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Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. 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.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

I have hiked many parts of this trail numerous times. The Possum Track and Raven Ridge are my favs. It's usually not too busy either. Except for the catfishers near the roads, who leave their trash and the boats blasting trap rap in the summer time, this place is away from it all. A great escape and lots of options for short or long hikes.

mountain biking
29 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Pleasant easy walking on this pair of mountain bike loops at Beaverdam, Falls Lake. Parked up at the mountain bike trailhead. Crossed the road to the trailhead sign and followed the track on the right side, then signs for outer loop. Towards the end of the first loop, a connector showed a sign for West loop. There were quite a few cars parked up at the trailhead but we encountered only 4 cyclists in total so it was a relaxed hike in shaded forest skirting the lakeshore early on. Based on my GPS recording, the total mileage was just shy of 5 miles.
Entrance fee warning: See https://www.ncparks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area/feesfaqsrules "The per-car fee is charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, holidays in April, May and September and on weekends".

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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