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Gorges State Park

Twin Falls at Gorges State Park
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Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park is set in the midst of plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and a high concentration of rare species, and exploration of this unique environment often begins at the expansive visitor center with its museum-quality exhibits, augmented by picnic grounds and shelters. Backcountry-style recreation is a hallmark of Gorges with distance hiking, backpack camping, trout fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding welcome in various parts of the rugged interior. The 7,500-acre park incorporates a portion the long-distance Foothills Trail and touches Lake Jocassee at the South Carolina border. Trails and campsites continue to be developed at this relatively new state park.

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Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
SapphireNC 28774
Latitude: 35.097000
Longitude: -82.952200

Park Hours:

7am to Midnight

Picnic and Day Use Areas
8am to Dusk

Visitor Center
8am to 5pm, with extended hours during the summer