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Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Park Closed

Falls Lake State Recreation Area is currently closed due to significant snowfall received from the winter storm, making road conditions extremely hazardous.  Crews are working to clear the roads.  This message will be removed or updated when the park reopens.

Rollingview Campground Loop A only has been plowed and is open.  All existing and incoming camping reservations will be honored.

Oh Deer!

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 1:00pm

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.

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.

Animals at Falls Lake

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 3:00pm

Have you ever been on a hike and expected to see an animal, but did not? Come learn what animals live around the Falls Lake Area. Learn what signs to look for to let you know an animal has been around. You may not see an animal on your hike, but after this program you will know they have been about.

Animal Adaptations

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:00pm

Why do some animals have pointy teeth, while others have flat ones? Does it matter if an animal has fur, feathers or hair? We will be learning about how various animal characteristcs make them best suited to live where they do. You will even have the opportunity to "create" a new animal species.

What a Ranger Does

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:00am

Do you think Park Rangers ride around in their trucks, or go walk in the woods all day? Do you have any idea what a Park Ranger does at all? How can you become a Park Ranger? Come listen to an explanation of our job duties and assignments and get some hints on what it takes to become a NC State Park Ranger.

Animals at Falls Lake

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sun, 12/31/2017 - 3:00pm

Have you ever been on a hike and expected to see an animal, but did not? Come learn what animals live around the Falls Lake Area. Learn what signs to look for to let you know an animal has been around. You may not see an animal on your hike, but after this program you will know they have been about.