Falls Lake State Recreation Area, Wake Forest

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • I went during winter (but it was a warm day) and walked a bit of one trail near the visitor center. Beautiful area.  more »
  • Family Friendly, great walking trails, beautiful lake with swim beach, huge parking lot, and fun park for kids.  more »
  • 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 »
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.