The site of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, with impressive cliffs overlooking the Neuse River, has been a landmark for centuries. Five hiking trails explore the riverside habitats and their mature forests and lead to some quiet fishing spots along the waterway.

A favorite facility for the local communities is an 11-acre swimming lake with a bathhouse, grass-covered lawn, sandy beach and diving platform with rental boats available. Expansive picnic grounds are nearby.

The park has group campsites, a 32-site family campground, and 3 reservable cabins. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of the region, complementing regular interpretive programs.


Cliffs of the Neuse State Park North Carolina
240 Park Entrance Rd, Seven Springs, NC 28578, United States



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


There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. Some activities have fees:

Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats – $7/hour. Pedal boats hold four people; canoes hold two. Cash only.

Swimming – $6/day for adults (13 and over) and $4/day for children ages 3 to 12.


Contact Details

Phone: (919) 778-6234

Official Website: Cliffs of the Neuse State Park North Carolina


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for AXXX:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is a must-visit state park in North Carolina. Check out other state parks in North Carolina here.

North Carolina State Parks