Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Facilities Status



Boat Rentals

Closed for the Season

Swim Lake

Closed for the Season

About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Located in Wayne County 15 miles southeast of Goldsboro, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park sits on 90-foot bluffs overlooking the Neuse River. Layers of sand, clay, seashells, shale, and gravel create a spectrum of colors on the face of the cliff. Completing the landscape are longleaf pine restoration areas and creeks that were once used to make moonshine and cornmeal and now offer quiet fishing spots. An 11-acre lake complements the river in providing opportunities for water recreation.


  • Camper cabins
  • Tent sites
  • Trailer and RV sites (with electric, water, and sewer hookups)
  • Group tent sites
  • Dump station
  • Showers
  • Firewood


  • Hiking (4 miles)
  • Biking (3.5 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Swimming (seasonal)
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking


  • Boat rentals (seasonal)
  • Concession stand (seasonal)
  • Amphitheater
  • Auditorium
  • Picnic shelter
  • Visitor center and exhibits
  • Beach access (lake)
  • Lake bathhouse

Plan Your Visit


240 Park Entrance Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578

GPS: 32.2354, -77.8932


Current Weather

28578 Seven Springs, NC

Park Hours

Tab/Accordion Items

Month Hours
January 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On weekends, the visitor center may close for 1 hour at midday.

Photo Gallery

Column Paragraph

Top: Park lake, R.T. Bell

Gallery: Neuse River from the overlook, K. Bonifacio  |  Ground cover of wild ginger and cypress knees, C. Peek  |  Swim beach, C. Peek  |  Layered cliffs, B. Casey  |  Buckeye moth, C. Edwards