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Winter Closings   

Sandling Beach, BW Wells Campground and Holly Point Campground are all closed for the winter.  BW Wells Campground and Holly Point Campground will reopen on March 15, 2018. Sandling Beach will reopen April 1, 2018.

 Posted on: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:14pm
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.


Please join us at the Historic Rock Cliff Farm, retirement home of B.W. Wells, ecologist and botanical pioneer. The event will showcase 19th century farming techniques, a hog farming tour and nature hikes for all ages. There will also be arts and crafts for the whole family to enjoy, such as painting with pine needles, build-a-baseball and kite making activities.

BW Wells History Tour - 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Wildflower Hike - 11:00am, 2:00 pm
Hog Farming Tour - 10:00am, 3:00pm
Capital Tree Hike - 12:00pm
Family Ecology Hike - 11:00am, 3:00pm
Geology Hike - 11:00am, 3:00pm
Poetry Hike - 1:00pm

BW Wells Studio Tour - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Build-a-baseball - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kite Building - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Painting with pine needles - 10:00am to 4:00pm

There will be hourly plant raffles from 11:00am to 4:00pm. 

All hikes and activities are 100% free and open to the public. No admission fee required.

BW Wells is located at 1630 Bent Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
BW Wells Recreation Area

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)