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Map of North Carolina – Falls Lake State Recreation Area

 

Contact the park

919-676-1027

falls.lake@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Visitor center

13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

Beaverdam

14600 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.036276, -78.685078

 

B.W. Wells campground

1630 Bent Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.986138, -78.631598

 

Highway 50

13900 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.021656, -78.690270

 

Holly Point campground

14424 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.010031, -78.657522

 

Rolling View

4201 Baptist Road
Durham, NC 27703

GPS: 36.008504, -78.729136

 

Sandling Beach

14601 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.042399, -78.698457

 

Shinleaf campground

13708 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.993892, -78.65959

 

Hours

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  • 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
     
  • Not all day-use areas are open year-round. Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.
     

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  • All campground gates have 24-hour access when the campground is operating.
     
  • Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.
     
  • Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
     

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  • Easter to Labor Day:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • Labor Day to Easter:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    weekdays only
    closed on state holidays

     

 

 

 

 

 

Area Closures and Maintenance of Water...   

Falls Lake will be maintaining its potable water systems this winter.  This will affect multiple areas, with some having different operating seasons from normal and some still open but using portable toilets with no potable water available in the park.  Please keep in mind that the following dates are subject to change as weather and other factors could affect when the work is started or completed.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Beaverdam Recreation Area: January 21 through February 28 – OPEN, no potable water, portable toilets available
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Family Camping: February 17 through April 1 – CLOSED, family camping available at Holly Point
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Group Camping: February 17 through April 1 – CLOSED, group camping available at Shinleaf
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Day-Use: February 17 through April 1 – OPEN, no potable water, portable toilets available
 Last updated on: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Park Office Repairs   

Starting January 17, 2020 the Park Information Office will be undergoing some improvements to the front porch area. We ask that visitors come in through the back door during this time Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 Last updated on: Friday, January 17, 2020

Seasonal Recreation Area Closures   

Sandling Beach day-use area closes for the winter season on October 1, 2019.  Holly Point campground closes for the winter season on November 1, 2019.  BW Wells Group Campground closes for the winter season on December 1, 2019.  

Other Falls Lake camping and day-use areas are open all winter long.  For a full list, see the Falls Lake Operating Season Schedule:
https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/falls-lake-state-recreation-area-2019-operating-season-schedule.pdf

 Last updated on: Monday, November 25, 2019

Camping

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.

 

Group camping

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.

 

Backpack camping

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.