Visitors Center and Offices Closed until Further Notice
In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 117 and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, all campgrounds and offices at North Carolina State Parks are closed until further notice. Trails and restrooms will remain open during regular day-use park hours. This message updated on 3.18.2020.
Please call the park (828.966.9099) for the most up to date information before visiting.
“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)