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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

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 12,000-acre reservoir. More than 300 campsites at four of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps. There are five swim beaches in the recreation area and a number of boating ramps, some reserved for paddlers and non-gasoline powered boats. The Beaverdam access offers a network of mountain biking trails as well as a separate and quiet lake impoundment perfect for paddling, fishing and swimming. The Mountains-to-Sea State Trail winds through parts of the recreation area and is a centerpiece of a network of hiking trails.


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Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
Latitude: 36.011700
Longitude: -78.688800

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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


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