Cliffs of The Neuse State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Carolina

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is in Seven Springs, North Carolina. This park covers 1,097 acres along the Neuse River, with stunning views of cliffs along the riverbank that have been a local landmark for centuries. The park also offers a swimming lake, boat rentals, hiking trails, campground, visitor's center, and more. The small towns of Kinston, La Grange, and Mount Olive, where you can expand your trip with a variety of unique activities, are within a short drive.

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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cliffs of The Neuse State Park

Traveling by RV is a fantastic way to experience state parks in North Carolina. Many state parks provide camping facilities that are affordable and right in the middle of the action. RVshare is the company to use if you want to rent any size of motorhome or travel trailer in the Seven Springs, NC, area. RVshare perks include 24/7 roadside assistance and nationwide insurance along with years of experience helping families find the perfect RV rental that best suits their needs. 

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Campground

The Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Campground offers year-round RV family camping in a woodland area inside the park. The campground offers 12 full-hookup RV campsites with 30- or 50-amp electric. There is also a dump station and shower house with hot water. Nightly rates are $30.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes (not allowed in swimming area)
  • Other amenities: Hiking trails, beach and swim area, fishing, boat rentals, visitor center

Neuseway Nature Park Campground

The Neuseway Nature Park Campground is a full-service campground in Kinston, NC, that is open all year. This park perches on the banks of the Neuse River and offers 32 full-hookup campsites for $20 nightly on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: River access, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, restrooms, showers, fishing, boating, playground, nature center

Lake Leamon Campground

Lake Leamon Campground in Wallace, NC, sits on the shores of Lake Leamon and offers year-round, full-hookup RV campsites. Enjoy fishing, walking trails, swimming, boating, and more at this family-friendly campground. Nightly rates range from $35 to $45.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Boat ramp, boat rental, showers, flush toilets, laundry, dump station, game room, snack bar

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What to Do at
Cliffs of The Neuse State Park

Inside Cliffs of The Neuse State Park

The must-see excursion in Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is to get a close-up view of the namesake cliffs formed through centuries of erosion. Take a kayak or canoe ride down the river and observe the cliffs with their colorful layers that rise 90 feet above the water. Make sure to spend time in the visitor center to learn about the history and local culture. Numerous hiking trails allow bird-watching or spotting of local flora and fauna. Enjoy fishing, playing on or near the 11-acre swimming lake, boating, or having a picnic. 

Outside Cliffs of The Neuse State Park

This region of North Carolina is chock-full of charming shops and eateries along with plenty of natural areas to explore. You'll never want for some exceptional food with the fine restaurants in this area, and if you like handmade crafts, you're in luck. There are also plenty of learning opportunities for the history buff in the group.

Restaurants

Chef and The Farmer

Chef and The Farmer focuses on sourcing fresh local produce and meat. Enjoy elevated takes on down-home dishes, like a Blueberry BBQ Chicken Sandwich or Orange Braised Beef.

Type: American

Location: 120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501

Boiler Room Oyster Bar

The Boiler Room Oyster Bar serves oysters, burgers, and more. Try the Big Kahuna Burger or have them dish up oysters to your liking.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 108B W North St, Kinston, NC 28501

El Nuevo San Juan

Open for lunch and dinner, this restaurant serves up huge portions of traditional rice, beans, tacos, burritos, and other tasty Mexican and Spanish-inspired dishes. 

Type: Mexican, Spanish

Location: 2423 N Heritage St, Ste B, Kinston, NC 28501

Mae's Restaurant

For delicious comfort food, this charming restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. Don't miss the breakfast plate or the shrimp burger.

Type: Diner

Location: 300 Main St, Seven Springs, NC 28578

The Baron and the Beef

For steaks, chops, and seafood, this restaurant has it all. Open evenings Tuesday through Saturday, it features a casual atmosphere and savory dishes.

Type: American, Steakhouse

Location: 1631 US Highway 70 E, Kinston, NC 28501

Shopping

Community Council for the Arts

The Community Council for the Arts business develops and promotes the arts. Stop in for a painting class or listen in on a jazz jam session. The Galleria Gift Shop offers one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, fashion, pottery, and more.

Location: 400 N Queen St, Kinston, NC 28501

Goldsboro Antique Mall

Head to Goldsboro Antique Mall to browse vintage pieces, modern jewelry, art, pottery, home decor, furniture, coins, and clothing. Open every day but Wednesday, the mall has over 30 dealers.

Location: 3306 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534

Carolina Nutcracker Pecans

Carolina Nutcracker Pecans sells quality pecans, pistachios, Brazil nuts, cashews, and walnuts to happy customers. Pick up a pre-packaged tin full of nuts for yourself or to take home as a gift.

Location: 545 Edwards Store Rd, Mount Olive, NC 28365

Carolina Pine Country Store

Carolina Pine Country Store sells rustic and primitive home decor, artisan food, handicrafts, locally grown or produced merchandise, and unique gifts.

Location: 122 S Center St, Goldsboro, NC 27530

Art 105

Art 105 is a working studio and gallery that features local artists who create masterpieces in a variety of media. Visitors can chat with artists and browse through the creations that are all for sale.

Location: 105 West Blount St, Kinston, NC, 28501

Sightseeing

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center showcases local military artifacts and the CSS Neuse, a Confederate Ironclad built and used in the area during the Civil War.

Location: 100 N Queen St, Kinston, NC 2850

Maynard's Entertainment

Visit Maynard's for live music on Saturday nights to hear the hottest rock, country, and Southern rock bands. This venue is a BYOB establishment, so feel free to carry in liquor or beer.

Location: 5404 Hwy 55 East, Seven Springs, NC 28578

Lion's Water Adventure

Lion's Water Adventure offers a 5,000-square-foot kiddie pool and features fountains, slides, a dump bucket, and sprays. Adults can enjoy the lap pool, lazy river, or three water slides.

Location: 2602 W Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504

Mother Earth Brewing

Mother Earth Brewing crafts beer using local ingredients. This home-grown venture offers tours of the production brewery Tuesday through Saturday. Sample and purchase the brews at the Tap Room and Store.

Location: 311 N Heritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

Harmony Hall

Take a free tour of this 1772 home. On the National Register of Historic Places, Harmony Hall is restored and features many original moldings and brickwork. Don't miss the early 20th-century schoolhouse at the rear of the property.

Location: 109 E King St, Kinston, NC 28501

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How to Get to
Cliffs of The Neuse State Park

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is in Wayne County, 11 miles southeast of Goldsboro on NC 111. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park address is 240 Park Entrance Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578.

From the north: Coming off of I-40 in Raleigh, take Exit 309 east on US 70. After passing through Goldsboro, turn onto NC 111 South. Travel 10 more miles and turn left onto Park Entrance Road. 

From the south: Take Exit 341 east off of I-40 and travel NC 55 for 30 miles. Turn north onto NC 111 for two miles, and Park Entrance Road is on the right.

Entering Cliffs of The Neuse State Park

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is open daily except for Christmas Day. Day-use hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Per person : $0

Park entry for swimming (Memorial Day-Labor Day) : $6

$6 for adults (ages 13 and over) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12)

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