Falls Lake

Sandling Beach

Latitude, Longitude: 36.038134, -78.710968

Two short trails, Woodland Nature trail (.7mile, moderately easy) and Shelter Trail (1.0 miles, very easy) allow a better look at the area flora. (No bikes on trails, please.)

There are parking spaces designated for persons with disabilities. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible as are all picnic shelters and some of the individual picnic sites. The beach can be reached via a gently sloping concrete pathway which extends all the way to the water.

While there are no camping facilities, Sandling Beach has many picnic tables scattered around under the trees. All have grills. Sandling Beach also has 2 eight-table picnic shelters and 5 twelve-table shelters for larger groups. Restrooms are conveniently located. There is also a very nice, sandy beach for swimmers and a well-maintained, modern bathhouse with changing facilities.

Sandling Beach has a boat ramp. Gasoline fueled boats are permitted.

Park Hours: Nov thru Feb 8a-6p; Mar and Oct 8a-7p; Apr, May and Sep 8a-8p; Jne thru Aug 8a-9p. Office hours: 8a-5p Mon thru Fri. Park closed Christmas Day. Park gates are locked when officially closed except for emergency situations. Call the park office (919-676-1027) prior to your departure to confirm camping dates.

Rollingview Marina, a privately owned/operated full-service marina, is also located on the lake .

Directions

From I-85 exit 191 (Butner) follow NC-56 east to Creedmoor and NC-50. Turn right on NC-50 and head south toward Falls Lake. The entrance is to your right about one mile past Old Weaver Trail (just before you get to the lake itself).

From Raleigh I-440 exit 7 follow NC-50 north to the junction of NC-98. Continue another two miles (you will cross Falls Lake) and the entrance is to your left.