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CURRENT PARK CONDITIONS   

Beaverdam: Several low-lying areas are flooded, including the swim beach and fishing pier.

Highway 50: The boat ramp is closed.

Holly Point: Several low-lying areas are flooded, including the swim beach and boat ramps. Some campsites in loops 2 and 4 are closed.

Rolling View: The day-use area is closed due to flooding. Campsites, group camps and the community building are open.

Sandling Beach: The entire area is closed for the remainder of the year. If you have a picnic shelter reservation, it will be cancelled automatically and you will receive a full refund.

Shinleaf and BW Wells: All areas are open.

 Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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.

 

Short Loop Trail (BW Wells)
Location: B.W. Wells access
Description:

Loop trail connecting group campsites from one end of the campground to the other.

Point of Interest:
Length:
1.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
red
Surface: Natural surface
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

Map of North Carolina

 

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

Campgrounds

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