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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
Events and Programs

Falls Lake State Recreaton Area offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.




Date of Event:
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Highway 50 Boat Ramp Upper Lot

Want to learn how to attract cool critters to your yard?  Join a Ranger to learn tricks for getting visits form frogs, salamanders, birds and pollinators.

Then, build a bluebird house you can take home!  Parts will be pre-cut and pre-drilled; fun for all age!  ....and its FREE!  Registration is required and limited.  Please dress for the weather and bring drinking water and a snack. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/30/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 24

Join an easy hike to watch the nearly full moon rise over Falls Lake.    All ages welcome on this easy 1.2 mile hike.  Part of the Hike NC! partnership.  Hikers are encouraged to register at
Hike Leader:  Sean Higgins,

Date of Event:
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Start Location:
Beaver Dam Recreation Area, Duck Cove Trailhead

Ages 5-13 invited to participate in our 4th Annual Falls Lake Fishing Tournament!  Events for ALL ages!

Have you ever wanted to try fishing with your kids but don't know where to start, or do you have some experience but would like to learn some new techniques or tricks? Then come have a day of fun at the Falls Lake Youth Fishing Tournament! Youth ages 5 to 13 are invited to pre-register for this exciting event. All fishing gear and bait will be provided for free, or you can bring your own gear. There will be prizes and educational booths for all ages! This event is entirely free so make sure to pre-register and get more information by calling the park office at 919-676-1027. 


Date of Event:
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 28

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
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


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)