming, hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and backcountry camping. Individual and group campsites are available.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "GNIS Detail - Eno River". geonames.usgs.gov. Us Geological Survey. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Eno River Topo Map, Durham County NC (Northeast Durham Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Eno River Watershed Report". Waters Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Eno River State Park | NC State Parks". www.ncparks.gov. Retrieved 2018-02-12.

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