6th Annual Christmas Flotilla on Friday, Dec. 6! The park staff and the Friends of Cliffs of the Neuse are presenting the park's 6th Annual Christmas Flotilla on Friday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served at the swim lake concession and flotilla will officially begin on the swim lake at 7:30 p.m. with the lighting of the tree; parade of boats; and the arrival of Santa Claus for the kids. This year's event will include caroling and Christmas movies on the beach. Boats will be judged for awards. For more information call (919) 778-6234. Click here for flyer (PDF).
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park has been an intergral part of the Wayne, Lenoir, and Duplin County communities since the end of the Second World War. Located adjacent to the banks of the Neuse River, above Seven Springs township, the park property was utilized by Native Americans for centuries and is just upriver from the original construction site of the ill-fated Civil War Confederate ironclad C.S.S. Neuse. Today the park features four hiking trails; a large picnic shelter; a 35-site campground; four primitive camping group sites; an 11-acre swim lake and concession area; and easy walking access to the banks of the Neuse River for anyone interested in fishing.