Eno River Piper Creek Campground

PIPER CREEK CAMPGROUND / COLE MILL ACCESS PARK

It takes a little effort to get to this campground — it’s 1.2 miles on the Bobbitt Hole Trail from the Cole Mill Access parking lot — but the trip is worth it. For one, there’s six miles of hiking trail along the Eno River and along the ridgelines above it. And, after a rain, there’s paddling on an especially nice stretch of this rocky river.

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Getting there from downtown Chapel Hill

Address: 6101 Cole Mill Road, 27705-9275
City: Durham
State: NC
Zip: 27705-9275
Latitude: 36.0783
Longitude: 79.0050
No. of campsites: 5
No. with hookups: None
No. without hookups: None
Primitive sites: 5 (with pit toilet and picnic tables)
Reservations? Yes, 48 hours in advance; walk-ins first come, first served
Cost: $12
Year-round? Yes. 877-722-6762
Gate hours: Open daily at 8 a.m., closes
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, paddling