Falls Lake State Recreation Area, 13304 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information. 919-676-1027.
Here’s some of what’s coming up.
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Start location: Beaverdam Shelter 23
With thanksgiving around the corner, come meet a park ranger at Shelter 23 in Beaverdam for thanksgiving related crafts and activities. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the program. Please contact the park office at (919)676-1027 for any questions.
Fun With Compasses
Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Start location: Beaverdam Shelter 28
An excellent beginners course for learning to use your map and compass, an essential skill for any outdoors enthusiast. Come and master the basics of navigation at Falls Lake.
A Long Winters Nap
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Start location: Rolling View Shelter 13
You’re walking through the woods, you hear leaves crumpling. You look to your right, there’s a White-Tailed Deer. You look to your left, and there’s a squirrel. Suddenly it dawns on you! The sounds of summer are gone. Where are the frogs? You usually see an Eastern Box Turtle on this trail, where have they gone? The sun starts to set and you look to the sky, you hear the ducks coming to land on Falls Lake, but you notice another difference between Summer and Winter. The bats have left as well. Come meet a Ranger to learn about how different animals survive throughout the winter.
Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Start location: Rolling View Shelter 15
Want to learn about white tailed deer? What do they eat? Where do they live? How fast can they run? Join a park ranger to learn the answers and make a holiday themed craft.
Prescribed Fire Hike
Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
Start location: Duck Cove Trail in Beaverdam State Recreation Area
Join a park ranger for a hike to discuss the benefits of prescribed fire and how we use it in a park setting. Be prepared to be outside, bring water and wear closed toe shoes.
First Day Hike at Falls Lake
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Start location: Beaverdam Fox Trot Trail
Reservations are required…Please call the park office at 919-676-1027 to sign up.
Start the year out right by coming out and joining a park ranger for an easy hike on the Fox Trot Trail. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes.