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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

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

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General Park Hours
7am to 9pm

Picnic Areas
8am to 7:30pm

Visitor Center
Monday - Sunday
9am to 5pm