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Falls Lake Dam, Raleigh

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Falls Lake Dam, Raleigh, North Carolina NC

Description

Falls Lake is a pretty spot, where you can fish from a dock, hike the trails with views through the trees of the blue water, or sit on a picnic blanket on the lawn at the shore. Another fun thing to do is watch the powerful water come pouring out of the dam. The roaring water makes slightly stinky airborne drops so this isn't my favorite place, but ok to see one time.
Choose the Falls Park Dam Parking lot to see the rushing water. There are also some parking spaces on Falls Management Center Rd.
After, check out Forest Ridge Playground, a nine minute drive north. 
Or, have a treat at upscale Market at Colonnade Shopping Plaza, a twelve minute drive south.

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The pretty road that leads to the dam.
The pretty road that leads to the dam.
See the big grassy area which is the dam.
See the big grassy area which is the dam.
Preparing to fish.
Preparing to fish.
Standing in the wild water fishing.
Standing in the wild water fishing.
The wild water coming out of the dam.
The wild water coming out of the dam.
Standing deep in the wild water, fishing.
Standing deep in the wild water, fishing.
The roaring water.
The roaring water.
The path to the other side, where the lake is calm.
The path to the other side, where the lake is calm.
Playground at the top of the dam.
Playground at the top of the dam.
The dock on the calm lake.
The dock on the calm lake.
Little hiking trails along the water's edge.
Little hiking trails along the water's edge.
Dock on the lake.
Dock on the lake.
Trees on the lake's edge.
Trees on the lake's edge.
Heron sitting on a buoy.
Heron sitting on a buoy.
The path to the dock.
The path to the dock.

Directions

The Falls Dam Parking Lot is located on Pleasant Union Church Rd, Raleigh. You can also park in a few spots on Falls Management Center Road.

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Last Updated: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:23:06 GMT