Corps of Engineers invites public to Falls Lake Festival April 10

Published March 11, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. – The third annual Falls Lake Festival, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 10, celebrates nature and conservation, and the many opportunities Falls Lake and the Upper Neuse River offer North Carolinians.

 The festival is a joint effort of the federal, local and state agencies that manage Falls Lake, and includes nonprofit groups and local community vendors.  The festival’s focus is to promote safe outdoor recreation, conservation of lands and waters, fitness and fun in the Upper Neuse River Basin. 

 Because parking is extremely limited at Falls Dam, shuttles will run between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Shuttles will pick up and drop off passengers at the tailrace fishing area, the Neuse River canoe launch, and along the road leading to the Falls Dam.

 Activities include:

  • Seamoor the Corps of Engineers safety serpent, on hand to make water safety interesting for the little ones. 
  • Conservation carnival with free games and prizes.
  • Factory representatives for a number of canoe and kayak makers, with more than 25 models to take for a test paddle.   
  • The Falls Lake Fire Department truck and rescue boat on display.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary with boating and marine safety programs and a display of safety equipment.
  • The N.C. Dept of Parks and Recreation with information about Falls Lake’s many recreational opportunities, with kids’ activities.
  • Free activities and fun for all ages! Kids get their own pine tree to take home!

 Falls Lake Festival at the Falls Lake Dam

11405 Falls of Neuse Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10

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