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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.


Did you know that Possums eat up to 5000 ticks a week? Did you know that a Possum has 50 teeth? Come join a Park Ranger to learn more totally Possum things about the North American Opossum! Hopefully this Park Ranger can change your mind about North America's only Marsupial.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Rolling View Shelter 14

Have you been out on a hike or enjoying a relaxing day on the lake and had a dragonfly land on you? Ever wonder what their story is? Join a park ranger to explore the magical world of dragonflies and if you are lucky maybe even catch one.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Amphitheater
Bike trails:


13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569


  • 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


All campgrounds at Falls Lake State Recreation Area offer 24-hour access when the campground is operating.

Campgrounds closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

*PLEASE NOTE: Day-use hours and 24-hour campground access are dependent on the operating season schedule.



8:00am to 5:00pm daily**

**Between Labor Day and Easter, office is closed on weekends and state holidays.