The family campground is closed for reservations and walk-ins due to construction. The bath house is being renovated this year; after completion the bath house will be ADA compliant and feature separate family, men's and women's facilities. Staff will update this alert once the family campground reopens.
Group camping will remain available through the year, but campers will not have access to showers and must bring water with them.Last updated on: Friday, May 24, 2019
It's swim season! The Swim Lake will officially open today, 5/24/19, at 1pm! Some of our lake staff are still attending classes during the week, so UNTIL EVERYONE IS OUT OF SCHOOL (June 11th), HOURS DURING THE WEEK WILL VARY. The hours will be posted daily, please check or call the office, 919-778-6234, before coming out. Weekends will be open from 10am - 7pm starting now, weather permitting.Last updated on: Friday, May 24, 2019
Bird Trail will remain closed to the public until a river section is re-routed, all other trails are open.Last updated on: Monday, March 11, 2019
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 for a fee. Swim lake times are dependent on staffing, so please call the park office for current hours.
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.
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.
240 Park Entrance Road
Seven Springs, NC 28578
GPS: 35.235400, -77.893200
Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.):
7am - 6pm
Spring (March & April):
7am - 9pm
Fall (Oct. & Nov.):
7am - 8pm
9am - 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Visitor Center may be closed for one-hour at midday on weekends.