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Current status of park facilities   

Trails and restrooms are open. The visitor center remains closed.

All campsites are open. Raymond Fisher campsites can be reserved online or campers can bring exact change ($15 per night per site) and register in-person at the trailhead. Other backcountry campsites are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff, or wear a face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible, and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020

High Visitation on Weekends    

Gorges State Park is seeing high visitation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that requires the park to periodically have to close the park between 12-3 every day due to being at visitor capacity. Please plan accordingly.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Gorges State Park


Contact the park
 

828-966-9099

gorges@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

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
 

Hours
 

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  • 7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • 8:00am to 6:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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

 

 

 

News archive

Each of North Carolina's state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. Visitors are also frequently finding new ways to explore a park's unique cultural and natural resources. Check here to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.

Annual Rainfall Totals

Gorges State Park averages an incredible 92" of rainfall annually:  Here are some of the recent yearly totals:

2013 : 136.47"
2014 : 82.78"
2015 : 109.15"
2016 : 96.39"
2017 : 89.70"
2018: 136.38"
2019: 108.67"
2020 : 66.91" (updated 8/11/2020)

Check back each month to see the updated total for the current year.