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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



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


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


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







Gorges State Park is closed until further notice due to health and safety concerns for our visitors and staff.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Scheduled events

Gorges State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.



Please join a Gorges State Park ranger, as we go into our Spring season which will bring life back into our plants, wildlife, and wildflowers. Please bring water and appropriate hiking shoes. The trail is 0.5 miles in and 0.5 miles back out. Any questions please call our office at 828-966-9099.

Date of Event:
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Start Location:
Rainbow Falls Trailhead


The Mountains are Calling!! Join us for the Statewide Star Party @ Gorges as we’ll “See the Universe” from the dark skies of Gorges State Park with an elevation of ~3400’ and nestled along the Blue Ridge Escarpment in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Hosted by the Friends of Gorges State Park, this Statewide Star Party is open to the public with entrance at no cost from 7:00pm to 10:30pm on Friday, April 24th with free parking and a variety of amenities and activities for Stargazers of all ages. In partnership with the NC Division of Parks and Recreation and the Learning Center at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), the Friends of Gorges will provide a variety of telescopes for visitor viewing throughout the evening as well a separate Stargazing area for you amateur astronomers out there to set up your own telescope(s). Aside from feeding your Stargazing appetite, we will also have food trucks and non-alcoholic beverage stations available for sale. This is a family-friendly event with numerous activities for our Junior Astronomers included at no cost. Gorges State Park boasts a Gold Level LEED Certified visitors center with educational exhibits, an auditorium, classroom, beautiful stone fireplace, and beautiful vistas, which at sunset, are something to see! Registration is required as space is limited. Go to  to find out how to register and get more details about the Friends of Gorges Statewide Star Party @ Gorges!

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center


Come and meet talented artists with artwork focused on wildlife, natural scenes, and landscapes of Western North Carolina. 

Admission is free!

Visit for more information.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am to Sun, 05/17/2020 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center