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Sandling Beach Early Closure    

Sandling Beach Day Use Area will close for the season starting Monday September 18, 2017 so that major water system repairs can be completed.  The area will re-open as scheduled in 2018.

 Posted on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:25am
Trails

Biking

Enjoy riding your mountain bike through Falls Lake State Recreation Area! A total of 14.3 miles of trails through a variety of terrain are open for single-track mountain biking. Located in the Beaverdam area, the park offers three loop trails totaling a distance of 6.5 miles of easy/intermediate riding, as well as a 6.5-mile trail for advanced riding.

The trails close for wet weather. Call the park office or visit Triangle Mountain Biking to check on the trail's status.

Hiking

Falls Lake Trail will eventually travel the entire south shore of the lake. A portion of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the trail will connect two recreational areas and provide camping for backpackers. Portions of the trail travel through state parkland where all state park regulations apply. The remainder of the trail travels through N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission gamelands. For your safety, wear blaze orange while hiking this trail during hunting season.

A one-mile loop trail at B. W. Wells passes the naturalist's home and an interpretive area. Short trails at Rolling View and Sandling Beach allow a closer look at the aquatic environment. There are also short trails at Beaverdam and Holly Point.

 

Beaverdam Track Trail - Duck Cove Trail
Location:
Description: The Beaverdam Recreation Area TRACK Trail is a 0.6 mile hike one-way (1.2 miles round-trip). Enjoy a hike through a mixed pine forest along the edge of Beaverdam Lake that leads to a wildlife observation platform overlooking Duck Cove.
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.60 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
Orange Circle
Surface: Natural surface
Holly Point Trail
Location: This trail travels from the campsites in loop 2 through pine and upland hardwood forests, goes past loops 3, 4, 5 and the amphitheater to the boat ramp parking lot.
Description: This trail runs between the Holly Point boat ramp and campground loop 2, but parking is only available at the boat ramp. This trail is for registered overnight campers and their guests only.
Point of Interest: Hollypoint Access
Length:
1.10 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
red circle
Surface: Natural surface
Mountain Bike Trail - Inner Loop
Location: Beaverdam access
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
1.15 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
yellow diamond
Surface: Natural surface
Rolling View Trail
Location: Rolling View access
Description: Short trail connecting campground loops A, B, C, swimming beach, and boat launch.
Point of Interest:
Length:
1.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
white
Surface: Natural surface, Paved
Rollingview Track Trail
Location:
Description: The Rolling View Recreation Area TRACK a 0.75 mile loop through a mixed pine forest along the edge of Falls Lake.
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.75 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
Contact:

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
Phone919-676-1027
falls.lake@ncparks.gov
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

Campgrounds

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)