Great campground close to Research Triangle Park and all Raleigh has to offer. Nice lake with plenty of water sports opportunity. Bathhouses could be cleaner, but I let my standards slide knowing its a State Park facility. Nice family campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really liked this campground with just a couple complaints. Positives were the nice sites with a good deal of privacy. Most were pretty large and flat. Reserve online and you will be able to get very accurate details about the site that will help you make your choice. The 2 beaches were small but were nice sandy beaches. Also had grassy area great for a game of frisbee! Picnic tables near beach in shady areas. You can also swim or put in boats, floats, etc., at many places around the grounds, including your own site if you select a lake site. Bathrooms were the negative part. Small showers with only one curtain so if you are a private person, you won't like that at all. Water is solar heated so showers at night are not so pleasant. Toilet paper runs out on weekends and bathrooms were pretty dirty by late in the day as well. Overall nice. Will go again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great campground. Nice level sites. Clean bathhouses. If you go during the week there is a great deal of airplane noise - this campground is right under a frequently used flight path - I would say an airplane would fly over low and loud about every 20 minutes. Less air traffic on the weekend. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very friendly staff, we asked if we could park outside the gate and walk in for late night return (evening out with friends) and they said sure, suggested we park just inside gates and get friends to pick us up. Made sure we knew emergency number if needed. Gates lock at 9 pm in summer, unlock at 8 am. Pretty campground with large, private, shaded sites. Sites are fairly level side to side, most are quite long but on some slope front to back limits usable area. Verizon internet is 4G and steady. Shower water heated by passive solar, one temp fits all pushbutton showers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this to be a very pretty campground. The sites are large and surrounded by forest. We had a site that had a trail through the woods to the lake. About 75 feet away. We could see the lake through the trees. All the roads are paved. The site had power and water. It was level with a table, lantern hook, and fire pit. Our son loved the sandy beach and swimming area. They have loaner life jackets at the beach. There is also a boat ramp and playground. Nice campground. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is another great NC State Parks that we regularly camp at. We camped here in a tent while my brother and his family camped in the next site to us in their travel trailer. We had a great time. We stayed in sites in Loop 2 next to the swim beach. That was very nice to walk down to the swim beach and it actually has sand on the bottom lake. A very nice touch! We'll be going back very soon since we really like this campground. We camped here in a Tent.
I thought this State Park was very clean and probably one of the nicest parks that we have stayed in. We had site 71 which had a beautiful view of the lake, was very private with large shade trees for screening between neighbors and right next to the swimming beach. The beach was clean with nice white sand. We did have a hard time finding the campground, we had to go to the park office to get directions. I didn't use the restrooms or take a peek at them so I can't say how they were. I do know this was a great State Park: we really liked it and want to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The showers are dirty & out dated; no hot water in ladies showers. Electrical hook up has low voltage not 35 amps. Campsites were dirty with trees and tree limbs was hanging over in camp sites. The beach area was nice and dump station was clean. We will not ever go back!!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a state park, it's certainly fine. Nice, quiet, heavily wooded sites and the park rangers are quite friendly. We've stayed here multiple times since it's so close to home. For Raleigh area residents, it's a nice, quiet getaway. The bathhouses are getting better but again, it's just a state park. Don't over expect. Unfortunately, Falls Lake has problems with water quality for swimming; especially during the early summer months. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for three days and loved it. Just wish it had sewer hookups and it would be off the hook!! Loved being able to tie up the bass boat behind the camp site and fish whenever i want to. Kids loved it and we are going back the week of July 17th. I love this campground!!! All the roads are paved and easy to get around! would recommend this to anyone! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Holly Point is a wonderful, quiet, campground. We camped there Memorial Day weekend, and it was quiet at all times, even though the campground was full. The sites are large, and most are heavily wooded. There are water/electric sites, and then those without. Several sites are close to the lake with a small footpath to get to the water. The showers and bathroom areas were kept clean throughout the holiday weekend. We found it to be a wonderful, quiet, campground. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We had a double lot, $20x2 = $40 a night. We only went for weekend so bathrooms were tolerable. Bath houses did not have soap nor lighting during day and could have been cleaner. We will return to campsite again. We had campsite that had short footpath (15 feet) to lake which was great. We camped here in a Tent.
