Thanks to funds from the Connect N.C. Bond Project, Gorges State Park will open a family campground on Saturday, October 29, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The 13-acre campground features five camper cabins, 14 campsites and 16 tent campsites. The campground also has a modern bathhouse.
Brantley Construction began work on the campground in August 2020, but material and labor delays slowed the project. The new campground, finally completed this fall, will help meet the growing demand for outdoor recreation opportunities statewide, particularly state-of-the-art RV sites and cabins.
The park's camper cabins offer power, A/C, heat and sleeping for six in two separate rooms, including two sets of bunk beds and one double bed. RV sites have 20-, 30-, or 50-amp electric service and water and sewer hookups. Pets are not allowed in cabins but are welcome at tent and RV campsites.
Gorges State Park staff are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the new facilities.
"People have looked forward to this campground for a long time," said Gorges State Park Superintendent Kevin Bischof. "These facilities will serve visitors with varied camping preferences and allow them to experience this fantastic park in a new way. There's a lot to see here and staying on-site will make it easier to experience more during a visit."
Prospective campers can make reservations for a site in the new campground at northcarolinastateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-877-722-6762. The first date available to camp is October 29.
About North Carolina State Parks
North Carolina State Parks manages more than 258,000 acres of iconic landscape within North Carolina's state parks, state recreation areas, and state natural areas. It administers the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, including its local grants program, as well as a state trails program, North Carolina Natural and Scenic Rivers, and more — all with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation, and education. The state parks system welcomes more than 22.7 million visitors annually.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, three science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 41 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the N.C. Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, and the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit ncdcr.gov.