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
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
See park news for more information.Posted on: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:57pm
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information. To arrange a special exploration of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park for your group or class, contact the park office.
Educational materials about Cliffs of the Neuse State Park have been developed for grades 6-8 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Cliffs of the Neuse program introduces students to basic geologic concepts, including geologic history, fossils and prehistoric life, and erosion. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.
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.