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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, Goldsboro

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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is a North Carolina state park in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina in the United States. It is located near Seven Springs, North Carolina and covers 1094acre along the southern banks of the Neuse River. It has a swimming area, camp sites, hiking trails, fishing areas, and picnic areas. The park's museum features exhibits about the geology and natural history of the cliffs and the park. Extending for, the series of cliffs rise 90ft above the water. Layers of sand, clay, seashells, shale and gravel form the multicolored cliff face, a rainbow of white, tan, yellow and brown.HistoryThe cliffs were formed when a fault in the Earth's crust shifted millions of years ago. The Neuse River followed this fault line and, over time, cut its course through layers of sediment deposited by shallow seas that had earlier covered the coastal plain. A portion of the river took a bend against its bank and the water's erosive action slowly carved Cliffs of the Neuse.Much of the human history of the area centers around the river. The Tuscarora and Saponi Indian tribes once occupied much of the land between the Neuse and Pamlico rivers. What is now the park used to be a ceremonial ground and a gathering place for hunting expeditions. The river was also used for travel into the surrounding wilderness.
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  • Definitely go here if you are in Goldsboro. The terrain goes up and you can see the ancient rock layers of the area from the Neuse. There are so many large ants in the hotter months: keep your feet mo...  more »
  • Great place to take family for hikes. Easy trails, kids have no problem. Visitors center is nice but not much to see. Lake has swimming, canoe & paddle boat rentals during summer. Paddle boats are sup...  more »
  • Great for family visits all year around. Wonderful walking trails, beautiful scenery, nice fishing sites.  more »
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  • I love coming here to walk or run and just be with nature. They also provide boats to use in the lake and also allow you to swim in a particular area at an affordable price. The only downside is the immense amount of ants and mosquitoes you will encounter, but hey, it is nature!
  • This state park is free. The visitor's center or main office features a small museum and an interactive children's museum telling all about the area. The guides are helpful. The building is very clean and has bathrooms. The park has many well-maintained trails. There is a lake and several streams. There are large areas for picnicking and cooking outdoors. There are large pavilions with lots of tables for hosting large groups near the main office and boat areas. It was a pleasure to go hiking here and explore some of the areas. I really enjoyed it.
  • Great family enviroment, cheap day of fun been going there my whole life and now take my kids there all the time.
  • I've been here a few times and this is a great spot to go ad hike or have a picnic. Amazing scenery and experience, especially if you're visiting this area.
  • This place is so nice n clean. It's nice to go with family for walk. Sight seen is great.