There’s still time to make your year-end, tax-deductible donation!
All NC State Parks are closed on Christmas Day but open on New Year’s Day.
There will be no guided hikes on New Year’s Day.
Above photo graciously supplied by Kevin Adams.
We are in Phase 3 of our reopening.
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.
Support your Friends of Gorges State Park
Become a friend as an individual or family.
For as little as $15/year, you can be a part of the future of Gorges State Park. By becoming a friend, you'll receive countless benefits but most importantly, you'll be keeping our mission alive.
Become a business friend.
Join our growing community of business friends to show your support of our efforts. By becoming a member, you can help us earn necessary grants and further local economic development. Let's work together.
Make a donation.
If you would simply like to make a donation, we understand and are very grateful. You can choose your amount for a one time donation or give annualy.
Purchase from our online store.
Need a sun hat? or a backpack for the trail? We've got you covered and by making a purchase, you'll be supporting our programs and projects!
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“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)