Beaverdam Recreation Area - Falls Lake

Map of TRACK Trail at Beaverdam Recreation Area - Falls Lake

The Beaverdam Recreation Area TRACK Trail is a 0.6 mile hike one-way (1.2 miles round-trip). Enjoy a hike through a mixed pine forest along the edge of Beaverdam Lake that leads to a wildlife observation platform overlooking Duck Cove.

Just outside of Wake Forest and Durham, Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a great way to excape urban life and enjoy lake life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas including: Beaverdam, B.W. Wells, Highway 50, Holly Point, Rolling View, Sandling Beach and Shinleaf.

On land, you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking or camping along a portion of the state's Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Fishing, boating and swimming are a few of the activities awaiting you on the water. From recreation to environmental education, check out what is available at Falls Lake.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Beaverdam Recreation Area - Falls Lake

Location Details

Recreational Features: Canoe / Kayak, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Forest of pines
Submerged trees and in the lake
Lake surrounded by pine forest
Stream cutting through the forest
Tall pines on the banks of the lake
Duck blind
Water birds perched on a pipe in the lake
A family and the Kids in Parks trailhead sign
Stream running through the forest
Trees submerged in the lake

Adventures for Beaverdam Recreation Area - Falls Lake

Birds of the Piedmont brochure
Hiking

Falls Lake Birds of the Piedmont

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.20
The Birds of the Piedmont brochure shows kids how to identify birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Nature's Relationships brochure
Hiking

Falls Lake Nature's Relationships

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.20
In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.
Bilingual Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Falls Lake Bilingual Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.20
The Animales Atletas/Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This bilingual brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail, written in both English and Spanish. Kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Bilingual Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Falls Lake Bilingual Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.20
El Juego Del Escondite En La Naturaleza/Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Written in both Spanish and English, discover new things hiding in nature with the help of this bilingual brochure.

Directions

14600 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Latitude: 36.012015700000
Longitude: -78.689056600000

Beaverdam Recreation Area is located in Falls Lake State Recreation Area. For directions, please visit http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/fala/directions.php

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Beaverdam Recreation Area TRACK Trail is made possible through a partnership between North Carolina State Parks, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.