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Current status of park facilities   

Trails and restrooms are open. The picnic shelters are open and available for reservations; please observe the maximum outdoor gathering limit of 50 people.

The visitor center is 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.

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.

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.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020

High visitation on weekends   

Due to increased visitation, several parks are reaching parking space capacity and are having to close temporarily on weekends to incoming traffic. Gorges State Park is seeing high visitation on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with the park filling up by noon until around 3 p.m. Please visit the park during the week when possible; plan to arrive early morning or late afternoon on weekends; and/or have a backup plan in case the park is full when you arrive.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, September 30, 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 : 81.24 (updated 9/2/2020)

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

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 gorges@ncparks.gov for additional information.