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Waynesborough State Park
Copyright: - North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation
Waynesborough State Park
Description - Located in the Coastal Region of North Carolina, approximately 30,000 visitors come to Waynesborough State Park each year. This tiny park rests on 130 acres along the lovely banks of the Neuse River. This is a day use park attracting anglers, boaters and picnickers. The park does have a visitor center and a historic village operated by the Old Waynesborough Commission.

Waynesborough State Park is a satellite of Cliffs of Neuse State Park, which offers an outstanding scenic attraction that has been carved by the winding Neuse River, leaving a 90-foot high cliff. Important geological history is revealed in the visible banks of sedimentation in the cliff side. A curious mixture of plant life also lives in the region of this cliff. An observation deck gives visitors the opportunity of an up close look.

Recreation - Waynesborough State Park offers limited amenities at its quiet day use facility. Visitors will find eight picnic tables and four grills. One picnic table is handicapped accessible. Picnickers will find the area to be partially shaded and peaceful, lending it to leisurely outdoor dining. Only two short trails are offered. The 700-yard Loop Trail offers an easy scenic stroll. The Little River Trail is a little longer, 1.5 miles, and it too, is an easy and scenic walk. The trails are designed for foot traffic only. No horses or bicycles permitted. No camping, cabins or swimming available either. Anglers will find the Neuse River supporting channel catfish, bass and brim. Fishing from the banks is a popular pastime, especially during the warmer months.

Climate - North Carolina has a temperate climate with mild winters and long fall and spring months. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in the piedmont and coastal plain region, which don't get relief from coastal breezes or higher elevations. The mountains tend to be substantially cooler and receive some winter snow.

In the Piedmont Region, winter daytime temperatures normally range from the upper 30's to the upper 40s. Summer daytime temperatures range from the high 70's to the low 90's. The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44-52 inches (112-132 centimeters).

Location - Just off the Highway 117 South Bypass in Goldsboro

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Contact Information:
c/o Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, 345-A Park Entrance Rd. , Seven Springs, NC, 28578, Phone: 919-778-6234

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - Throughout history, the coastal regions of the globe have been major attractions. North Carolina's Coastal Region is no different. With its mild climate, this beautiful eastern region of the state entertains millions of guests all year.
Fayetteville Area - Fayetteville is located in the southern Piedmont area of the state offering a pleasant environment for many of our nation's military personnel. It is home of Fort Bragg Army Base and Pope Air Force Base. Fort Bragg boasts a population of over 60,000 individuals while Pope Air Force Base has a peacetime population of over 6,500 people. It was settled in the 1730's and became a military town during World War I. It also has Revolutionary and Civil War history.
New Bern Area - New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina. It was settled in 1710 at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers by German and Swiss immigrants who purchased the land from the Tuscarora Indians. They supported themselves by shipping tar pitch and turpentine to New England, England and the West Indies. Shortly thereafter, New Bern became the state's first capitol and the center of politics.
North Carolina State Parks - North Carolina's State Parks offer wonderful beach camping to mountain wilderness camping. There are hiking trails in all sorts of forest types and countless fishing opportunities. The entire state, from the mountain to the piedmont area to the coast is rich in history and well highlighted at the parks.
Piedmont Region - Located in the center of the state, this historically rich area once dominated by tobacco fields has been transformed into one of the East Coast's most dynamic new industrial mega centers.
The Triangle Area - The Triangle gets its name because of the research triangle which includes Raleigh, Durham and the university town of Chapel Hill. This area has grown enormously in the last few years leaving "locals" struggling to hang on to their history and green space.

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