Join Park Rangers Alyssa Coburn and Neal Wilcox for a casual hike from the park visitor center to the Bearwallow Overlook and then down to the Upper Bearwallow Falls observation deck. This moderate, 2-mile hike is great for the whole family. Hikers will get to see several great views, a waterfall, as well as the park's LEED-certified Visitor Center. The walk will start at 10 a.m. from the Visitor Center Fireplace, where hot cocoa will be available compliments of Friends of Gorges! Please be prepared with proper hiking shoes, water and dressed for the weather.
Events and Programs
The Raymond Fisher campground is closed due to aggressive bear behavior. Black bears have been active at Gorges State Park in recent weeks. Please make sure to hang food properly or store items in the trunk of your vehicle and ensure that all the windows are rolled up. Please report any bear sightings and or activity to park staff at the visitor center immediately.Posted on: Monday, October 1, 2018
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.