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All camping areas at Falls Lake State Recreation Area are booked for the Memorial Day Weekend.

 Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 2:32pm
Fee Changes   

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 $3.00 reduction of the rate applied.
  • Effective July 1, 2016 the Daily parking fee will increase to $7.00 on weekends. 

Please call the park office for details.

 Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:28pm
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.


When animals walk through muddy and sandy areas, they leave tracks behind. Have you ever seen the tracks and wondered what type of animal left them?
Join us to become animal detectives!

Create and take home a plaster cast of an animal track of your choice!

This program is FREE but you must register by emailing

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Rollingview Area, by the community building: 4201 Baptist Road, Durham, NC

Do you think park rangers ride around all day in their trucks, or go walk in the woods all day? Do you have any idea what a park ranger does at all?  How can you become a park ranger? Let a park ranger explain what duties their job includes and give you some hints about what it takes to become a North Carolina State Park Ranger.  Meet at Rollingview shelter 15

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/05/2016 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Shelter 15

Before you venture out into the woods, learn what things you should stay away from.  Learn about the dangerous plants and animals around the Falls Lake Area and ones found in other natural areas you may visit in the future.  Come to this program and become well informed so you can have a happy hike. Meet at Holly Point Amphitheater

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/11/2016 - 2:30pm
Start Location:
Holly Point Ampitheater

Want a unique way to spend Father’s Day with Dad? Bring him out to the park for a fun afternoon of fishing and crafts!  Registration is limited to the first 15 kids that sign up! Register by calling park office (919) 676-1027. Meet at Beaverdam Shelter 23

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/19/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
shelter 23

Join a park ranger for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax.  Afterwards we will discuss what it means to be a steward and roast marshmallows!  Meet at Holly Point Amphitheater

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/25/2016 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Holly Point Amphitheater

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)