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All park areas have reopened after the high lake levels after Hurricane Florence.  Several low-lying areas are still partially flooded however, including the parts of the swim beaches and areas close to the shoreline.  Park visitors entering the water should take care as unusual underwater drop-offs may still exist.

Sandling Beach is closed for the winter season as normal.  It will reopen April 1, 2019.

 Posted on: Friday, October 5, 2018
Directions

Falls Lake State Recreation Area, which consists of seven individual parks, is located at Falls Lake in Wake and Durham counties, approximately 10 miles north of Raleigh and 12 miles east of Durham.

Park Office and Information Center

The Falls Lake State Recreation Area park office is at 13304 Creedmoor Road (NC 50) in Wake Forest, one mile north of the intersection of NC 98 just before the bridge over the lake.

Traveling west on I-40 or US 64 toward Raleigh, take I-440 (the beltline) north to US 1. Follow US 1 north to NC 98 at the town of Wake Forest. Take NC 98 west approximately eight miles to NC 50. Turn right onto NC 50 and travel north one mile to the park office/information center, which is on the right just before the bridge.

Traveling east on I-40 toward Raleigh, turn north on I-540 (the outer loop). Travel north on 1-540 to NC 50, and take NC 50 north approximately eight miles to park office/information center, which is on the right just before the bridge.

Traveling south on I-85 toward Durham, take Exit 191, then turn east on NC 56 and travel to NC 50 at the town of Creedmoor. Turn south on NC 50 and drive approximately eight miles to the park office/information center, which is on the left immediately past the bridge.

Traveling north on I-85 toward Durham, travel through Durham, and take US 70 east toward Raleigh. Turn east on NC 98 and travel toward Wake Forest for approximately eight miles to NC 50. Take NC 50 north for one mile to the park office/information center, which is on the right just before the bridge.

Addresses of individual recreation areas

HWY 50 BOAT LAUNCH – 13900 Creedmoor Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587
BEAVERDAM – 14600 Creedmoor Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587
SANDLING BEACH – 14605 Creedmoor Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587
SHINLEAF CAMPGROUND – 13708 New Light Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587
HOLLY POINT CAMPGROUND – 14424 New Light Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587
B.W. WELLS CAMPGROUND – 1630 Bent Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587
ROLLING VIEW CAMPGROUND – 4201 Baptist Rd. Durham NC 27703

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Contact:

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
Phone919-676-1027
falls.lake@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.011700
Longitude: -78.688800

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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

Campgrounds

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

Operating Season Schedule