Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 280
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 169
Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas Beaverdam, B.W. Wells, Highway 50, Holly Point, Rolling View, Sandling Beach and Shinleaf.
Fishing, boating and swimming are only a few of the activities awaiting you on the water. On land, you can enjoy walking, mountain biking or camping along a portion of the state's Mountains-to-Sea Trail. From recreation to environmental education, no matter what you are looking for, you are sure to discover it at Falls Lake.
With more than 300 sites, pitch your tent or park your RV at Falls Lake. Many sites offer water and electric hookups. Showers, restrooms and dump stations are located nearby.
Holly Point offers 153 campsites, 89 with water and electric hookups. Centrally located washhouses and a comfort station are nearby. Similarly, Rollingview offers 80 campsites with water and electric hookups for RVs and 35 campsites for tents and trailers. Rolling View and Holly Point campsites include picnic tables, outdoor grills and tent pads.
Backpack camping: For people who desire a more primitive camping experience, Shinleaf offers tent camping in 47 hike-in sites and 5 group sites. Shinleaf is closed for the winter and will re-open in spring.
Group camping: Rolling View and B. W. Wells (reservations only) have special areas for camping clubs and groups. At B. W. Wells, 14 group campsites have a centrally located shower house, and each site accommodates up to 35 people. Each Rolling View site accommodates up to 30 people and offers four sites with drinking water, picnic tables and fire pits. Both campgrounds have picnic tables, benches, grills, water and a campfire ring. Showers are centrally located.
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