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8/25/19 Mountain Bike Trail Race   

There is a Mountain Bike Race scheduled for Beaverdam Recreation Area Mountain Bike trails on Sunday August 25, 2019.  Traffic expected to be heavy that day.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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.


Join a park ranger for a hike to discuss the benefits of prescribed fire and how we use it in a park setting. Be prepared to be outside, bring water and wear closed toe shoes.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/08/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Duck Cove Trail in Beaverdam State Recreation Area

Who-who would like to build an owl.  Come to Falls Lake and learn all about what makes an owl such a majestic creature. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 5:00pm
Start Location:
Beaverdam Shelter 23

Have you ever been curious on ways to tell which animals are around your home but can't seem to see the animal? Come learn how to identify animals found in the Piedmont area by their tracks and their scat. Be prepared for a short hike to look for signs of animals in the area. Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring plenty of water. Please call the park office at 919-676-1027 to sign-up for this program. Deadline for sign-up is Wednesday, September 25th by 4:30pm.

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Shelter 12 at Rolling View State Recreation Area
Bike trails:


13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587



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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.