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Wake Forest, North Carolina

Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground

Wake Forest, North Carolina



Wake Forest, North Carolina
Phone: (919) 676-1027

Sites: 117
Recent Rate: $45 7/2016

Latitude: 36.004118009783
Longitude: -78.727598190308

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

State park, sites are spaced away from other sites. Most sites are difficult to back into and not very level. No alcohol allowed. No sewer hook-up. Peaceful, not many campers probably because it was 90+ each day. The lake is huge, you need a motorized boat to take advantage of it. Park has a marina and offers canoe, kayak and SUP rental but nothing motorized. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B- 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 54

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

$18 per night was for a packed sand pull-though site with 30-amp electric and water. Our site, #B002 in the Rolling View campground, was shaded by large trees. The site had a composite picnic table and fire ring. The campground was built when large RVs were not being made and everyone camped in pop-ups or tents. No matter which way you enter the site, the approach is steep. If the picnic table was repositioned, you might be able to position a large RV on the spacious area so that it would be level. It was pleasantly quiet during our stay even over the weekend when many families arrived. The road through the campground is asphalt and wide. The park access was unmanned when we arrived but a park ranger came around later to check us in and advise of their policies, which include no alcohol. Our site was by a stream that really rushed after the several thunderstorms we had. There are many activities available, which you can find listed on their website. The campground is centrally between Durham and Raleigh where any amenity is available. AT&T and Verizon cell signals were low but usable. We received 21 digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B002 Rolling View
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Two weeks before we arrived, this park had problems with the electricity on our site. Someone replaced the receptacle. They connected the hot wire to the ground plug. I was lucky I had a surge guard that showed problems. I never connected my RV to power until the park maintenance fixed the problem. He first thought the neutral and hot were reversed and switched those sides. I retested and found the problem. There is no telling if anyone before me damaged their RV. The lots are spacious and shady. Site surface was asphalt and features a fire ring and picnic table. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
loop A
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Many sights to see nearby: Duke, UNC.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was full during our stay due to the NC State Fair. This was a first for us. The park is now open 24 hours which is a little confusing, but the main gate is no longer locked at dark but the campground gates are. We didn't venture out after dark but were told we could. The park is nice, clean, and quiet. But, it is 8 miles from Highway 98 at Neal Middle School on Baptist Rd with little markings. I am told due to restructuring of park operations, Rollingview may be the only park open in non-summer months for that district. Regardless, Rollingview is a good park to stay in. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

If you need groceries, ice, drinks, or gas then stop at the Food Lion about 2 miles from Baptist Rd on Hwy 98. Otherwise, it is 20 miles round trip to get these things the park if you don't. Foodlion is the closest. Rollingview to Raleigh is about 20-30 minutes.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The signage and directions are very unclear and make it hard to find this forested campground. It is very peaceful and almost empty this time of year. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 233
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

$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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with large private sites. Not much to do but relax and enjoy the outdoors which is a nice change of pace sometimes. We camped at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Falls Lake SRA / Rolling View Campground in a Motorhome.

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