Heavily wooded, quiet and private. Most sites are on relatively small loops, so there is little traffic on the interior roads. Distance to bathhouses may be a problem, if you are not fully self-contained, or for extended stays since there are no sewer connections. Even though the campground was nearly at capacity, our stay was very peaceful. Boat launch and beach are extras that make this a winner at $20! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is beautiful and a very nice place to stay. The rest of this review is for the benefit of forewarning. If you want to stay here, you should first call the park office to get driving directions to the campground. The office and the campground are far apart. The road to the campground is narrow (no shoulder) so big-rig drivers be careful. The showers have hot water but don't expect anything more than very modestly luck-warm. I found in the first site we tried that my tester said the electricity had a grounding problem, so we moved to another site. When I thought I'd be helpful and tell maintenance, I was rebuffed with "Well all the sites are wired the same and no one has ever had a problem." Finally, the gate closes at 8:00 PM. We hadn't noticed the signs (our fault) until we pulled in at 8:45. Luckily, a park worker was sitting in his truck on the other side of the gate. I thought he would let us in. Instead, he drove away! We had to leave our truck outside the gate and walk almost a mile to our site. But a beautiful and (during the work week) very quiet campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed in a popup. Beautiful campground on Falls Lake. We were amazed at how far apart the sites were! Our next site neighbors were about 75' away, and barely visible through the trees. Great privacy. We intentionally chose a site away from the lake, so there weren't many neighbors, and it was very quiet. Easy access, level sites. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stopped here for one night on the way to and from our destination. This is a beautiful campground, with long, level campsites, and plenty of privacy between sites. The lake was a short walk, and had a swimming beach: very pretty! We will definitely return if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped here several times this season (2005). We did not find the rangers searching through the garbage cans like I have read in some of the previous post. It is a nice campground with large shaded and private sites. A lot of them have water and electric. They have a dump station. The bathhouses could use some updating in the loop we stayed in. We only used the showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice and large sites. Bring along your dry dock tote. No sewer hook ups. Have a dumpstation. Overall a very nice place. Fishing was great even from the dock. Level sites and about 85% shaded all day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice Place could not see the lake because of the trees.Over all really nice place just
spent 1 night so we didnt get to check it out real good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Very, very nice. Biggest site we have had, and absolutely not crowded. Short walk to
beach on lake. Lots of privacy. Only 15 minutes from Raleigh. Very clean. Just a great place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've always been big fans of the NC State Parks system, and we will continue to use them. It's unfortunate that budget cuts are really noticeable. The cleanliness of the bathhouses is the lowest I've ever seen at this park. I would have had to have been very desperate to use the showers. Some of the sites no longer have gravel covering them as weeds have taken over. That said, the sites are very generous in size and private. We had a great time, and we will camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice place to stay. Nestled in the woods, just a short walk down to the lake. We got fooled by our GPS when approaching, luckily my wife glanced a sign reading "Rolling View". Following for about 10 miles we finally found the entrance to the park. Nobody in the rangers office. However, the campground's map showed our reserved site. It turned out to be a bit narrow but nicely arranged staircase to a private picnic area. Very quiet and if there would have been other campers, we still would have had a lot of privacy since the sites are well apart from each other with trees and shrubs in between. There is no Wi-Fi or cable here and no chance to catch any signals under the tree canopies. Definitely worth coming back and staying again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great place to "get away from it all". Very secluded, private sites amidst tall trees and thick foliage. Very spacious and level sites, all well maintained. Wide roads for easy maneuverability. Nice beach areas with swing sets. Not the most friendly or helpful staff at the entrance. They failed to give us a campground map, then handed us one sullenly (no apology) when we returned to get it. Note that what appear to be "waterfront" sites may not have a view due to thick trees between the site and the water. No Wi-Fi or cable, which is either a detriment or a good opportunity to truly "disconnect" from the modern world! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and have stayed in many state parks and this is the ONLY one we've ever encountered where the gates are LOCKED at 6PM or 8PM..depending in the time of year. When we questioned the reasons for this bizzare rule, we told told it was for "security" purposes! This is a huge lake and the camping area is easily accessible by boat. Campers wanting to be outside the park after the curfew hours, either drive to the gate and leave their vehicle unattended, ripe for theives... or arrange to be picked up and WALK in the dark back to their campsite, which for senior citizens is a hazardous 1/2 mile or more hike. We know of many campers who are avoiding this park because of these rules..causing lost revenue for the state. We will not be coming back unless the rules are changed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
