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Summer Swim Lake Season Has Begun!   

The park's spring-fed 11-acre swim lake and concession are now open effective 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27.  Swimmers pay $5 for ages 13 and up and $4 for 12 and under (no charge for children under 3 to swim or wade) per day.  Paddlers may rent stand-up paddle boards, sit-on-top kayaks, canoes or peddleboats for $5 an hour.  The swim lake concession offers drinks, ice cream, burgers, and miniature pizzas.  Swim lake hours through the summer will be 11:00 a.m.-6:45 p.m. daily.  Call the park office for any additional information at (919)778-6234. 

 Posted on: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:10am

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

The site of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, with impressive cliffs overlooking the Neuse River, has been a landmark for centuries. Five hiking trails explore the riverside habitats and their mature forests and lead to some quiet fishing spots along the waterway. A favorite facility for the local communities is an 11-acre swimming lake with a bathhouse, grass-covered lawn, sandy beach and diving platform with rental boats available. Expansive picnic grounds are nearby. The park has group campsites and a 35-site family campground. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of the region, complementing regular interpretive programs.

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CSS Neuse/Caswell Memorial




Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

240 Park Entrance Road
Seven SpringsNC 28578
Latitude: 35.235400
Longitude: -77.893200

Park Hours:

Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.): 7am - 7pm
Spring (March & April): 7am - 9pm  
Summer (May-Sept.): 7am - 10pm
Fall (Oct. & Nov.): 7am - 8pm

Visitor Center
9am - 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Visitor Center may be closed for one-hour at midday on weekends.