Durant Nature Park

Last Modified: March 17, 2014
Lakeside Trail at Durant Nature Park
Lakeside Trail at Durant Nature Park
Sunset at Durant Nature Park
Sunset at Durant Nature Park

Kiosks containing park information are located at the north and south entrances and at the office.

Park Programs

Find an array of nature programs for all ages in the Leisure Ledger. There are two summer camps that meet at the park: Camp Ranoca and Camp Friendly.

Register on-line for programs and camps with RecLink

Park Features | Map


Five miles of trails explore the park's 237-acres. Hike along a stream, through hardwood and pine forests, past wildflowers and ferns, through wetlands and alongside two lakes. Mountain Biking is allowed on designated trails when trail surface is dry. You can also access the Greenway trail from the North parking lot.

View Durant Trail map


Featuring swings, slides, sand play area, and other play equipment. Visit the playground near a large open playing field, basketball court, volleyball court, picnic shelter, and restroom building. This is the perfect spot to play with the entire family. Play area is located a short walk from the north entrance’s parking lot.

View Durant Park Playground

Halloween Trail will not take place at Durant in 2013.

Park Rentals

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Park Activities


Wet a line and let the scenery cast your cares away. Fishing on either the lower lake or more remote upper lake is allowed from our boathouse dock or the bank. N.C. Fish and Wildlife laws apply.

The park also participates in the Tackle Loaner Program in partnership with the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission. Stop by the Park Office during office hours to fill out an application. Once registered, you can borrow a fishing rod, however we do not provide the bait.

Wildlife Watching

A variety of habitats in the park provide wonderful wildlife viewing. Visit the Bird Garden anytime of the year for guaranteed birding. We recommend July – September for a visit to the interpreted Butterfly Garden. Waterfowl, turtles, and fish can be seen at both lakes. Evidence of many mammals can be found along the creek banks and trails.

View Durant Bird list


Stop by the park office at our north entrance where friendly and knowledgeable staff can assist you with your questions, point you to an appropriate trail and give you updates on the latest natural activity and upcoming events in the park.

Office hours are 8am - 2:30pm Monday through Friday.


Hours vary depending on scheduled events.

Current hours: 7am to dusk, seven days a week


8305 Camp Durant Rd
Phone: 919-870-2871

Please note: If using a car navigation system or google maps, please verify that the physical address of the park is used, otherwise you will receive incorrect directions.

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