Falls Lake State Recreation Area, Wake Forest

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TripAdvisor
  • Love to venture out to the Falls lake area. To me the falls lake area is not just confined to the lake/park. It extends down the Neuse river and the trails throughout. Lots of hiking/biking trails, ca...  more »
  • We camped here in the fall of 2016 at the catfish cove group site. We had 6 different families(kids ages 5-15) and had a blast. This site had water access for our paddleboards but we did have to carry...  more »
  • A little out of the way, nice place to stop for a picnic or a walk. Wish we'd had more time to explore the trails. 
Google
  • Great area with decent facilities. Camped at Overlook, lots of gravel and picnic tables. Had one very large grill and one smaller one. Came with a large fire pit (bring your own wood) with a grill that can be set over it. The grill for the pit and the smaller grill were both rusty however. The are was very well graveled, struggled though to find good flat places just outside the gravel to set tents. Very thankful for the bathrooms, no mirrors though.
  • Beautiful lake with plenty of space to fish, go boating, jet skiing, etc. Some nice picnic areas open to anyone and the forest is clear so it's easy to traverse through. Hiking trails are nice, but there's not many of them. Plus, theres a bunch of great cedars. The recreation area has a nice pier to walk to as well.
  • Great views. Always clean. Family friendly
  • I mountain biked the inner and west loop and had a blast. Definitely looking forward to coming back and tackling the south loop. I also spent a few hours enjoying the scenery by the water. Would absolutely recommend visiting the park!
  • Great facilities! Very impressed with the picnic shelters! The swimming area is kept clean.