4201 Baptist Road, Durham NC 27703; 10 miles north of Raleigh and 12 miles east of Durham. Part of 38,000 acre Falls Lake State Recreation Area located around Falls Lake Reservoir. Reservations http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/fala/reserve.php Fire ant warning at entry; we walked loop B, saw no fire ants. If fire ants are present, wear shoes and socks. This is our idea of a perfect campground. Basic amenities include water, 30 amp power, our favorite steel fire ring, picnic table, rest rooms/showers, playground. No golf course, swimming pool, games, “resort activities”, leaf blowers, street or highway noise. Dogs don’t bark much because the sites are not jammed together; the only sounds are wind through the pines and bird songs. Large, widely spaced sites; some shaded and some in the open. A few pull throughs. Easy parking at all sites in loop B; no obstructing trees, rocks, or posts. Recycling at bathrooms; aluminum, glass, plastic. Good TV and Verizon signals. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful campground. Rolling hills, forested campsites, and nice walking trails through the woods. It had been raining quite a bit so several sights were extremely wet and unusable. Carefully check the description of the lots before you book in a travel trailer. Some have a considerable slope which will make leveling difficult. The gates are locked at 6:00 p.m., so make sure you are back or prepare for a hike. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We found Rollingview Campground on the Falls Lake State Park web site to be open conveniently for our Thanksgiving week stay in the Raleigh area. The sites were very large and accommodating. Each with it's own picnic table, and campfire ring. One problem is that they close the front gates at 6pm, so you either get in by 6pm or park and walk to your site. What was even more surprising is when someone came knocking on our door in the middle of the night to ask how to operate the front gate. Obviously he was unaware of the 6pm curfew. We were a little disappointed there were no sewer hookups at the sites, but we learned quickly how to utilize the park's dump station. The lake itself was very pretty, unfortunately extremely low water level due to the the nations draught. The scenic ride around campground gave us quite a bit of joy, to see the fall foliage. We were blessed with gorgeous weather. We did notice that the temperature at Rollinview was a bit colder than in Wake Forest (about 10 degrees). Route 98 from Wake Forest to Rollingview is also a beautiful, scenic drive approximately 25 mins/15.7 miles to the Baptist Rd. turn. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We did not stay here, but I drove through scouting it out as a possible camping spot for my family, as we live fairly local. The sites are spacious, with more than half the sites offering W/E hookups. I walked through one bath house, and it was very clean with clean, hot showers. Several sites have a lake view, and a few have their own little path down to the lake. I saw park rangers patrolling the campground, so that is a plus. There is a boat ramp and a swim area, so water activities are plentiful. We will be staying there later this year. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
$20 is regular price but we had a senior discount. Rolling View has a number of sites where you can use your satellite dish. Holly Point does not. All sites are very rustic. Security was excellent. We saw the ranger about 10 times a day. The ranger carried a 9mm pistol which we welcomed. We also saw the Sheriff on occasion. We felt very safe even though the sites are remote. Restrooms were not very clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Visited park in 40' motorhome. Roads are paved and sites are wide and gravel. There was some mud on sides of roads as it had rained. Larger rigs will have difficulty backing into many sites without leaving roadway. Electric service was 30 amp and water at site. Dump station available. Some sites have lake view, but most don't. Restrooms modern & clean. In winter the front gate was locked at 6pm, which necessitated a 20 minute walk in a cold and dark park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a wonderful campground! We were in the area visiting colleges during spring break and used the campground as a base. The park rangers we spoke to were nice and friendly. One morning they came around to make us aware of a severe storm warning for the area. It was a bit of hike to Raleigh and Durham, but we knew that prior to making reservations. The campground did appear to be under the flight path for Raleigh as we noticed / heard a number of planes on approach. We didn't swim in the lake as it was too cold. The sites were huge. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place close to triangle. Wooded campsites close to lake. Lots of privacy. Easy walk to swimming area, fishing pier. Bathhouses very clean. No frills. Great outdoors kind of place. Staff very helpful. Overall, very well maintained. Will be back for close to home camping. Yes, they search the trash cans, but that helps to keep the place safe and eliminates the partying. Thanks to the staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice state park. Large sites with privacy. Some sites with lake view. Hiking trails, swimming, and boat launching. Falls lake is a very large lake. Staff was very friendly and helpful. In NC state parks they lock the gates at night. Has sewer dump. Will go back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We camped on a July weekend and the campground was practically empty. The lake is down over 5' so there was no swimming and very little boating. We had a great site with a view of the lake and lots of privacy. Most all of the sites are very spreadout with lots of shade. Clean restrooms and very well kept up. Did not like the gates locking from 9:00 pm until 8:00 am the next morning. Means you may have to walk in to your site if
you miss closing time. Will visit again. We camped here in a camper.
[ 6 / 10 ]
A nice state park right on a lake at a great price-point but the motor boats get rather noisy very early in
the morning. Also... we found the campground Nazis over-patrolling the park and even digging through garbage cans looking for evidence of alcohol (which is not permitted in state parks). We camped here in a camper.