Falls Lake - Dam Area Trip
Put In - Located left of the dam spillway, down by the picnic area. A nice trail from the parking area leads down to the water Access is off of Falls of Neuse Road, parking is just before the dam overpass. Gates are only open 8am-5:30pm daily.
Distance/Time - 5.9 miles/4 hours
Difficulty - Average
Trip Directions - It was an early morning start to beat the heat. I headed left along the dam and stayed in the shade. If is a very nice trip with lots of coves and interesting wildlife. Also, found a secret hideout for some kids. They even have a real nice tree house.
Scenery - Found an eagle's nests, heron/egrets, hawk, and turtles.
Hazards - Motor boats.