Beaverdam Recreation Area, Wake Forest

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a North Carolina state park in Durham and Wake Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Near Wake Forest, North Carolina, it covers 5,035acre along the shores of 12,410acre Falls Lake.
Prior to 1978, flooding of the Neuse River caused extensive damage to public and private properties including roadways, railroads, industrial sites and farmlands. The Falls Lake Project was developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers to control damaging floods. Construction of the dam began in 1978 and was completed in 1981. In addition to recreation opportunities, Falls Lake now provides flood and water-quality control, water supply, and fish and wildlife conservation.
In 1992, the NC Division of Parks and Recreation took control of the James Mangum House as part of Beaverdam Recreation Area.
Rock Cliff Farm is owned by the Federal government, and part of a large acreage managed by the State of North Carolina as the Falls Lake State Recreation Area. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Falls Lake hiking trails on the south side are part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail which stretches from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey's Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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  • This is the best place, in my book, amongst all Falls Lake Recreational Areas. I like it because this place does not allowed motorized boats. One can swim, fish, kayak, hike and camp, etc. with...  more »
  • We love spending a day at Beaver Dam with kayaks and paddle boards, a picnic and fishing gear. We have always managed to find a nice spot to set up, and love the fact that this dam is not for use by....  more »

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