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Bird and Galax Trails Closed   

October 10th Update: Bird and Galax are still closed due to remaining safety hazards. They will be opened as staff are able to repair and clear them. *NOTE: All of the standing water has the mosquitos out in droves — we recommend bug spray!

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 10, 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.

 Posted on: Monday, October 1, 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.

Wayne UNC Health Care invites you to mark your calendars and rally your team for the ACWC's Second Annual PINK PLUNGE! Plunge for a cause at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park's beautiful swim beach. 

Proceeds benefit Southeastern Cancer Care and youth programs at the Arts Council.

Want to become a TEAM CAPTAIN?! Call 919-736-3300 to register!

#ACWC #supportthearts #greatnessishere

For any questions about the event call the Arts Council @ 919-736-3300

Cliffs of the Neuse will have a booth at the event.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 12:15pm
Start Location:
Swim Lake

We will once again be hosting our annual Trunk or Treat event! This year the event will feature a Haunted Trail run by Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Department for a requested donation of $5.00, all proceeds will go to the Fire Department. We will also have a Children’s Costume Contest for a $1.00 donation and a Decorated Jack-o-Lantern Contest for a $1.00 donation. Pre-decorated Jack-o-Lanterns must be dropped off to the park office either on Oct. 25th or by noon on Oct. 26th. Each of the contests will be to benefit the Friends of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Of course, the actual Trunk or Treating will be FREE!

If you wish to decorate a trunk please give us a call at the park office, 919-778-6234, to sign-up by Monday, Oct. 22nd. There will be prizes for the best decorated trunk!

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
The Swim Lake Parking Lot

Come out for a chilling night hike through the woods. You will have the opportunity to hear some spooky, local ghost stories as we walk and maybe discover some critters that go bump in the night. Meet in the Lake Parking Area.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 6:30pm
Start Location:
The Lake Parking Area

What do we think of when we think Halloween? Pumpkins, Bats, Spiders, Snakes…a lot of things we can find outside in our parks! Come out to the park for some seasonal fun as we learn about the origin a few of our favorite Halloween topics/traditions. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
The Visitor Center

Need a spot of fall color for your mantel? Join a ranger for a hike through the park! On the way we’ll collect and discuss some of the different pinecones we find. Afterwards, the group will return to the visitor center to decorate and string our pinecones. This program is geared towards older children and adults.

Meeting Place: Visitor Center

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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.