The Cliffs of the Neuse swim lake will be open Memorial Day Weekend--Saturday, May 26th to Monday, May 28th and the next weekend--Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd.
After June 8th the park's seasonal staff will be out of school and the lake will be open Monday-Sunday until Labor Day Weekend, weather and staff permitting.
There is NO swimming if a lifeguard is not present.
Swimming/Bathhouse for adults (ages 13 and up): $5.00
Swimming/Bathouse for children (ages 4-12): $4.00
Times for the swim lake will be 10AM-6PM.
We will have canoes, kayaks, peddle boats, and paddle boards for rent ($5 for the first hour; $3.00 for every hour thereafter).
All purchases are final.Posted on: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:55pm
Follow the cliffs' edge for lovely views of the river below. A path bordered by a rail fence leads along the riverbank. Oaks, dogwoods and other trees line the path, often cloaking views of the river with a veil of Spanish moss. Though the cliffs formed over millions of years, irresponsible actions on the part of man could destroy them in no time. To preserve this beautiful formation, climbing on the cliffs is not permitted.
Follow park trails to creeks that were once used to make moonshine and cornmeal. Mill Creek was the home of a gristmill that processed grain while federally-operated whiskey stills were located along Still Creek. Today, the area where these creeks empty into the Neuse River serves as a place to fish and enjoy nature.
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.):
7am - 6pm
Spring (March & April):
7am - 9pm
Fall (Oct. & Nov.):
7am - 8pm
9am - 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Visitor Center may be closed for one-hour at midday on weekends.