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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

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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.


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.