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Raymond Fisher Campground Closed

The Raymond Fisher Campground is closed due to aggressive bear behavior. Black bears have been active at Gorges State Park in recent weeks. Please make sure to hang food properly or store items in the trunk of your vehicle and ensure that all the windows are rolled up. Please report any bear sightings and or activity to Park Staff at the Visitor Center immediately.

First Day Hike

Gorges State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:00pm

Join Park Ranger Brannon Bryson for Gorges Sate Park's first guided hike of 2018! The day will begin with participants meeting at the visitor center around 1:00. There visitors will watch a 15 minute video about gorges state park and get a chance to tour the beautiful LEED certified visitor center.

2017 Eclipse Family Day

Gorges State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:00am

This FREE Family Fun Festival will run on Sunday, August 20 from 10am to 5pm.  Live Music, Food Vendors, Exhibitors, Special Programs and MORE!  Plan to bring the WHOLE Family and Spend A Day the Park!

ALL Eclipse events and activities are proudly sponsored by the Friends of Gorges State Park

Eclipse Programs: 

Grandparents Day – 9/10/17

Gorges State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:00am

Join Park Superintendent and Grandfather Steve Pagano for a nice leisurely walk from the Park Visitor Center.  The walk will include: observations platforms, picnic areas and the Upper Bearwallow Falls.  Total walking distance @ 2miles or easy to moderate trails.  This will be a rain or shine event with No Reservations Needed ! 
Start Time: 10am

Earth Day – 4/22/17

Gorges State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:00am

Earth Day – 4/22/17
Join the Gorges Park Naturist on Earth Day for and informative and fun look at the connection between the Park Visitor Center and Earth Day!  The LEED certified center has many Golden Features which work in harmony with the earth.  This will be a rain or shine event with,  
No Reservations Needed! 

FIRST DAY HIKE

Gorges State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 01/01/2017 - 10:00am

Join Park Superintendent Steve Pagano for a casual hike from the park visitor center to the Bearwallow Overlook and then down to the Upper Bearwallow Falls observation deck. This moderate, 2-mile hike is great for the whole family. Hikers will get to see several great views, a waterfall, the park's new picnic shelter and restroom, as well as the park's LEED-certified Visitor Center.

Lime Kiln Trail

This is a short hike off of the Auger Hole Trail that will lead you down to the abandoned lime kilns. Settlers mined marble along Bearwallow Creek not too far from where it empties into the Toxaway River. Marble is metamorphosed limestone. They burned the marble in kilns to make quicklime, which they used for mortar, plaster, whitewash, and fertilizer. The kilns along this trail were used in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Although Lower Bearwallow Falls is close by, the Lime Kiln trail does not provide access.

Celebrating A Centennial

Gorges State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 6:00pm

100 and counting!!  Your North Carolina State Park system is 100 years old.  From the Mountains to the Coast you have 38 unique treasures to enjoy.  Park Superintendent Steve Pagano will present the one hour UNCTV Special Documentary, celebrating 100 years of North Carolina State Parks. A great movie for the whole family.
 
Celebrating A Centennial
Time:         6-7 pm