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Park Office Closed On Weekends   

The main park office will closed on Saturdays and Sundays through 2017.  The office will however be open holiday weekends for visitor assistance.  When closed, you may go to one of our park entrance stations for assistance.

 Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:10am
Sandling Beach Early Closure    

Sandling Beach Day Use Area will close for the season starting Monday September 18, 2017 so that major water system repairs can be completed.  The area will re-open as scheduled in 2018.

 Posted on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:25am
Ecology

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.

 

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

Park Hours:

Day Use Areas
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - April and September - October: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Campgrounds

All campgrounds now offer 24 hour access during the operating season. See Opening and Closing Schedule for details. 

All campgrounds are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Park Office and Information Center

8 AM TO 5 PM Daily

Office closed most State Holidays and weekends between Labor Day and Easter

Opening and Closing Schedule (PDF)