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Auger Hole Trail Limited Access   

The Auger Hole Trail is closed prior to the Toxaway River Ford due to a landslide. Hikers are advised to use caution and avoid this area!

 Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:21pm
Applications Now Being Accepted   

Interested in working at North Carolina's Crown Jewel?  Applications for seasonal positions are now being accepted.  Positions include Office Assistants, Park Attendants and General Utility Workers.  For more information please contact the Park Office at 828.966.9099.

 Posted on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:05pm
Park Status   

Gorges State Park is open!  The Visitor Center is open daily from 8am to 5pm.  Park trails are open, hikers should dress and plan accordingly  for changing weather conditions.  For more information contact the Park Visitor Center at (828) 966-9099. 

 Posted on: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 11:41am

Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park is set in the midst of plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and a high concentration of rare species, and exploration of this unique environment often begins at the expansive visitor center with its museum-quality exhibits, augmented by picnic grounds and shelters. Backcountry-style recreation is a hallmark of Gorges with distance hiking, backpack camping, trout fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding welcome in various parts of the rugged interior. The 7,500-acre park incorporates a portion the long-distance Foothills Trail and touches Lake Jocassee at the South Carolina border. Trails and campsites continue to be developed at this relatively new state park.

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Contact:

Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
SapphireNC 28774
Phone828-966-9099
gorges@ncparks.gov
Caution: GPS directions in this area of the state are not reliable.
Latitude: 35.097000
Longitude: -82.952200

Park Hours:

7am to Midnight

Picnic and Day Use Areas
8am to Dusk

Visitor Center
8am to 5pm, with extended hours during the summer