Loops C & F at the Poplar Point campground are being closed March 12, 2018 thru this fall due to the NC Connect Bond project. All electrical sites in these loops will be upgraded from 30 amp to 50 amp and the shower houses in these loops will be completely renovated. People with reservations during this time will be accomodated with their choice of a full refund or a reservation at a similar campsite elsewhere in the park.
Alerts and Closures
Alerts and Closures
Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:
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The Friends of Gorges State Park is pleased to announce its first spring art show May 18 – 20. 2018 hosted by Gorges State Park. Located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina our fine art show will focus exclusively on the landscape and wildlife of this area. Acceptable media will include painting, fiber and photography. There will be no cost to the artists and all works may be exhibited for sale to the Park visitors.
The show will be located in the Park's Visitors Center which is open to the public everyday except December 25. The Auditorium and Classroom will be used for the artist setups and will be secured during show off hours. Exhibitors will be required to provide their own setups with chairs and a table available from the park.
Heavy equipment and trail repair crews will be in operation on the bridle path perpendicular to Connecticut Avenue through March 1, 2018.
Parker's Creek campground is the campground open for the winter months. Loops 1 & 2 are reservations only and loop 4 is a first come first serve loop. The water is turned off at this time due to freezing temperatures.
The address for Parker's Creek is: Parker's Creek Beach Rd, Chapel Hill, NC.
The Park Office is closed for repairs for the month of February. The restrooms at the Park Office will remain open during park hours. Campers may go directly to the Campground and register with the Campground Host on site #7.
Prescribed fire may occur along Lassiter Trail between now and April 1, 2018. Be aware that park staff and DFR have a plan to burn the area around Lassiter Trail when optimal conditions exsist. When optimal conditions exsist Lassiter Trail, Canoe Campgrounds, and the Backpack campground will be closed and evacuated. If the areas are occupied you will be required to evacuate. These campsites will be avaiable by walk in reservations only on Monday-Thursday from now until April 1 or until the burning is finished for the season. Friday-Sunday the CRS will take reservations as we hope to not burn on these days. Please adhere to signage and do not enter any closed areas.
- No Experience Necessary
- Honor Your New Year’s Resolution
- Great Exercise
- Meet New Friends
- Learn New Skills
- HAVE FUN
Gorges State Park in partnership with Friends of Gorges is constructing a New Interactive Trail at the park Visitor Center. This short, easy, all age friendly trail is being sponsored by the Friends of Gorges. We need YOU to make it a reality by May 1st 2018!
Scheduled Work Days:
February – 10, 14, 17, & 21.
March – 21, 24, & 28.
April – 11, 14, 18, 25.
9:00am to 4:00pm each day. Or Whenever YOU can make it !
Contact Information: To sign-up contact Patricia at:828.966.9099 or email@example.com
For more information contact Steve at 828.966.9099 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pettigrew State Park's bathhouse has been winterized and is closed for the winter (12/1- 3/15). Restrooms are available behind the park office.
The restrooms at the Summit/Picnic Area are closed for the winter months. All trails are open for hiking.