Normal winter seasonal closures are as follows:
Sandling Beach day-use area is closed from October 1 until April 1.
Holly Point family campground is closed from November 1 until March 15.
BW Wells group campground is closed from December 1 until March 15.
Falls Lake has other areas that offer day-use, family camping, and group camping open every day except Christmas Day. For a full list, please go to: https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/maps-and-brochures/falls-lake-2018-2019-ope...Last updated on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Day Use Areas
November to February: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March, April, September and October: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
May to August: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
All campgrounds at Falls Lake State Recreation Area now offer 24-hour access during that campground's operating season.
IMPORTANT: See Falls Lake Operating Season Schedule for more details
All campgrounds are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Park Office and Information Center
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Office closed most state holidays and weekends between Labor Day and Easter