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Come Unwrap a Box...Turtle

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Come Unwrap a Box...Turtle

Get up close and personal with one of Falls Lake's most festive reptiles, the Eastern Box Turtle, and mark this off your holiday to do list. Join a Ranger as we explore the life history and conservation concerns of North Carolina's state reptile. Be prepared for a truely unique experience with Glenda, our resident female Box Turtle.

Start Location: 
Shelter 21 in the Beaver Dam Lake Area

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