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Current status of park facilities and gate hours   

The swim lake and beach area remain CLOSED. There are NO boat rentals. Park trails and restrooms are open. The visitor center also remains closed until further notice.

Park hours for the summer are 8:00am to 8:00pm daily. 

Tent, trailer and RV campsites are open for reservations, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed. The camper cabins are available from Fridays to Sundays only; they are closed Monday to Thursday for cleaning.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Cliffs of the Neuse State Park


Contact the park
 

919-778-6234

cliffs.neuse@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

240 Park Entrance Road
Seven Springs, NC 28578

GPS: 32.2354, -77.8932
 

Hours
 

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  • The park is currently operating with new hours until further notice, 8:00am to 8:00pm.
     
  • November 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 October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • The visitor center may close for 1 hour at midday on weekends.
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Additional information

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats are available for rent at the boathouse from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The cost is $7 for each hour. Pedal boats hold four people; canoes hold two. Cash only.

Swimming at the lake is available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Swim lake times are dependent on staffing, so please call the park office for hours. The cost is $6 per day for adults (13 and over) and $4 per day for children ages 3 to 12.

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

 

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:00am
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 10:00am