Falls Lake

State Recreation Area - North Carolina

Falls Lake State Recreation Area is located in Durham and Wake Counties, North Carolina. Near Wake Forest, North Carolina, it covers 5,035 acres (20.38 km2) along the shores of 12,410-acre (50.2 km2) Falls Lake. Prior to 1978, flooding of the Neuse River caused extensive damage to public and private properties including roadways, railroads, industrial sites and farmlands. The Falls Lake Project was developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers to control damaging floods. Construction of the dam began in 1978 and was completed in 1981. In addition to recreation opportunities, Falls Lake now provides flood and water-quality control, water supply, and fish and wildlife conservation.

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Visitor Map of Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Falls Lake - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

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Map of Highway 50 day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Falls Lake - Highway 50 access

Map of Highway 50 day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Beaverdam Lake day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Falls Lake - Beaverdam Lake

Map of Beaverdam Lake day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Holly Point campground at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Falls Lake - Holly Point

Map of Holly Point campground at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Rolling View campground and day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Falls Lake - Rolling View

Map of Rolling View campground and day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Sandling Beach day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Falls Lake - Sandling Beach

Map of Sandling Beach day use area at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Shinleaf campground at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Falls Lake - Shinleaf

Map of Shinleaf campground at Falls Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Falls Lake SRA https://www.ncparks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falls_Lake_State_Recreation_Area Falls Lake State Recreation Area is located in Durham and Wake Counties, North Carolina. Near Wake Forest, North Carolina, it covers 5,035 acres (20.38 km2) along the shores of 12,410-acre (50.2 km2) Falls Lake. Prior to 1978, flooding of the Neuse River caused extensive damage to public and private properties including roadways, railroads, industrial sites and farmlands. The Falls Lake Project was developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers to control damaging floods. Construction of the dam began in 1978 and was completed in 1981. In addition to recreation opportunities, Falls Lake now provides flood and water-quality control, water supply, and fish and wildlife conservation.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area HIGHWAY 50 DAY USE AREA 13900 Creedmoor Rd. Wake forest, NC 27587 GPS: 36.0117, -76.6888 falls.lake@ncparks.gov 919-676-1027 To Creedmoor 50 50 15 er av il Tra e dW Ol Eno River Boat Ramp Bo yc 17 d eR ee Ch k Rd 3 Hickory Hill Boat Ramp 50 12 Here f Rd ord B d dR 11 8 G h o s to n Rd wo o 13 k Rd 98 ur 3 50 98 yc utt h urc h d HIGHWAY 50 FACILITIES AVAILABLE gas motors prohibited Boat Ramp Park Office Hiking Trail Mountains-to-Sea Trail Beaverdam Lake Boat Ramp Camping - Group Available at site Camping - Tent Camping - RV Community Bldg Dump Station Fishing Hot Showers Marina Parking Picnic Picnic Shelters Restrooms Swimming Water/Electric Hookup For Campers Only eR d LEGEND Accessible Picnic Area Marina 11 Restroom Mile Marker Dam Parking Falls Lake Park Boundary Information Park Gate To Raleigh id g R nR ve Ra Bap tis t Rd w Falls Lake Dam fC ea um Track Rd ss ne Mi ut h Rd vie 1 Rd Ho s Rd Blue Jay Point So Forks Rd Six Rd Rd on li ng ist pt Ba Rd Bay l Patters l Rd S t a apel Ch gs 98 Old Rd To D 4 1" 1.5 MILES st ke Fore To Wa 98 Barton’s Creek Boat Ramp rth 0 2 ’s er tch Fle in d d tR en 6 4 Sp r ral ne sR 5 ha m Chee Bud M or 7 9 14 No Falls of the Neus e Red 10 Rd ri d 15 EXIT 183 85 Beaverdam Lake/Dam *enlarged rn Pu Stoney Hill Rd ill R 2 ell Ledge Rock Boat Ramp New L i g h t Rd dm Re 16 Po 1 Road U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office Wake County Park — Blue Jay Point 4 Wildlife Boat Ramps — open 24 hours 02/17
