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Map of North Carolina – Falls Lake State Recreation Area

 

Contact the park

919-676-1027

falls.lake@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Visitor center

13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

Beaverdam

14600 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.036276, -78.685078

 

B.W. Wells campground

1630 Bent Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.986138, -78.631598

 

Highway 50

13900 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.021656, -78.690270

 

Holly Point campground

14424 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.010031, -78.657522

 

Rolling View

4201 Baptist Road
Durham, NC 27703

GPS: 36.008504, -78.729136

 

Sandling Beach

14601 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.042399, -78.698457

 

Shinleaf campground

13708 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.993892, -78.65959

 

Hours

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  • 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
     
  • Not all day-use areas are open year-round. Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.
     

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  • All campground gates have 24-hour access when the campground is operating.
     
  • Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.
     
  • Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
     

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  • Easter to Labor Day:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    daily
     
  • Labor Day to Easter:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    weekdays only
    closed on state holidays

     

 

 

 

 

 

Area Closures and Maintenance of Water...   

Falls Lake will be maintaining its potable water systems this winter.  This will affect multiple areas, with some having different operating seasons from normal and some still open but using portable toilets with no potable water available in the park.  Please keep in mind that the following dates are subject to change as weather and other factors could affect when the work is started or completed.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Beaverdam Recreation Area: January 21 through February 28 – OPEN, no potable water, portable toilets available
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Family Camping: February 17 through April 1 – CLOSED, family camping available at Holly Point
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Group Camping: February 17 through April 1 – CLOSED, group camping available at Shinleaf
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Day-Use: February 17 through April 1 – OPEN, no potable water, portable toilets available
 Last updated on: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Park Office Repairs   

Starting January 17, 2020 the Park Information Office will be undergoing some improvements to the front porch area. We ask that visitors come in through the back door during this time Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 Last updated on: Friday, January 17, 2020

Seasonal Recreation Area Closures   

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:
https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/falls-lake-state-recreation-area-2019-operating-season-schedule.pdf

 Last updated on: Monday, November 25, 2019

Educational programs

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Falls Lake and its aquatic environment. Check the Events calendar for more information. 

To arrange a special exploration of Falls Lake State Recreation Area for your group or class, contact the park office.

Educational materials about Falls Lake have been developed for grades 3-5 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Falls Lake program focuses on the food chain. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.