Camping on Falls Lake is an incredible privilege and should be something every family does at least once in their life.
Though the campground may be limited, the lake shore is not and there are many beaches to hang out on. In case of accidents, whenever entering the water for a swim or boating, err on the side of caution and take some friends and always wear your life jacket from the barrel.
You’ll pass huge oak trees that’re on the lake’s edge and pass by other beached campers. The swimming is fantastic though you need to get the kids in and out. The big ships that used to carry cargo from the city of Georgetown still adorn the water though they’re hopelessly rundown now.
Campfires on the shore and homes standing in the sky a scant few miles away across the water present a surreal contrast. Feller’s Island is really nice and there’s a bridge out to it. It’s been lived on for several generations but’s off in a cove. There are forest canopy tours that allow many hours of indescribable beauty from the air. It’s just a beautiful place and I’m sure there is much more for you to see.
Camping at Falls Lake at a campground is an incredible privilege and should be something every family does, or live in North Carolina. At a close-knit RV park, the expansive shoreline is open and safe and there are many beaches to hang out on.
In case of accidents, whenever entering the water for a swim or boating, err on the side of caution and take some friends and always wear your life jacket. Along the shoreline, pass huge oak trees that’re on the lake’s edge and by other beached campers. The campgrounds are few and far between, but the swimming is fantastic with kids getting in and out.
You will pass by old, rundown ships in the water called “The Georgetown cars” which used to carry cargo from the city of Georgetown. Many of them are now hopelessly out of commission, but the memories of what they used to be linger. Campfires on the shore and homes standing in the sky across the water present a surreal contrast.
When you arrive, there is a Feller’s Island accessible by a bridge. It is enjoyed by many for the last few generations, but is situated in the boonies, hidden in a cove. You can take a tour of the canopy that has large trees which provide one hour of indescribable beauty. For more information, search for the next 150 miles to see the rest!
Lake Falls Recreation Area in the Nutshell
The Falls Lake State Recreation Area is made up of an undeveloped, 12,000 acre shoreline. There are more than 300 campsites that all offer activities and things to do with the family. Based on the lakeside, it is ideal for water activities, like swimming, paddleboarding or kayaking. There are also inland activities like mountain biking.
What Activities are there to do at falls lake?
Wakeboarding, biking, kayaking, and more. The area is heavily forested. Fishing and birding is popular along with some skiing.
The main concentration at this lake is your typical stuff: watersports such as wake boarding, and kayaking. (Lake experts say, “The largest population of bald eagles in the United States lives in the Neuse River watershed.) Rock Lake is deep and sits in a natural bowl. Camp Jordan is here, also, as is scenic boat tours.
What is the local culture like near falls lake upon visiting?
They are welcoming and polite people. They have good manners and are open to new travelers coming in.
What are some other significant places kids and adults can enjoy in nearby areas?
Nearby places include Camp Jordan, Rock Lake, Lake Reba, and historic Latta Plantation.
And what’s great about this area is that you literally have the most beautiful places in North Carolina just a few miles away – Fayetteville is about 10 miles away, as is the North Carolina Arboretum in Greensboro.
Fall Lakes Review
For me, I would give this a 10/10 and a real gem to visit with the family. It offers an adventure with all the things you need to create beautiful memories.
You’re not too far from the cities of Raleigh and Durham, NC yet you feel like you’ve been on a real adventure.
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