Cliffs of the Neuse
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 and a 35-site family campground. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of the region, complementing regular interpretive programs.
Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.): 7am – 7pm
Spring (March & April): 7am – 9pm
Summer (May-Sept.): 7am – 10pm
Fall (Oct. & Nov.): 7am – 8pm
9am – 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Visitor Center may be closed for one-hour at midday on weekends.