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2017 - Total Solar Eclipse

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2017 - Total Solar Eclipse

Come to Gorges State Park for your prime viewing of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Monday, August 21, 2017. Special viewing locations, live music, food vendors, and live streaming of the Eclipse from P.A.R.I.  Sponsored by the Friends of Gorges State Park.

Park opens at 5am

 We recommend that you establish your viewing location before 11 am.

 Shade tents, umbrellas, lawn chairs, picinic baskets are encouraged.

 Don’t forget your sun protection, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.

 Plan to spend the entire day.

 Be prepared for changing weather conditions

 Picnic tables provided

 Live music 10 am to 4 pm

 Food trucks and vendors 10 am to 4 pm


  • 9am – 1pm “Singing Vegetables” Puppets in the Visitor Center Classroom
  • 12am – 2pm Music by: Blue Ridge Bakery Boys 
  • 3pm – 5pm Music by:  Toot Sweet Horns
  • 10am – 1pm Bobby Holliday & Steve McGaha at Bearwallow Picnic Area


View PDF of Monday's Events


See other local events with Eclipse activities!

All eclipse events and activities are proudly sponsored by the Friends of Gorges State Park. 


Date of Event: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:00am to 5:00pm
Start Location: 
Park Wide - All Facilites
  • Gorges State Park

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 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 
9am  to 5pm 

Business Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 
8am to 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday