The park's 35-site family campground will be closed to the public through December 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 in 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 campground is reopened this coming fall.Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:29pm
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 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m.Posted on: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:54pm
Set up tent or trailer on one of thirty-five sites, each with its own picnic table and grill. The family campground at Cliffs of the Neuse is located in a wooded area near the park office. There are no water or electrical hookups, but a dump station is provided. Water is available at several locations in the camping area and a washhouse with hot showers and electricity is centrally located. Occupancy is limited to one family or six people per site and a limit of two tents per site. The family campground is open year-round. Park gates are locked at the posted closing hours, and campers may not leave the park after closing or before 8 a.m., except in a medical emergency.
A portion of the park has been set aside as a primitive camping area for organized groups. There are four sites available that can accommodate up to 30 persons each. Each site has picnic tables, a fire pit and a grill. Drinking water and waterless toilets are located nearby. Reservations are required for use of the area. Group camping is available year round.
IMPORTANT: Not all campsites have identical amenities. Check the campsite information on the reservations website to view photos of campsites, to find out whether a site is handicap accessible; has access to restrooms or showers; has electric hookup; restrictions on number of campers or trailer length, and other important information.
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.):
7am - 7pm
Spring (March & April):
7am - 10pm
Fall (Oct. & Nov.):
7am - 8pm
9am - 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Visitor Center may be closed for one-hour at midday on weekends.