US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District Website Website

Falls Lake

Visitor Assistance Center

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

11405 Falls of Neuse Road

Wake Forest, NC 


Phone: (919) 846-9332






Hunting & Fishing

Fishing - You'll catch typical warm-water spcies of fish here at Falls Lake:  bream, crappie, largemouth bass, catfish, etc.  A few things to remember about fishing:


  • You can fish anywhere you can get to the shoreline, unless there's a sign saying "No Fishing".

  • If you're over 16, you'll need a fishing license from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  Go to for more details.

  • There are several universally accessible fishing piers:  Rollingview Campground, Beaverdam Day Use Area, Falls Lake Tailrace Fishing Area (below the dam).
  • Safety First - Always wear a life jacket when in and around the water.  Most drowning victims never intended on being in the water in the first place.

Hunting - Much of the land around Falls Lake is considered Game Lands and is managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  A few things to remember about hunting:

  • Developed recreation areas like those operated by NC Division of Parks and Recreation and local municipalities do not allow hunting.

  • You must have a valid hunting license, which requires you to take a hunter safety course.

  • Click Here to see NC hunting maps, seasons, and regulations

  • Safety First - Always wear blaze orange or bright colors when in the woods during hunting season!