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High Water   

Hwy 50 Boat Ramp is currently closed due to high water level.

Beaverdam and Rolling View also have high water levels but they are still open.

 Posted on: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Seasonal Closures   

Normal winter seasonal closures are as follows:

Sandling Beach day-use area is closed from October 1 until April 1.

Holly Point family campground is closed from November 1 until March 15.

BW Wells group campground is closed from December 1 until March 15.

Falls Lake has other areas that offer day-use, family camping, and group camping open every day except Christmas Day.  For a full list, please go to:

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Events and Programs

Falls Lake State Recreaton Area offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Thanksgiving is right around the corner bring the family to the park and learn about these fascinating birds! Dress for the weather, and be ready for a fun family craft!

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/18/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Shelter 14

Join a ranger on a 2 mile round trip moderate hike on the Mountains to Sea trail to burn off some of that Thanksgiving feast and gain some knowledge about the geology of the local area too. On this hike, we will see and learn about a few unique geological features present at Falls Lake including a stop at a bluff along the edge of the lake. Bring plenty of water and please wear closed toe shoes.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/25/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View MST parking area

Join a park ranger for a hike and learn how to ID different birds along the trail. Bring water and be prepared for the weather.

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Beaverdam Duck Cove Trail

Join a park ranger for a hike to talk about how the park changes in the winter season.  Bring water and be dressed for the weather,

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Rolling View MST parking area

Wanna learn about white tailed deer? What do they eat? Where do they live? How fast can they run? Join a park ranger to learn the answers and make a holiday themed craft.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Rolling View Shelter 15

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