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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.

 

Join a Ranger to understand the beauty and uniqueness of the area in relation to the escarpment. Escarpments defines Gorges Geology and why there are so many waterfalls on the Southwestern side of NC.

Date of Event:
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 11:00am to 12:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Do you enjoy the Spring time? Come to Gorges State Park and join a Ranger on a guided hike in the woods to enjoy the start of new blooming flowers and the regeneration of life as animals begin to move after the cold winter. Join us on a short hike to Raymond Fisher Pond 1 mile round trip. Please bring appropriate footwear and water.

Date of Event:
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rainbow Falls Trailhead

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

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
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 7:30pm

Visitor Center
Monday - Sunday
9am to 5pm