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Lake Closed Monday, July 23rd   

The swim lake has closed for the day, Monday, July 23rd, due to inclement weather.

 Posted on: Monday, July 23, 2018
Swim Lake Times   

The swim lake is open 10AM-6PM Monday-Sunday, weather and staff permitting until Labor Day weekend.

Boats are availible for rent 10AM-4:30PM, staff permitting. 

The park has canoes, kayaks, peddle boats, and paddle boards for rent. The first hour is $5; $3.00 for every hour thereafter.

There is NO swimming if a lifeguard is not present. If there is only one lifeguard on duty, the dive plateform will be closed.

Swimming/Bathhouse for adults (ages 13 and up): $5.00
Swimming/Bathouse for children (ages 4-12): $4.00

The concession stand at the lake only accepts cash. If you need to pay with a credit card or check you will need to go to the visitor center first. Keep in mind, on weekends the visitor center closes for 1 hour in the afternoon.

All purchases are final.

 Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2018
Activities

Hiking

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Boating and Swimming

Recreation activities in the park center on an 11-acre man-made lake where a grassy and sandy beach, diving platform, roped-off perimeter and bathhouse provide all of the facilities needed for a refreshing swim. For those who prefer to stay on top of the water, boats are available for rent. Private boats are not permitted. For the hungry, there's also a refreshment stand. Boating and swimming are available Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. for a fee. Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are on duty.

Fishing

The banks of the Neuse River provide scenic spots to wet your line. The river and its tributaries are home to bluegill, largemouth bass and several species of catfish. In the spring, white and hickory shad migrate up the river. A state fishing license is required and all regulations of the Wildlife Resources Commission are enforced. Fishing is not permitted in the lake.

Picnicking

The shade of huge pine trees offers just the place for outdoor dining. Located near the lake, the picnic area has 30 picnic tables served by 10 grills. Drinking water and restrooms are located nearby. The park's picnic shelter is perfect for large gatherings. Twelve tables and two fireplaces are housed in a covered brick shelter. To be certain that the shelter is available, reservations are advised. Use of the shelter is free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis, unless reservations are requested. It can be reserved for a fee.

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

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Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.):
7am - 6pm
Spring (March & April):
7am- 8pm 
Summer (May-Sept.):
7am - 9pm
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.