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Chestnut Mountain Road Closure   

Chestnut Mountain Road will be closed April 22nd - 26th to allow the Wildlife Resource Commission to conduct road improvements between Turkey Pen Gap and the Horsepasture River. The road will re-open on April 27 and 28th and can potentially close again the 29th -3rd if construction is not completed the initial week.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Auger Hole Trail Closed    

The Auger Hole trail is closed to all traffic until further notice due to existing safety hazards along the trail.  For updates call the park office or check on the parks website.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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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976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

828-966-9099
gorges@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.096000, -82.951000

 

General Park Hours
7am to 9pm

Picnic Areas
8am to 7:30pm

Visitor Center
Monday - Sunday
9am to 5pm