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Welcome to Superintendent Kevin Bischof!

Welcome to Superintendent Kevin Bischof!

The Friends of Gorges are thrilled to welcome new Gorges State Park Superintendent Kevin Bischof back to the park in this new role! We are looking forward to working together in the coming years!    The following is the official release from the North Carolina...

Gorges State Park Campground

Gorges State Park Campground

It's happeneing. After weather delays, development delays and lots of other delays, we are thrilled to announce that it's finally happening. The Gorges State Park campground is finally set to open in late summer or the fall.   This campground will provide more access...

Ranger Coburn: A Backcountry Enthusiast

Ranger Coburn: A Backcountry Enthusiast

As far as state park friends groups go, we’re pretty lucky. Why? We have the absolute best rangers you can ask for!  We recently sat down with Superintendent Rob McGraw and Ranger Alyssa Coburn from Gorges State Park (GSP). Our board regularly works with the staff at...

Hike with Ranger Coburn to Upper Bearwallow Falls

Hike with Ranger Coburn to Upper Bearwallow Falls

Ranger Coburn took some time out of her busy day to take us on a virtual hike to Upper Bearwallow Falls. The short hike takes you to a viewing platform where you can view the falls and enjoy the gorgeous forest setting.  In this video, you can also hear Ranger Coburn...

How Gorges was Saved

How Gorges was Saved

Huge thanks go to Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine for their efforts to bring to light a story that all too few know. Catch up on this wonderful piece about how Gorges was saved nearly 20 years ago. A hero and a lot of hard work were keys to turning this unique landscape...

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Overview Video

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Overview Video

While it's been almost a year since that out-of-this-world experience, we can't help but look back at the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse and remember such special times with a growing community. The Friends of State Parks led this project that highlights our...

A Perfect WNC Day

A Perfect WNC Day

This time of year in Western North Carolina sees thousands of visitors every weekend. From dropping kids off at summer camp to girls’ weekends and college reunions, you can be sure to meet someone new every time you turn around. Between Asheville, Hendersonville,...

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