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 – 14601 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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13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
*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.