Cliffs of the Neuse State Park  »  Photo Album

Swim Lake Users Please Note: Swim lake is now open on weekends only, including the weekends of Aug. 22-23 and Aug. 29-30. Our final weekend of the season for our swim lake operations will be Labor Day Weekend on Sept. 5, 6, & 7. Kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rentals remain available. Thanks for everyone's patronage and support this summer! ... details ±
Hikers: Minor trail repair underway on Bird and Galax trails. ... details ±

  • WelcomeA view of the Neuse River.
  • ActivityThe river and its tributaries are home to bluegill, largemouth bass and several species of catfish.
  • TrailsSix different trails wind through the park.
  • EducationBoy Scouts explore the park.
  • CampingThe park offers tent, trailer, and primitive group campsites.
  • FloraCypress knees on the 350 Yard Trail.
  • VolunteersThis Youth Conservation Crew built and replaced rail fencing at the park.
  • ExhibitsVisitors enjoy the educational exhibits.
  • ActivityThe 11-acre lake is perfect for swimming and boating.
  • FaunaA common buckeye butterfly.
  • ParkLayers of sand, clay, seashells, shale and gravel form the multicolored cliff face.
  • ScenicA perfect day at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.
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