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Gorges State Park is open! Visitors are urged to use extreme caution as trails are currently covered in snow and ice.  Please remember, in case of an emergency, staff response times will be delayed until conditions improve. Contact the park office at (828) 966-9099 with any questions.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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 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.

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Gorges State Park 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

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General Park Hours
7am to 9pm

Picnic Areas
8am to 7:30pm

Visitor Center
Monday - Sunday
9am to 5pm