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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 $3.00 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: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:10pm
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 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

NC State Univeristy Astrophysics Group presents a July astronomy night at Falls Lake Recreation Area:

The night of July 8th offers a beautifully diverse sky full of planets, nebulae, clusters and galaxies.  Easily visible for the entire evening, the moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn will all be bright and high above the horizon.  Such a dark sky offers view of the deep red of Mars, the bands of Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn.  Venus, the brightest planet, will be briefly visible for a 30 minute window after the Sun begins to set.  Elsewhere, The bright Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas still forming stars, will appear as a bright streak.  The Eagle nebula, another star forming region, can be seen as well.  Finally, we will hopefully catch a glimpse of the 20 million year old light of the Pinwheel Galaxy, a face on spiral galaxy much larger than our own Milky Way.

Four Telescopes will be provided. Two of these scopes will have iPhone camera mounts, which will allow you to take some pictures home with you! 

**This program is FREE & registration is not required.
**If you'd like a place to sit, please bring your own chairs or blankets, and if you would like to bring your own telescope, you are more than welcome to do so.

Date of Event:
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:45pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Entrance. 14600 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, NC. Follow signs to parking near shelters 26 & 27.

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)