Chestnut Mountain Road will be closed April 22nd - 26th to allow the Wildlife Resource Commission to conduct road improvements between Turkey Pen Gap and the Horsepasture River. The road will re-open on April 27 and 28th and can potentially close again the 29th -3rd if construction is not completed the initial week.Last updated on: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
Trash and Litter
Gorges State Park is a carry-in/carry-out facility. Recycling containers are located throughout the park for the convenience of visitors.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.