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Swim Lake Closed for the Season   

The swim lake has closed for the 2019 season. It will reopen Memorial Day Weekend of 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Family Campground Closed   

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

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.
 

Explore the exciting world of insects! Discover what makes an insect an insect and how they benefit the environment. We will go on an insect hunt and make a craft to take home.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/21/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Help us say goodbye to summer and welcome fall on the last day before the Autumnal Equinox. We will talk about what changes we can expect to see as we transition between the seasons. This program will include hands-on learning, fun for all ages.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come out to the park for some star gazing! Bring a chair and sit under the stars. A ranger will be on hand with a telescope and a few guide books for stargazing. We recommend bringing a red light along (won't ruin your night vision--red cellophane over a regular flashlight will work as well).

See how many constellations and planets you can spot with family and friends!

Event takes place at the group camp field.

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

Please Note: Meet up location has changed to the group camp field--which is not located behind the main park gate. (If unfamiliar with the park check out our map--the field will be right by the group camp road gate off of Park Road)

Date of Event:
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 7:30pm
Start Location:
Group Camp Field

Bring the little ones out for a morning of exploring! Starting in May, every first and third Wednesday of the month join a Ranger at 10am for a short story followed by a Nature Adventure. Activities will vary and will relate to the story read that week. This is a FREE program, however registration is required. Call the office: 919-778-6234 to register. Participants must be at less three years old.
 
 

Date of Event:
Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come out to the park for some star gazing! Bring a chair and sit under the stars. A ranger will be on hand with a telescope and a few guide books for stargazing. We recommend bringing a red light along (won't ruin your night vision--red cellophane over a regular flashlight will work as well).

See how many constellations and planets you can spot with family and friends!

Astronomy Highlights: Leonid meteor shower peaks on November 17th (runs the 15th-20th), Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13th & 14th.

Event takes place at the group camp field.

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

Date of Event:
Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Group Camp Field

Map of North Carolina

 

Contact

919-778-6234

cliffs.neuse@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Park office

240 Park Entrance Road
Seven Springs, NC 28578

GPS: 32.2354, -77.8932

 

Hours

  • December to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • 9:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • The visitor center may close for 1 hour at midday on weekends.
     
  • Closed Christmas Day