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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.

 

Year of the Fish Children’s Activities
Wednesday Mornings
June, July, and & August
10AM – 12PM
 
Join us Wednesday mornings for our special Year of the Fish children’s activities. (Excluding July 4)

  • No reservations required!
  • All activity materials will be provided!
  • Free!
Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 29 2018 except Wed Jul 04 2018.
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Classroom

Join us on a guided hike to one of the most popular waterfalls in the state, Rainbow Falls. Learn about the area’s history, its trees and plants, and waterfall safety all while enjoying the Horsepasture River, a nationally designated wild and scenic river. 1.5 miles to waterfall, 3-mile round trip.  Please take extra precautions by bringing extra water and wearing appropriate hiking gear. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Grassy Risge Trailhead

Join us on a guided hike down to Upper Bearwallow Falls. Learn about the area’s trees, flowers and the scoop on the name “bearwallow” on this hike to one of the most accessible waterfalls in the park.  The hike will start at the Bearwallow Picnic Shelter and continue all the way to the overlook of Upper Bearwallow Falls making the hike 0.8 miles one way, 1.6 miles round trip.  This trail is rated moderate to strenuous so please be prepared by carrying extra water and dressing appropriately.

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 4:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Parking Lot

Year of the Fish Children’s Activities
Wednesday Mornings
June, July, and & August
10AM – 12PM
 
Join us Wednesday mornings for our special Year of the Fish children’s activities. (Excluding July 4)

  • No reservations required!
  • All activity materials will be provided!
  • Free!
Date of Event:
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Classroom

Year of the Fish Children’s Activities
Wednesday Mornings
June, July, and & August
10AM – 12PM
 
Join us Wednesday mornings for our special Year of the Fish children’s activities. (Excluding July 4)

  • No reservations required!
  • All activity materials will be provided!
  • Free!
Date of Event:
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Classroom
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 8:30pm

Visitor Center
Monday - Thursday
9am to 5pm

Friday - Sunday
9am to 6pm