Located 2 miles from the Seven Springs township in Wayne County, Cliffs of
the Neuse State Park sits on steep cliffs overlooking the Neuse River. Some
trails follow the cliffs’ edge for great views of the river, while other traverse
pine forests and lead to small creeks that make for quiet fishing spots. An
11-acre lake allows for boating and swimming, while campgrounds and
camper cabins offer an opportunity to stay overnight.
Experience the Park!
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
240 Park Entrance Rd.
Seven Springs, NC 28578
GPS: 35.2354, -77.8932
■■ The park was established in 1945
■■ Local landowner, Lionel Weil, proposed the
area to become a park in 1944, and along
with other individuals donated the land in
■■ The cliffs were slowly carved over millions
of years by the erosive action of the Neuse
7 miles of
western limits of
at Cliffs of the
Layers of sand, clay,
seashells, shale and
gravel form the
multicolored cliff surface.
■■ The park sits on what was once a
ceremonial ground for the Tuscarora and
■■ During the Civil War, the CSS Neuse was
built near the park in 1862 to challenge
Union control of the state’s coastal waters.
• Wild ginger
• Longleaf pine
■■ The mineral springs in the area were touted
for the water’s healing properties.
■■ Reservable Facilities include picnic shelters,
Camper Cabins, an auditorium and
• River otter
• White-tailed deer
• Eastern fox squirrel
• Pileated woodpecker
• Prothonotary warbler