To celebrate national pollinator week join a ranger for a talk on honey bees and how to care for them.
Events and Programs
The park's swim lake season will begin Saturday, May 27, and the lake will also be open on Sunday, May 28, and on Memorial Day Monday, May 29. The lake will be closed May 30-June 2, and reopen on Saturday, June 3 and on Sunday, June 4. 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, May 16, 2017 - 5:43pm
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
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 build core strength! A ranger will lead a beginner’s paddleboard class. The park has five paddleboards available for use, but participants are welcome to bring their own paddleboards.
Registration required! Call the Visitor’s Center @ (919) 778-6234 to reserve a paddleboard.
Are you a first time paddler interested in going on one of our river paddle programs? Start out small and join a ranger for a beginner’s course at our swim lake.
Registration required! The park has 5 canoes to loan out for this program. Call the Visitor’s Center @ (919) 778-6234 to reserve a park vessel.
Come learn about wildlife you might encounter when visiting Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.
Interested in composting? Join a ranger and learn about urban and rural techniques.
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.): 7am - 7pm
Spring (March & April): 7am - 9pm
Summer (May-Sept.): 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.