All Falls Lake recreation areas have now been re-opened from the winter storm (that are normally scheduled to be open at this time). Some satellite areas are still closed until crews can ensure the roads are clear. Please always use caution anytime there may be ice or snow when driving, biking, or walking in the park.Last updated on: Monday, December 10, 2018
Normal winter seasonal closures are as follows:
Sandling Beach day-use area is closed from October 1 until April 1.
Holly Point family campground is closed from November 1 until March 15.
BW Wells group campground is closed from December 1 until March 15.
Falls Lake has other areas that offer day-use, family camping, and group camping open every day except Christmas Day. For a full list, please go to: https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/maps-and-brochures/falls-lake-2018-2019-ope...Last updated on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:
Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathhouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.
Please note that the park office is separate from the main park facilities, which have multiple access points. Campers should go directly to their campground and not to the park office. All campground gates now have 24-hour access.
Tent, trailer and RV camping
With more than 300 sites, pitch your tent or park your RV at Falls Lake.
Many sites offer water and electric hookups. Bathhouses are centrally located in each camping loop. All campsites include a picnic table, outdoor grill and a lantern hook on the tent pad.
Both Holly Point and Rolling View have a dump station.
Holly Point offers 158 campsites total, 89 with water and 30-amp electric hookups. Rolling View offers 115 campsites total, 80 with water and 30-amp electric hookups.
Larger campsites are available for group camping at Rolling View, Shinleaf and B.W. Wells. Group camping is available by advanced reservation only and is for tent only (no RVs or trailers allowed). Each site accommodates up to 35 people.
Rolling View has four group campsites that are hike-in only, and water is available on each site. B.W. Wells has 11 group campsites that are hike-in only, and water is available on each site. Shinleaf has nine group campsites that are drive-up, and water is located nearby.
All campsites have picnic tables, benches, grills and a campfire ring. Bathhouses are centrally located.
For people who desire a more primitive camping experience, Shinleaf offers tent camping in 47 hike-in sites. Each site includes a picnic table, outdoor grill and a lantern hook on the tent pad.
A bathhouse is available for hike-in campers.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Day Use Areas
November to February: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March, April, September and October: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
May to August: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
All campgrounds at Falls Lake State Recreation Area now offer 24-hour access during that campground's operating season.
IMPORTANT: See Falls Lake Operating Season Schedule for more details
All campgrounds are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Park Office and Information Center
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Office closed most state holidays and weekends between Labor Day and Easter