The following Falls Lake areas and facilities are currently open as part of North Carolina's COVID-19 reopening plans:
BEAVERDAM: boat ramp (non-gasoline powered boats only), swim beach, hiking trails, mountain biking trails (weather dependent), picnic shelters, restrooms, playground
SANDLING BEACH: swim beach, hiking trails, picnic shelters, restrooms, playground
HIGHWAY 50: boat ramp, restrooms
ROLLING VIEW: family camping, group camping, boat ramp, swim beach, hiking trails, picnic shelters, restrooms/bathhouses, playground, community building
SHINLEAF: hike-in camping, group camping, hiking trails, restrooms/bathhouses
HOLLY POINT: (all facilities for registered campers only) family camping, boat ramp, swim beach, hiking trail, restrooms/bathhouses, playground
BW WELLS: (all facilities for registered campers only) group camping, boat ramp, hiking trails, restrooms/bathhouses
The visitor center is open daily, but hours vary depending on staff availability. Please call the park to confirm the hours. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.
Day-use entrance fees are charged on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May. Open areas will close if capacity is reached. Cleaning bathrooms will take longer than normal due to disinfecting procedures. Trash cans are not available at family campsites, so campers will have to take their own trash to the dumpsters. Park visitors are not allowed in any areas marked as closed.
Campers must have reservations to camp, but reservations for available campsites may be on the day of arrival up to 9 p.m. Campers may make reservations by calling toll-free 1-877-722-6762 or through our reservations website.
Hikers can hike the entirety of the Falls Lake sections of the Mountains-to-Sea State 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 note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the state's phased reopening plans statewide.
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: Monday, May 17, 2021