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Sunrise at Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Bike trails:

CLOSED TODAY


13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

919-676-1027
falls.lake@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.735554, -79.016569

 

*HOURS FOR DAY-USE AREAS:
  • 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

*HOURS FOR CAMPGROUND GATES:

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.

 

PARK OFFICE HOURS:

8:00am to 5:00pm daily**

**Between Labor Day and Easter, office is closed on weekends and state holidays.

Park Office Repairs   

Starting January 17, 2020 the Park Information Office will be undergoing some improvements to the front porch area. We ask that visitors come in through the back door during this time Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 Last updated on: Friday, January 17, 2020

Area Closures and Maintenance of Water...   

Falls Lake will be maintaining its potable water systems this winter.  This will affect multiple areas, with some having different operating seasons from normal and some still open but using portable toilets with no potable water available in the park.  Please keep in mind that the following dates are subject to change as weather and other factors could affect when the work is started or completed.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Beaverdam Recreation Area: January 27 through February 28 – OPEN, no potable water, portable toilets available
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Family Camping: February 17 through April 1 – CLOSED, family camping available at Holly Point
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Group Camping: February 17 through April 1 – CLOSED, group camping available at Shinleaf
  • Rolling View Recreation Area Day-Use: February 17 through April 1 – OPEN, no potable water, portable toilets available
 Last updated on: Friday, January 10, 2020

Seasonal Recreation Area Closures   

Sandling Beach day-use area closes for the winter season on October 1, 2019.  Holly Point campground closes for the winter season on November 1, 2019.  BW Wells Group Campground closes for the winter season on December 1, 2019.  

Other Falls Lake camping and day-use areas are open all winter long.  For a full list, see the Falls Lake Operating Season Schedule:
https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/falls-lake-state-recreation-area-2019-operating-season-schedule.pdf

 Last updated on: Monday, November 25, 2019

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.