Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Located just southeast of Goldsboro, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park offers a variety of year round activities.  Hiking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing are some of the more popular pursuits at the 860 acre park.  The highlight of the park are the 90 foot high multi-colored cliffs over the Neuse River.  The cliffs which show exposed sand, clay, shells and fossils line the south banks of the river.  The cliffs are best seen by either canoe or kayak.   Although the colorful cliffs are not viewed from the hiking trails along it, the trails to offer impressive views of the peaceful Neuse River lined with Spanish Moss. 
 
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park was established in 1945 when local property owner Lionel Weil donated land around the cliffs to become a state park.  Prior to Weil's generous donation, the land around the cliffs was quite popular as a tourist destination for its 'renowned' mineral springs...or whiskey stills.  Today, thanks to Weil's efforts, the Cliffs of the Neuse is an area preserved for generations to come.









  • Cliffsof the Neuse State Park ---NC Division of Parks and Recreation
  • Cliffsof the Neuse State Park ---Stateparks.com
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