Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Falls Lake State Park (Rolling View CG), Durham, NC

Date of Stay:  Wednesday August 13 – Wednesday August 27, 2014 (14 nights)

Rate:  $25/night

Website:  Falls Lake State Park (NC)
   4201 Baptist Road (coordinates 36.0048,   78.7273)
   Durham, NC 27703

Description:  Large cg with paved roads and gravel sites, many of which are right on Falls Lake.  Loops A and B are W/E(30A) while loop C is no hook up. There is decent separation with lots of trees.  Big boat launch in the park along with a swim beach.  We were waterfront on site B17 next to D&T for her big birthday.

Activities:  The first weekend was a celebration of Tricia’s 50th birthday.  Most of her family and close friends who live in the area came in either on Friday or Saturday.  I hiked with many of them through the woods of the park.  There are several clearly marked trails here but it was hot and humid in mid August.  Several of them kayaked on the lake one day.  After the party was over, Gin and I had several quiet days to relax and enjoy watching the squirrels run amongst the trees.  We joined D&T and Kork on T’s birthday for supper at a Mexican restaurant.  We even wandered over to Kork’s (D&T’s NC homebase) a couple of times, one was an early birthday party for Dan.  Bike riding is doable in the cg but there are a few hills.

Trash and Recycle:  There are several trash cans grouped together throughout the cg.  Recycle cans (aluminum, glass and plastic) are located at the bathhouses and the dump station.

Site B17 in the middle of D&Ts two fifth wheels  Site B17 between D&Ts two fifth wheels
Site B17 between D&T’s fifth wheels
Site B17  Swim beach at Rolling View CG
Site B17                                                    Swim beach

Hiking with Bruce, Tricia, Barbra, Amanda, Brandon and Dan  Hiking with Tricia, Kathy and Amanda
Hiking in the woods
Brandon, Amanda and Tricia  Everyone wears Merrells
We all wear Merrells

Dan, Barbra, Tricia, Bruce and Kathy at the lunch table  Tricia's 50th birthday gathering
Birthday gatherings
Grilled pizzas... yum!  Nice salad too
Grilled pizza and salad… yum!

Tricia's 50th Steve, Pam, Linda, Kork, Gin, Barbra and Tricia  Opening gifts
Getting ready for the sausage dinner                        Opening gifts
On 'The Rock' Tricia, Bruce, Amanda, Kathy, Brandon and Dan  Barbra taking a picture of Linda and Tricia
Group on ‘The Rock’                               Barbara getting a pic of Linda and Tricia
Having fun!  Happy 50th Tricia!
All of us having fun                                    Happy birthday Tricia!

Tawanda's lonely during the week site B17  Syl and Gin on 'The Rock'
Tawanda’s lonely                                      Syl and Gin on ‘The Rock’


  1. Well it sure looked like a lot of fun was had by all. Love the group shot...can Tricia laugh any harder;o)) Your last photo was a great shot of the peacefulness at the rock!! Hope to see you two sometime soon!!

  2. I spy with my little eye......Woody! Great times! Thanks framily!

  3. Looks like mighty good food. Happy Birthday to Tricia. Love that shoe shot!! Hope we can catch up with you at some point.

  4. Ron and I always forget about camping at Falls Lake. Hope you both are doing well.