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Sandling Beach Early Closure   

The water storage tanks in Sandling Beach will be replaced this Fall and will require the water to be turned off and park to be closed.

Therefore the park will close for the season 2 weeks early starting Sept 18.
 

 Posted on: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:06am
Falls Lake Summer Jobs    

Summer seasonal positions at Falls Lake are available NOW.  Come by the park office or call 919-676-1027 for more information.

 Posted on: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:25pm
Flooding and Closed Facilities    

Due to heavy rains and subsequent rapid flooding, the following Falls Lake facilities will be closed until further notice:

Holly Point – Loop 2 – ALL SITES
Holly Point – Loop 4 – sites 116-131 
Shinleaf Group Sites - Shoreline 
Rollingview - Day Use area and Shelters 12-15
Sandling Beach – Entire Park
Hwy 50 Boat Launch - Entire Park
All Park Boat Ramps
All Park Swim Beaches

If you have reservations for any of these facilities please call 1-877-722-6762 to alter or cancel your reservation.

Please contact the park at 919-676-1027 for updated facility availablity.

 Posted on: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:11am
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)