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Gorges State Park to Open May 13

We're so excited to announce that Gorges State Park will reopen on May 13 at 7 AM! On May 13, the trails and restroom facilities will be opened. The visitor center will open in the following weeks. Please be safe when visiting the park. Below are some great guidelines...

Pandemic Park Update

We and the Gorges State Park staff have missed seeing you! Our wonderful Ranger Coburn took some beautiful pictures from the park to share with you. We hope it brightens your day and we're looking forward to the day we can see you at the park again!

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...

Welcome to New Gorges State Park Staff!

For the first time in some time, our ranger complement is at full staff. In 2018, we were so grateful to welcome three new key members to the Park staff with Superintendent McGraw and Rangers Coburn and Willcox joining. This year, Advanced Ranger Skyler Hill has...

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...

MicroEye Interactive Microscopes Installed at Gorges State Park

  We are thrilled to announce that we installed a MicroEye Interactive Microscope at Gorges State Park! These microscopes are incredible! Here are a few details from the MicroEye website: Providing magnifications similar to that of a stereomicroscope (2x - 40x),...

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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Welcome our Advanced Ranger, Skyler Hill

Bob Andrews, May 13, 2019