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Current status of park facilities   

Trails and restrooms are open. The picnic shelters are open and available for reservations; please observe the maximum outdoor gathering limit of 50 people.

The visitor center is open, but the exhibit area, classroom, and auditorium remain closed. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

All campsites are open. Raymond Fisher campsites can be reserved online or campers can bring exact change ($15 per night per site) and register in-person at the trailhead. Other backcountry campsites are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of September 11, 2020, we are following the new guidelines under phase 2.5.

 

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020

High Visitation on Weekends    

Gorges State Park is seeing high visitation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that requires the park to periodically have to close the park between 12-3 every day due to being at visitor capacity. Please plan accordingly.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Gorges State Park


Contact the park
 

828-966-9099

gorges@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Visitor center

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

GPS: 35.0960, -82.9510

 

Frozen Creek access

Frozen Creek Road
Brevard, NC 28712

GPS: 35.1086, -82.8837
 

Hours
 

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  • 7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • 8:00am to 6:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Educational programs

Gorges State Park opened its 7,100 square-foot Visitor Center in 2012. The Center was designed and built to national green building standards. Additionally two large picnic shelters with restrooms, and a maintenance facilities were completed. The Visitor Center is home to the park offices, large exhibit hall, a 75-person auditorium, 40-person classroom, and large covered wrap around decks offering outstanding southern views of the escarpment and park. The center received "GOLD" status by the national Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. 

Check the Events calendar for more information.