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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.


In celebration of Earth Day join a Ranger for a reading of “The Lorax” followed by some activities to demonstrate the importance of trees. We will then take a 0.5 mile walk to look at some of the different trees in the park.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Shelter 2 at Sandling Beach

Animals have adapted to many things for their safety and wellbeing in this area. Join a Ranger to learn about these exciting adaptations through a family oriented program.

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Shelter 14 in the Rolling View Area

Want to learn some basic knots that will help you while camping and backpacking? Then come join a Ranger to become knot knowledgeable! This is also a fantastic opportunity for boy scouts.

Date of Event:
Sun, 04/29/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Shelter 24 in the Beaver Dam Lake Area

Ages 5-13 invited to participate in our 5th 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, 05/19/2018 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 23

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)