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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.

 

It may be cold outside, but trout waters will be open soon, so get ready with a fly fishing crash course.  Participants will learn all the skills needed to start fly fishing, including rigging, casting, fly selection and fishing tactics.  All equipment for this program will be provided.  Please dress for the weather and bring drinking water and a snack.  Program runs 90 minutes.  Fishing License required.  Registration required.  Ages 15 and up.  Limited slots available.  Meet at Highway 50 Boat Ramp's upper parking lot.

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Highway 50 Boat Ramp upper lot

Join a Ranger 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! Learn why birds migrate and how they find their way back. Bring your binoculars to catch a glimpse of our winter residents. 

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

Date of Event:
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Rolling View Shelter 15

When settlers first arrived in North America there wasn't a lumber yard to visit, they had to mill wood by hand.  Special tools and clever techniques made a difficult job a little easier.  Join a Park Ranger for a discussion and log hewing demonstration using the same tools used hundreds of years ago.  Meet at Beaver Dam Recreation Area shelter 21.

Date of Event:
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 21

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, 01/28/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Duck Cove Trail in Beaverdam

You’re invited to look into the universe during the 5th annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Entrance
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

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)