Gorgeous Gorges Colors

Free, family-friendly fall festival at the Park visitors center on Saturday, October 20!

If you keep me secure, I'll keep you wild...

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Welcome to New Gorges State Park Staff!

We've been so grateful to welcome three new key members to the Park staff this year!...

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Overview Video

While it's been almost a year since that out-of-this-world experience, we can't help...

MicroEye Interactive Microscopes Installed at Gorges State Park

  We are thrilled to announce that we installed a MicroEye Interactive Microscope at Gorges...

A Perfect WNC Day

This time of year in Western North Carolina sees thousands of visitors every weekend. From...

“Pure, raw wilderness with insane rapids and waterfalls. Went on a 4 day hike through there and there is no other place like it on earth.”

Henry Morris Austin IV (Facebook Fan)

“Great trails, great signage, incredible scenery. HIGHLY recommend for any outdoor enthusiast in the area!”

Doug Alexander (Facebook Fan)

“Amazing visitor center and picnic area. Clean, well maintained. Variety of hikes for different skill levels. Can spend an hour plus alone just in the visitor center. Great history of this area.”

Kimberly B (TripAdvisor Fan)

“My husband and I went on a second honeymoon to Sapphire Valley. We went to Gorges State Park for a hike to see waterfalls. Be sure to stop at the ranger station. They are great at giving instructions and a map for the different waterfalls to walk to.”

Wendy L (TripAdvisor Fan)

What are folks saying about the Park?


27apr10:00 am- 1:00 pmCelebrating 20 Years of Gorges State Park!Stay around for the Happy Birthday cake!10:00 am - 1:00 pm Visitors Center

28apr1:30 pm- 2:45 pmLet's Hear about the Starting Out the Next 20 Years1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Visitors Center


18may9:00 am- 4:00 pmDay 1 - Art in the Park 2019Saturday9:00 am - 4:00 pm Visitors Center

19may9:00 am- 4:00 pmDay 2 - Art in the Park 2019Sunday9:00 am - 4:00 pm Visitors Center


1jun10:15 am- 12:15 pmNational Trails Day10:15 am - 12:15 pm Rainbow Falls Trailhead

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We are thankful for the beautiful photos provided by Bob Andrews, Emily Felty, Bernie Boyer and Nate Glasser.



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