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2016 Season Passes are SOLD OUT   

Falls Lake State Recreation Area has sold out of the 2016 season passes.

 Posted on: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:38pm
Fee Changes   

The Division of Parks and Recreation is phasing in a dynamic pricing schedule for its campsites, cabins, picnic shelters and other amenities and services. This is in lieu of an across-the-board fee increase. The last such increase in the state parks system was implemented May 2010.  The Division of Parks and Recreation will impose the following fee changes:

  • Effective May 1, 2016 the Annual Pass fee will increase to $60.00
  • Effective May 1, 2106 Special Promotional Rates for Campsites Sunday through Thursday will be offered.
  • Effective May 1, 2016 the rate for an Electric and Water campsite on Fridays and Saturdays will increase to $27.00
  • Effective May 1, 2016 the rate for Group Camp Sites will increase to $55.00
  • Effective May 1, 2016 the Senior Discount will be a $6.00 reduction of the rate applied.
  • Effective AUG 1, 2016 the Daily parking fee will increase to $7.00 on weekends and holidays.
  • Effective December 1, 2016 Premium pricing for water front sites at Holly Point will be introduced.

 With dynamic pricing, facility rental fees may vary depending on the site, day of week and time of year.  Please contact the park office for more pricing information.

 Posted on: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 4:04pm
Events and Programs

Falls Lake State Recreaton Area offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join a ranger on a guided hike through areas of the park that have seen prescribed fire at different time.  While walking through these areas, you will learn about the benefits of prescribed fire and how we implement it here at the park.  Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Parking lot between shelter 13 and 14

Come join a park ranger and learn about the biology of a dragonfly. Then take part in trying to catch these fast-flying insects.

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/07/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Amphitheater

Join a ranger on a guided hike through areas of the park that have seen prescribed fire at different time.  While walking through these areas, you will learn about the benefits of prescribed fire and how we implement it here at the park.  Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Duck Cover trail in Beaverdam

Be amused as you watch a volunteer be dressed up like a beaver.  With every body part added you will learn a new interesting fact about beavers and their unique habitat.  Come to this program where you can be thrilled at the funny site of the volunteer while learning about a remarkable animal. 
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Sandling Beach Shelter 1

Join a Park Ranger as they read The Beaver Pond while listeners can feel the fur, hear the frogs call, and imagine life splashing along in the beaver pond.  All ages are welcome to this story that is best suited for 3 - 10 year olds.  Parents must accompany children.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Holly Point Amphitheater
Contact:

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
Phone919-676-1027
falls.lake@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.011700
Longitude: -78.688800

Park Hours:

Day Use Areas
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - April and September - October: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Campgrounds
Rollingview campgound offers 24 hour access year round. BW Wells Group Area offers 24 hour access with advanced reservations only. All other Areas are as follows:
December, January and February: 7am - 7pm 
March - April and October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm
Closed Christmas Day

Falls Lake main park gates, INCLUDING CAMPGROUNDS, are closed and locked promptly at posted closing time. No entry or exit is permitted after this time except for law enforcement or medical emergencies. 

Park Office and Information Center
8am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm Monday through Friday.
Closed Most State Holidays.

Opening and Closing Schedule (PDF)