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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

Events and Programs

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.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Gorges, join us for a 2nd year to view Art in the Park, there will be up to 9 different artists showing off thier Art Work. Some may even be close to your hometown. Location will be at the Gorges Visitor Center. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:45am to Sun, 05/19/2019 - 4:45pm
Start Location:
Gorges Visitor Center

Join us at Gorges State Park to learn more about the mammals that live inside the park, or even some that may live in your own backyard! between the biggest mammals like a Black bear to smaller creatures like rabbits. We will be meeting inside the Visitor Center in the classroom. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join Ranger Coburn, to learn about how we go mountains, and why they are still here. Also talk about how geology plays a role in other features like ecology and of course why this area has so many waterfalls. We will start in the visitor center then walk outside to view the escarpment. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/25/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come out and join our park Naturalist on a trail preservation project to help keep Gorges looking Gorgeous. Be prepared for slight hiking so bring appropriate shoes and bring water.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:15am to 12:15pm
Start Location:
Rainbow Falls Trailhead

Sponsored by Friends Of Gorges, join us at Gorges State Park to enjoy the start of Fall. Viewing of the changing of leaves as they go from green to those brilliant reds, yellows and oranges.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Gorges Visitor Center

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

828-966-9099
gorges@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.096000, -82.951000

 

General Park Hours
7am to 9pm

Picnic Areas
8am to 7:30pm

Visitor Center
Monday - Sunday
9am to 5pm