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Welcome to Superintendent Kevin Bischof!

The Friends of Gorges are thrilled to welcome new Gorges State Park Superintendent Kevin Bischof...

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Overview Video

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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?

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

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