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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.


Joy Lee

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Beautiful scenery. The visitors' center looks new and provided a lot of information. The park ranger was really nice. I can't wait to go back in the summer. Update: We went back in July to go canoeing. The water didn't seem very clean so I personally wouldn't swim in it. The area we were allowed to canoe in was a sufficient size. We rowed around for about an hour. There were a lot people there swimming, canoeing, and using pedal boats.

Jordi Carothers

Saturday, July 7, 2018
I love this place, it has so many trails to hike on anywhere from just over a mile to 4 miles they have a little bit of everything. The views are amazing and it's so cool they have a lake you can go and swim and rent different water toys. They also offer camping sites which I think is awesome. They also have a little mini Museum with bathrooms which are clean. I have never been to the camping facility for showers and bathrooms so I'm not sure if those are as clean. But the bathrooms in the museum are very well kept.

Dawn Kirk

Sunday, June 24, 2018
We enjoyed the upgraded campsites. The cabins looked nice too. Didn't visit the bathhouse, so can't rate it. The lake isn't very big, but entertained us for an hour on rented kayaks (you are not allowed to bring your own boats). It was the first day the lake was open, and they didn't even clean the boats after them sitting all winter prior to renting them, so I had to deal with spiders the while time I was paddling. Their boathouse is fine for canoes, but wasn't good for entering and exiting kayaks, especially if one is older and less spry. I'd go back to camp, but would leave the lake to the younger set.

Marcelino Lemus

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Ants everywhere, diving platform continuously closed because lifeguards apparently need a 1to330 pm 2.5 hour hottest part of the day lunch break! Not worth the trip and needs to just shutdown the swimming completely because the overpaid lifeguards aren’t doing the job. Teens need to find other work, sorry. Anyway don’t go on Sunday and call to get the exact hours the platform will have a lifeguard on duty cause you cannot swim out to that platform unless there’s two or three lifeguards not on break. Which is never.

Lynn Corley

Sunday, July 22, 2018
I arrived at 1230 today and rented a paddle board while my 2 boys went to go swimming. I was disappointed that the diving dock was closed and at 130 they made everyone get out of the lake for an hour. If they would of told us that at 1230 we would have done something else until then. We came during the week and they had multiple life guards. Today there was only 1 for a lot of people there. No offer to refund the money or let us come another day. Very disappointing. The ladies weren't very hospitably, you would think with a state park and different states come to visit, they would have better customer service.

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