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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.  Closed areas are not open to public use.  All other shelters in Sandling Beach, Beaverdam, and Rolling View are open and available for use.

 Last updated on: Thursday, May 19, 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

B.W. Wells Short Loop Trail (campers only)

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – B.W. Wells Short Loop Trail

This loop trail connects group campsites from one end of the campground to the other. Enjoy lake views as this trail winds along parts of the shoreline – watch for osprey or bald eagles!

Trail Location: 
B.W. Wells access
Trail Length: 
0.80 miles
Trail Type: 
loop
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate hike
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
blue diamonds
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