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Swim Lake Dates   

Open through August 27; and Sept. 2-4 only. The swim lake offers swimming and paddling rentals that include canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. The concession stand offers drinks and food including burgers, pizzas, hot pockets, and assorted ice cream snacks. Hours this season for the lake will run 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

 Posted on: Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:39am
Paddle Rentals Not Available...    

Due to reduced staffing, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will close its boathouse on the following dates: August 11, 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 28-31, and September 1.

After Aug. 25, the swim lake will only be open on the weekends of August 26-27 and September 2- 4. 

 Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:35pm

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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Nearby Attractions
CSS Neuse/Caswell Memorial
Charles B. Aycock Birthplace
Bentonville Battlefield

 

 

Latest Park News:

Family Campground Closed Through October

The park's 35-site family campground will be closed to the public through October to accomodate electrical, water, and gray water lines being installed to sites 30, 32, 34 and 1-12 in addition to three new cabins that will be located on sites 7, 9, and 11. The park's group sites will remain open and reservations may be made by calling 1-877-7CAMP-NC. Public notice will be made once the project is complete and the family campground is reopened for use and reservations.

Contact:

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

240 Park Entrance Road
Seven SpringsNC 28578
Phone919-778-6234
cliffs.neuse@ncparks.gov
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.