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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

240 Park Entrance Road

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park has been an intergral part of the Wayne, Lenoir, and Duplin County communities since the end of the Second World War. Located adjacent to the banks of the Neuse River, above Seven Springs township, the park property was utilized by Native Americans for centuries and is just upriver from the original construction site of the ill-fated Civil War Confederate ironclad C.S.S. Neuse. Today the park features five hiking trails; a large picnic shelter; a 35-site campground; four primitive camping group sites; an 11-acre swim lake and concession area; and easy walking access to the banks of the Neuse River for anyone interested in fishing.


Ashley Peschieri

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Cliffs of the Neuse has lots to offer. I hiked the whole state park trails in about 2 1/2 hrs. If you go onto the bird trail there is a great spot to look out over the cliff to the river below. The lake looks like a nice place to swim, they even has a diving board. The lake has a fee to swim (not sure the cost) and also offers paddle boats and canoes. There is also a nice look out over the cliff by the Spanish Moss Trail. You'll have to be sure to stop by the park office to see the bear!

Donna Koch

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
My husband and I stopped in here on a Tuesday. It was so quiet and peaceful. We had a picnic lunch near the picnic shelters and then took a the Spanish Moss Trail and the 350 yard trail. The view of the river at the overlook is absolutely beautiful. I love the way that the tree stumps in the valleys look like stalagmites in a cave. Very much worth a visit if you haven't been before!!

AmyLynn Albright

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Today, I checked off Cliffs of the Neuse from my bucket list! It did not disappoint. Hiking was awesome. The entire park was breathtakingly beautiful. Most trails are easy enough for all ages. Some deep inclines but plenty of space of incredible scenery and wildlife to detract you while you recoup.

Jeff Brewer

Sunday, April 15, 2018
We loved this campground! My wife and I were in town for the weekend and had a wonderful stay. The staff was extremely helpful and hard working. The sites are well maintained and offer privacy. The trails were easy to access and had wonderful views of the river. Highly recommend this campground.

Marianna Iler

Monday, June 11, 2018
Absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend bug spray for walking the trails & just being outside in general. The trails were so peaceful!

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