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Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 12,000-acre reservoir. More than 300 campsites at four of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps. There are five swim beaches in the recreation area and a number of boating ramps, some reserved for paddlers and non-gasoline powered boats. The Beaverdam access offers a network of mountain biking trails as well as a separate and quiet lake impoundment perfect for paddling, fishing and swimming. The Mountains-to-Sea State Trail winds through parts of the recreation area and is a centerpiece of a network of hiking trails.


⇒  RESERVATIONS

Find and book a campsite or facility online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762

 

2019 Operating Season Schedule

opening and closing dates for all campgrounds and access areas


⇒  ALERT: GPS ISSUE

Apple Maps is providing incorrect directions to several areas at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Entering the address of the park office and other access areas is taking people to residential neighborhoods.

We are working on remedying the issue with Apple. In the meantime, please use another mapping service or GPS system or follow the directions on our Directions page.


⇒  NOW HIRING

We are currently accepting applications for several seasonal positions at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Details can be found in the links below:


 

WAKE FOREST WEATHER

 

 

Bike trails:

CLOSED TODAY


13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

919-676-1027
falls.lake@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

*HOURS FOR DAY-USE AREAS:
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

*HOURS FOR CAMPGROUND GATES:

All campgrounds at Falls Lake State Recreation Area offer 24-hour access when the campground is operating.

Campgrounds closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

*PLEASE NOTE: Day-use hours and 24-hour campground access are dependent on the operating season schedule.

 

PARK OFFICE HOURS:

8:00am to 5:00pm daily**

**Between Labor Day and Easter, office is closed on weekends and state holidays.