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Sandling Beach Shelter 1-3 Closures   

Sandling Beach shelters 1, 2, and 3 will be closed starting Tuesday, May 31 until further notice due to facility and staffing issues.  Existing shelter reservations will be given a full refund or allowed to transfer to another shelter if available.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Falls Lake Campground Closures   

Falls Lake SRA has begun the construction phase of our CONNECT NC Bond Project to upgrade our RV electrical campsites to 50-amp service.  During construction family campsites will be closed, first at Rolling View and later at Holly Point campgrounds.  Due to significant delays from global material shortages, the Rolling View family campsites will be closed through December 31, 2022.
 
The following campsites are affected:
ROLLING VIEW: All family campsites will stay closed through December 31, 2022.
HOLLY POINT: All family campsites currently not accepting reservations from January 1, 2023 through June 1, 2023.

Persons with affected reservations will be contacted and allowed to transfer to a different campsite or will receive a full refund.  Changes to the existing closures or additional closures are expected as the project progresses.  We will update this alert throughout the project as dates will change as the project moves forward.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience and understand that this greatly affects many camping reservations, but the global material shortages have had an unprecedented effect on this project.  Please contact the Falls Lake park office if you have any questions.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Shinleaf Campground Hike-In Toilet Closure   

The toilet facilities next to hike-in campsite 41 are damaged and closed until further notice.

The main wash house and the toilet facilities next to hike-in campsite 10 are open.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Bike trails:

OPEN TODAY


Map of North Carolina – Falls Lake State Recreation Area


Contact the park
 

984-867-8000

falls.lake@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Visitor center

13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0116, -78.6888

 

Beaverdam

14600 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0362, -78.6850

 

B.W. Wells campground

1630 Bent Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.9861, -78.6315

 

Highway 50

13900 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0216, -78.6902

 

Holly Point campground

14424 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0100, -78.6575

 

Rolling View

4201 Baptist Road
Durham, NC 27703

GPS: 36.0085, -78.7291

 

Sandling Beach

14601 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0423, -78.6984

 

Shinleaf campground

13708 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.9938, -78.6595
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     
  • Not all day-use areas are open year-round. Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.
     

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  • All campground gates have 24-hour access when the campground is operating.
     
  • Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.
     
  • Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
     

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  • Open Monday to Friday:

8:00am to 5:00pm

closed on state holidays
 


Operating season
 

►    2022 Schedule
 


 

 

 

Additional information

In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Entrance Fees

Falls Lake State Recreation Area charges for entry in the summer months, to supplement operational costs and help maintain and improve the areas for visitors. The per-car fee is charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on weekends in April, May, and September. Annual pass holders are entitled to an unlimited number of visits without paying the admission fee.

  • Car: $7 per day.
  • Senior citizen (62 or older) or military: $5 per day.
  • Bus or van: $20 per day.
  • Annual Pass: $90

You can purchase the annual pass at the park offices. The pass is also good for unlimited entry to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, and is valid anytime within the calendar year.

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Boating

Non-motorized boats or boats with non-gasoline engines only are allowed on Beaverdam Lake.

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.