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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 hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, until further notice.

The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter.

Park trails and restrooms are open. Picnic shelters are open and available for rental.

All campsites, including group campsites, are open; reservations are required. The camper cabins are available from Fridays to Sundays only; they are closed Monday to Thursday for cleaning.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 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:

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 3:00pm
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:00am