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Toxaway River at Gorges State Park. Photo by A. Coburn.
Park partially OPEN at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 19th.   

Main Road: Open
Visitor Center Bathrooms: Open
Visitor Center: Closed until Thursday, 01/20/2022
Rainbow Falls Trailhead Parking Lot and Trail: Open
Loop Road: Closed
White Pine Picnic Shelter: Closed
Bearwallow Picnic Shelter, Parking Lot and Trail: Closed

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Visitor Center - Temporary CLOSED   

The Gorges State Park Visitor Center will be temporarily CLOSED. General information can be found on site. All other facilities are currently OPEN.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Chestnut Mountain Road   

Chestnut Mountain Road will be CLOSED to all traffic from January 15th, 2022 - March 15th, 2022.  The road will be closed for maintenance. 

 Last updated on: Friday, December 17, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Gorges State Park

Contact the park



Visitor center

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

GPS: 35.0960, -82.9510


Frozen Creek access

Frozen Creek Road
Brevard, NC 28712

GPS: 35.1086, -82.8837



  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • November
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • 8:00am to 7:30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day




Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park is set in the midst of plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and a high concentration of rare species, and exploration of this unique environment often begins at the expansive visitor center with its museum-quality exhibits, augmented by picnic grounds and shelters. Backcountry-style recreation is a hallmark of Gorges with distance hiking, backpack camping, trout fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding welcome in various parts of the rugged interior. The 7,500-acre park incorporates a portion the long-distance Foothills Trail and touches Lake Jocassee at the South Carolina border. Trails and campsites continue to be developed at this relatively new state park.


Find and book a campsite or facility online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762

Notices and alerts

Campground hosts needed

Gorges State Park is looking for campground hosts for 2022. Please email the park at or call 828-966-9099 to apply or for more information.


Campground information

Please note that as of July 19, 2021, the Raymond Fisher campground is permanently closed. The new campground opening has been delayed until at least late spring 2022, but we will post updates on this page if there are further delays.


Caution in waterfall areas

Please follow safety rules and encourage others to do the same when you are near waterfall areas.


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28774 Sapphire, NC