Starting Friday, May 22nd, the following Falls Lake areas and facilities will be open as part of Phase 2 of North Carolina State Parks' reopening plans:
ROLLING VIEW: family camping, boat ramp, hiking access, restrooms/bathhouses open, beaches closed
HOLLY POINT: family camping, boat ramp (campers only), restrooms/bathhouses open, beaches closed
SHINLEAF: hike-in camping, hiking access, restrooms/bathhouses open
HIGHWAY 50 BOAT LAUNCH: boat ramp, restrooms open
BEAVERDAM: boat ramp (non-gasoline powered only), hiking trails, mountain biking trails (weather-dependent), restrooms open, beaches closed
Entry fees are being charged for open areas as of Thursday, June 18. Open areas may be operating with limited capacity and will close once capacity is reached. Cleaning bathrooms will take longer than normal due to disinfecting procedures. Trash cans will not be available at the campsites, so campers will have to take their own trash to the dumpsters.
SANDLING BEACH: closed
BW WELLS: closed
Campers must have reservations to camp, but reservations for available campsites may be made on the day of arrival up to 9:00pm. Campers may make reservations by calling toll-free 1-877-722-6762 or through our reservation website.
All beaches, group campsites, the community building, playgrounds, and the park office are closed. Picnic shelters are not available for rental. Park visitors are not allowed in closed areas. Phase 3 (date still to be determined) will include reopening the remainder of closed areas and facilities. Visit https://www.ncparks.gov/open for more details on our reopening plans.
Hikers can still access and hike the entirety of the Falls Lake section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail by parking at any of the trailheads where the trail crosses a road. Please ensure that your vehicle does not block a gate or the roadway.
Please check with our partner agencies about the status of their access areas on Falls Lake:
US Army Corps of Engineers
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Wake County Parks
Raleigh Parks and Recreation
Last updated on: Thursday, June 18, 2020