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Current status of park facilities   

Hiking trails are open, please exercise caution on park roads and trails with the changing winter weather conditions. 

The picnic shelters are not currently available for reservations.

The visitor center and restrooms are open, but the exhibit area, classroom, and auditorium remain closed. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

Chestnut Mountain Road will be Closed from January 16th - March 9th 2021 for Road Repairs. 

Due to construction from the developed campground project, the one-way section of the park road is temporarily closed.  This includes the roadside overlook.  

All campsites are open. Raymond Fisher primitive tent 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.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

If you have any questions, contact the park office at (828) 966-9099.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Gorges State Park

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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



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


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


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  • Closed Christmas Day




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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 : 125.18"
2021: 3.81 (updated to 1/4/21)


Now Hiring Seasonal Staff

GENERAL UTILITY WORKER needed at Gorges State Park

Duties include cleaning, trash pickup, mowing & trimming, trail maintenance, assisting with maintenance projects. $8.00/hr./40 hrs. week. Will work weekends.

Position extends until December 30th, 2020.
Call (828) 966-9099 or email for additional information.