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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 for a program about white-tailed deer their habitat and feeding habits. We will also make a holiday themed craft!

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Shelter 15

Join a Ranger in a hike to see some of the winter birds of the Piedmont. Many of Falls Lake's birds have moved to other warmer areas, come discover who is still here! During the hike, learn why birds migrate and how they find their way back. Bring your binoculars to catch a glimpse of our winter residents. 

Dress for the weather and for a hike!  Program is FREE.  No registration required.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/17/2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Duck Cove Trail in Beaverdam

Start the year out right by coming out and joining a park ranger for a scavenger hunt/hike on the 0.75 mile Neuse Bend Trail in Rolling View Recreation Area.  Scavenger hunt is designed for ages 6-12 but all ages are encouraged to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes. Reservations are required...Please call the park office at 919-676-1027 to sign up.

**Hikes will be held at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm!!  Registration for hikes starts Thursday, December 1st, 2016 and are limited to the first 25 participants per time slot**

The hikes will start at the Rolling View Recreation Area Track Trailhead (

Rolling View Recreation Area is located at 4201 Baptist Road, Durham, NC 27703

Date of Event:
Sun, 01/01/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Rolling View Recreation Area - Neuse Bend Trail (TRACK Trail)

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
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


All campgrounds now offer 24 hour access during the operating season. See Opening and Closing Schedule for details. 

All campgrounds are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Park Office and Information Center

8 AM TO 5 PM Daily

Office closed most State Holidays and weekends between Labor Day and Easter

Opening and Closing Schedule (PDF)