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Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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.

Piedmont Forest Ecology Hike

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:00am

Join a ranger for a hike on the Fox Trot Trail at Beaverdam Recreation Area.  This trail leads to some wetlands after going through different stages of forest succession found in the Piedmont of NC.  Bring plenty of water and wear close-toed shoes. 
 

Dangerous Plants and Animals

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:00am

Before you venture out into the woods, learn what things you should stay away from.  Learn about the dangerous plants and animals around the Falls Lake Area and ones found in other natural areas you may visit in the future.  Come to this program and become well informed so you can have a happy hike.
 

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.