Shinleaf Recreation Area

Falls Lake

The Shinleaf Area is a beautiful area of the park with primitive campsites, group campsites, and hiking trails.  There is a canoe launching area within the park.  This park has a small section of the Mountains-to-Sea-Trail.

Please keep in mind these campsites are hike-in campsites only.  You will find beautiful views of the lake here and plenty of privacy.  But it is a bit of work to camp here.  The campsites and campgrounds are intended for hikers.  This is not a typical family campground that you would find in most state parks.

But if you enjoy nature and exploring, these campsites are top notch.  Most campsites have a fire pit with grill and picnic tables.

Amenities of the Shinleaf Area include:

  • Hiking trails
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Primitive campsites
  • Group campsites
  • Canoe launch point

Located at:

13708 New Light Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587
GPS: 35.9938, -78.6596
falls.lake@ncparks.gov    (919) 676-1027

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