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Seasonal Closures   

Normal winter seasonal closures are as follows:

Sandling Beach day-use area is closed from October 1 until April 1.

Holly Point family campground is closed from November 1 until March 15.

BW Wells group campground is closed from December 1 until March 15.

Falls Lake has other areas that offer day-use, family camping, and group camping open every day except Christmas Day.  For a full list, please go to:

 Last updated on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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.


Wanna learn about white tailed deer? What do they eat? Where do they live? How fast can they run? Join a park ranger to learn the answers and make a holiday themed craft.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Shelter 15

Start the year out right by coming out and joining a park ranger for an easy scavenger hunt/hike on the 0.75 mile Neuse Bend Trail in Rolling View Recreation Area.  The Scavenger Hunt Hike is designed for ages 6-12 but all ages are encouraged to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes. Reservations are required...Please call the park office at 919-676-1027 to sign up.

**Hikes will be held at 10am, and 2pm!!  Registration for hikes starts Friday, December 1st, 2019 and are limited to the first 35 participants per time slot**

The hikes will start at the Rolling View Recreation Area Track Trailhead (

Rolling View Recreation Area is located at 4201 Baptist Road, Durham, NC 27703

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Rolling View Recreation Area - Neuse Bend Trail (TRACK Trail)

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
Latitude: 36.011700
Longitude: -78.688800

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Day Use Areas
November to February: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March, April, September and October: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
May to August: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day


All campgrounds at Falls Lake State Recreation Area now offer 24-hour access during that campground's operating season.

IMPORTANT: See Falls Lake Operating Season Schedule for more details 

All campgrounds are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Park Office and Information Center

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Office closed most state holidays and weekends between Labor Day and Easter

Operating Season Schedule