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Bird Trail Closed   

Bird Trail will remain closed to the public until a river section is re-routed, all other trails are open.

 Last updated on: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Family campground closed   

The family campground is closed for reservations due to construction. The bath house is slated to be renovated this fall; after completion the bath house will be ADA compliant and feature separate family, men's and women's facilities.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Events and Programs

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

Come out to the park for some constellation lore! Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes-- the ranger will also have one.

Event takes place at the swim beach.

*In the event of cloudy/rainy weather this event will be canceled.

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 5:30pm
Start Location:
Swim Lake Beach

Create your own winter landscape using twigs and other natural items gathered around the visitor center.

*We will have hot glue guns available for adults and older children, and tape for younger kids.

All programs are free unless otherwise stated.

Date of Event:
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger to learn about the tradition of groundhog day and about the furry critter itself. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Spring is on its way! Join a ranger and learn how to make seed paper that will bloom for your valentine. 

There will be premade paper to cut and take home at the end since there is a 2 day dry time for this craft.

Meet at the visitor center.

Date of Event:
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

“I cannot tell a lie”; these words were made famous by President George Washington. Come join a Park Ranger for an afternoon campfire as we honor our first President. During the campfire we will learn about the native Black Cherry Tree. We will also discover/practice some new campfire cooking techniques using cherries.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
The Picnic Shelter

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

240 Park Entrance Road
Seven SpringsNC 28578
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.