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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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Nearby State Forests

  Dupont State Recreational Forest
  Holmes Educational State Forest

Latest Park News:

What's Going on at Gorges?

Trail Volunteers Needed
No Experience Necessary *  Honor Your New Year’s Resolution  * Great Exercise  * Meet New Friends  *  Learn New Skills *  HAVE FUN!
 
Gorges State Park in partnership with Friends of Gorges is constructing a New Interactive Trail at the park Visitor Center.  This short, easy, all age friendly trail is being sponsored by the Friends of Gorges. We need YOU to make it a reality by May 1st 2018! 

Contact:

Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
SapphireNC 28774
Phone(828) 966-9099
gorges@ncparks.gov
Caution: GPS directions in this area of the state are not reliable.
Latitude: 35.096000
Longitude: -82.951000

Park Hours:

General Park Hours
7am to Midnight

Picnic Areas
8am to Dusk

Visitor Center
Monday - Friday 
9am to 4pm
Saturday - Sunday 
9am  to 5pm 

Business Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 
8am to 4pm
Saturday - Sunday 
Closed