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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.


Mark you calendar and join us for our inaugural Art in the Park! Given our Park’s beautiful setting, this fine art show will focus exclusively on landscape and wildlife art featuring scenes of western North Carolina. Acceptable media include painting, photography and fiber art but does not include wood carvings or other craft items. In this inaugural year, there will be no application nor booth fees to the artist, but donations to Friends of Gorges are always welcome. All works may be exhibited for sale to the Park’s visitors, and all event activities will occur at the Gorges State Park Visitors Center.

Art in the Park will kick off on Friday, May 18, 2018, with a reception from 5 to 7 PM. The main two days of exhibits will be May 19 and 20, 2018 from 9 AM to 4 PM each day. As always, there are no admission fees to the Park and its exhibits.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please download the application form by clicking HERE and return it either electronically to or by US Postal Service to Art in the Park, Friends of Gorges State Park, P.O. Box 92, Sapphire, NC 28774. The deadline for submission is April 13, 2018.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:00am to Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
SapphireNC 28774
Phone(828) 966-9099, Caution: GPS directions in this area of the state are not reliable.
Latitude: 35.096000
Longitude: -82.951000

Park Hours:

General Park Hours
7am to Midnight

Picnic Areas
8am to Dusk

Visitor Center
Monday - Friday 
9am to 4pm
Saturday - Sunday 
9am  to 5pm 

Business Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 
8am to 4pm
Saturday - Sunday