14600 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 GPS: 36.0117, -78.6888 falls.lake@ncparks.gov 919-676-1027 Mountain bike trailhead BEAVERDAM LAKE To 50 25 26 27 28 29 23 24 Accessible 21 Biking 22 Boat Ramp Entrance Station Fishing Pier Hiking Trail Information Park Boundary 20 Parking Picnic Area Picnic Shelter Playground Restrooms North Roads Swimming Area 0 500 1000 Feet 08/18
14424 New Light Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587 GPS: 36.0101, -78.6576 falls.lake@ncparks.gov 919-676-1027 15 17 18 14 12 16 20 11 19 10 Accessible 9 1 Amphitheater 2 New Light Rd Bathhouse Boat Ramp 1 Campsites 1 Campsites w/ Electric & Water 1 Duplex Campsite 7 8 21 3 6 5 4 22 23 24 26 25 30 27 1 Duplex Campsite w/ Electric & Water 32 28 43 42 34 Entrance Station 31 Hiking Trail 46 45 Information 76 75 47 52 50 Park Office 54 53 Parking 55 58 Restrooms 67 66 65 59 Roads 64 60 Swimming Area 61 83 84 60-64, 117, 120, 124, 128, 131 90 93 88 80 79 156 77 91 157 109 145 134 140 132 130 116 149 147 142 127 128 126 117 118 148 129 131 115 150 143 141 104 114 151 144 102 103 159 152 139 133 113 161 146 135 112 108 138 162 137 111 96 107 160 136 95 106 153 158 89 110 98 154 155 78 94 97 62 81 87 92 63 82 85 86 105 68 57 Playground 101 70 69 56 Picnic Area 99 71 72 51 49 Park Gate 73 74 48 Park Boundary 100 37 36 35 44 29 Dump Station 39 38 40 123 124 120 119 121 122 North 0 500 1000 Feet 01/18
Falls Lake State Recreation Area ROLLING VIEW Accessible Amphitheater Campground and Day-Use Area Bathhouse 4201 Baptist Road, Durham, NC 27703 GPS: 36.04206, -79.69832 falls.lake@ncparks.gov 919-676-1027 Boat Ramps 1 Campsite 1 Campsite with Water and Electric 1 Duplex Campsite with Water and Electric 1 Group Campsite C Community Building 11 Dump Station Entrance Station Fishing Pier Hiking Trail C Segment of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail within Falls Lake State Recreation Area Information Park Boundary Parking Park Gates Picnic Area Picnic Shelter Playground Restrooms 4 3 Roads Swimming Area 2 1 12 North 13 0 14 25 18 22 24 23 17 16 12 10 3 ins-to-S ea State 8 14 12 13 11 31 30 28 10 22 24 29 27 23 25 4 5 1 il 9 6 16 15 6 7 Falls Lake Tra 21 20 8 9 Mounta 19 14 13 17 18 15 11 1000 Feet 20 21 28 27 26 19 15 500 5 2 4 48 3 47 2 50 49 51 53 32 26 34 52 54 33 35 1 Trail 18 19 37 36 44 17 38 41 42 15 14 16 40 46 11 9 8 20 7 21 22 43 45 13 12 10 24 23 25 27 26 28 6 4 2 29 33 34 5 3 1 30 31 32 35 Falls Lake Rd To Falls Lake Trail Parking To Marina Falls Lake Trail Mountains-to-Sea State Trail 01/19
Entrance Station Hiking Trail Information 14601 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 GPS: 36.0424, -78.6983 falls.lake@ncparks.gov (919) 676-1027 Park Boundary Parking Picnic Area Picnic Shelter Playground Restrooms 7 Roads Showers Swimming Area 6 To 50 5 4 d Nat lan Wood 3 rail ure T 2 1 North 0 500 1000 Feet 12/18
13708 New Light Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 GPS: 35.9938, -78.6596 falls.lake@ncparks.gov (919) 676-1027 Amphitheater Bathhouse Canoe Access Campsites 1 Group Campsites Hiking Trail Segment of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail within Falls Lake State Recreation Area Information Park Boundary Parking Park Gate Restrooms Roads 47 46 45 44 38 37 36 39 43 42 41 40 30 32 28 27 6 22 4 Lak 2 24 19 3 Fal ls 33 26 29 5 34 35 31 1 25 17 16 15 23 12 21 11 20 7 18 8 eT rai l 9 14 13 10 s Fall Catfish Cove Two Oaks Overlook Loblolly ail e Tr Lak New Shortleaf Pine Shoreline -Se -to ns Rd tai un Mo Light Bootleg Point l rai eT tat aS Osprey Nest North 0 0.25 Blue Heron 0.5 Mile 04/18
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