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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
Sandling Beach Limited Facilities    

Until repairs can be completed on a main water line at the swim area of Sandling Beach, there will be limited access to bathroom facilites.

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 4:12pm
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.


Ever wonder how turkeys communicate? Join a park ranger to learn about turkey vocalization and make your own turkey call! 

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/02/2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 28

Have you ever been on a hike and expected to see an animal, but did not?  Come learn what animals live around the Falls Lake Area.  Learn what signs to look for to let you know an animal has been around.  You may not see an animal on your hike, but after this program you will know they have.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Amphitheater

Who doesn’t love running around in a sunny field with a butterfly net? Monarchs migrate en masse to Mexico every year for the winter, and we would like to learn more about their migration and population status by tagging them. Through this Citizen Science program, learn about the Monarch's migration, catch them with nets, and tag their wings.

This is a Young Naturalist Club activity. Anyone ages 12-18 can participate. For more information on what the Young Naturalist Club is, click here:

When: Sunday, October 9th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm 
Where: Falls Lake --> RSVP for specific location.
Bring: Wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes.
RSVP by Thursday, October 6th by emailing Jennifer Fenwick at

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/09/2016 - 12:30pm
Start Location:
RSVP for specific location

Before you venture out into the woods, learn what things you should stay away from.  Come to this program and become well informed so you can have a happy hike.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/15/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Holly Point Amphitheater

Join a ranger to learn all the basics of fishing.  We will discuss lake food chain, water safety, knot tying, and how to rig a rod and reel. Then we will put our skills to the test at one of the lake's fishing piers.  Ages 6-16.  *Registration required. Dress for the weather.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/22/2016 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 23

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

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)