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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.


Come celebrate Earth Day by joining in the social media craze #trashtag! Do it for the ‘gram and for a good reason. Join a Park Ranger to talk about ways to keep the environment clean then get out there and get those “likes”.

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Shelter 14

A summer day in or on the water of Falls Lake can be one of the most memorable days of the year.  There are a couple of safety tips to make sure the day a safe one.  Come and join a ranger in learning about the proper way to wear life jackets, weather concerns, how to assist someone struggling in the water, and signs of hypothermia

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Boat Ramp

Ages 5-13 invited to participate in our 6th 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, 05/18/2019 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 23
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.