Little River Regional Park

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Little River Regional Park
Park Phone: (919) 732-5505
Administrative Phone:
(919) 245-2660 
Mailing Address:
Little River Park Way, Rougemont, NC 27572 
Web Address:
Little River Regional Park & Natural Area
Little River Regional Park SignThe Little River Regional Park and Natural Area is a cooperative project between Durham and Orange Counties, funded equally by both, with major assistance from the Triangle Land Conservancy, Eno River Association, NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The park is located off Guess Road in northern Durham County.

The park address is 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont, NC 27572.
Directions from Durham: Take Guess Road north out of Durham. About 4 miles north of the Durham city Bikelimits, watch for the following landmarks, in order: St Mary's Road, South Lowell Road, Little River bridge, Bromley Road and the Durham/Orange County line. After crossing over the Orange County line continue driving north for approximately 1 mile and the park entrance will be on the right.

The Little River Regional Park brings visitors up close with the best of the Piedmont’s environment and natural resources.

The park is usually opened daily according to the following schedule:
November - February
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
March - October
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
April - September
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Gates to the park are locked once the park is closed.

TrailThe 15-acre park entrance area is located on former tobacco fields. Visitors are welcome to make use of reading materials and environmental education tools in the park office. Picnic tables, grills, and waste bins are located at the two large shelters for your comfort. Individual picnic areas can be found around the handicapped accessible, interpretive loop trail, which brings the natural experience of the park to within easy reach of the parking area. The open play meadow, dotted with bluebird houses, provides a place to relax or throw a frisbee, while the playground offers active recreation for the kids. Restroom facilities are located next to the meadow-side picnic shelter.

LRRP Play AreaOver seven miles of hiking trails are available in the park. Hikers are encouraged to carry water, and choose a route that fits their physical abilities. The mountain bike trails are specially designed to prevent erosion and maintain stream and river water quality. Bikers are asked to remain on posted mountain bike trails at all times.

To view special programs and events scheduled throughout the year, visit the