Falls Lake

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Falls Lake

North Carolina

(919) 846-9332

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Things To Do

Overview

This 12,500-acre lake is located within a 30-minute drive from Raleigh and Durham. Boat launching, public marina, swim beach and picnic facilities are available. Recreation facilities are operated by the North Carolina State Parks.

Map of Falls Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 36.015110, -78.689452

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Activities

  • Boating

    Both motorized and non-motorized boats are permitted. Boat launching areas are provided. For those who specifically seek fun on the water, Falls Lake provides over 12,400 acres of wet and wild opportunities.

  • Bicycling

    There are mountain bike trails at Beaverdam Recreation area. These trails may be closed when conditions are wet or muddy.

  • Camping

    You will find both tent and RV camping at Falls Lake.

  • Fishing

    There are two designated fishing areas as well, and anglers of all levels will enjoy the opportunities the lake has to offer.

  • Hiking

    Explore the area around the lake on the numerous hiking trails.

  • Hunting

    Most of the land around the lake is available for hunting in accordance with North Carolina hunting regulations.

  • Picnicking

    There are several recreation areas that offer sheltered and unsheltered picnic sites.

  • RVing

    You will find both tent and RV camping at Falls Lake.

  • Water Sports

    For those who specifically seek fun on the water, Falls Lake provides over 12,400 acres of wet and wild opportunities, including boating and swimming. There are three recreation areas that have swim beaches for day users.

Directions

Driving

From Durham, 9 mi E on NC 98.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(919) 846-9332

Road conditions

(919) 676-1027

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