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.
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:
Get plant and animal checklists at the park office.
A wide variety of plants and animals can be found throughout Falls Lake. Colorful wildflowers including tick-seed sunflowers, butterfly weeds and asters can be found nestled next to a number of oak species and loblolly pines. White-tailed deer, rabbit, red fox and raccoon are some of the most common forms of wildlife. Bluebirds, goldfinches and wrens sing in the trees, as wood ducks and mallards gently paddle in the nearby water. Soaring in the sky overhead are birds of prey including the red-tailed hawk, osprey and bald eagle. The calls of the great-horned, barred and screech owls fill the night air.