Come out to the park and learn the art of cooking in a Dutch Oven, a handy skill for the next time you cook outside. This will be a hands-on experience and tasting! While we bake we will also discuss the history of the Dutch Oven and some Thanksgiving traditions.
Events and Programs
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 31, 2018
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: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching everyone has turkey on the brain. Bring the family out to the park and learn about these stealthy birds. We will have a gobbling good time playing games and making a turkey craft while we learn.
Colder weather is the signal to put out your bird feeders! Join a ranger and learn about birds you are likely to see at the park and in your own backyard. Everyone will be able to take home their own pine cone bird feeder.
Allergy Alert: We will be using peanut butter.
Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Flotilla is back and better than even after a one year hiatus!! The festivities will begin at 6:00pm and will include: musical and dance performances by local talents, Christmas movies on the beach and of course the boat parade and tree lighting. Santa will also be present to visit with and take pictures with every good girl and boy.
This is a FREE event! Concession items including: hotdogs, popcorn, hot apple cider and hot chocolate will be on sell to benefits the Friends of Cliffs of the Neuse. We will also be accepting donations of new unwrapped toys for “Toys for Tots” as well as canned goods for the local soup kitchen.
Anyone who is interested is welcome to enter a boat in the parade. Boats must either be paddled or powered by a non-gasoline trolling motor. To reserve a spot in the parade we ask that participants call the park office at 919-778-6234.