Falls Lake State Park - Swim near Wake Forest, North Carolina
Wake Forest,North Carolina
36.0117, -78.688
10.2 miles W of Wake Forest, North Carolina
GPS: 36°0'42.1"N 78°41'16.8"W
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State: North Carolina


Falls Lake State Recreation Area has 4 sandy swimming beaches: Sandling Beach, Rolling View Beach and Beaverdam Beach, which also have nearby restrooms and changing facilities. The 4th place, Holly Point, offers swimming for campers only. WEB SITE.Courtesy of swimmingholes.org

Fees: Yes

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Wake Forest, North Carolina

  1. Head south on Front St toward E Roosevelt Ave (157 ft)
  2. Continue onto South Ave (0.1 mi)
  3. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on South Ave (0.2 mi)
  4. Continue onto NC-98 W/Durham Rd (2.6 mi)
  5. Turn right to stay on NC-98 W/Durham Rd (7.4 mi)
  6. Take the NC-50 N exit toward Creedmoor (0.2 mi)
  7. Turn right onto NC-50 N/Creedmoor Rd (1.6 mi)
  8. Turn right
    Destination will be on the right
    (236 ft)
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