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Gorges State Park

Highway 281 South, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd (Visitor's Center), Sapphire, NC 28774
+1 828-966-9099
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Great place to visit

This state park is a cut above the rest. It has been wonderfully developed in a very eco-sensitive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chocowinity, North Carolina
via mobile
What a view

Beautiful building and services located on a mountain top with gorgeous views. Attendant was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alex m
St. Augustine, Florida
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Highway 281 South, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd (Visitor's Center), Sapphire, NC 28774
+1 828-966-9099
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This state park is a cut above the rest. It has been wonderfully developed in a very eco-sensitive way. (Check out the board that explains all the ways.). The film explains very clearly why this area is such a gem geologically and biologically. Great for...More

Thank mittar252
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building and services located on a mountain top with gorgeous views. Attendant was very friendly and helpful. Great hands on exhibits for all ages. Great trails and falls to find.

Thank alex m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something for everyone. Hiking trails of all categories - places to just relax if that is what you want - and the rocking chairs are great! Displays are well done and very informative. A must stop if you are in the area.

Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and this has become one of our favorite places. When you arrive at the LEED certified visitors center you are greeted with a beautiful energy efficieint building and views of the nearby mountains. The also have a bathrooms...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first time I was at this park was several years ago. The road was in place and the visitor center was under construction. When it was finally opened, I went through the center and was amazed at the information that they had about the...More

Thank rockdoctor48
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful information and education center! Our hike included 3 waterfalls that were absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend this park.

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The visitors center at Gorges SP is not to be missed-- start your day there. They will help you plan your visit and suggest which walks and hikes will suit you best.

Thank terrysH7743ST
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't have enough time to fully enjoy the impressive information center and just grabbed a map. We did the hike to Rainbow and Turtleback falls, while challenging SO rewarding! Very well maintained trails and clearly marked! We had a lovely picnic overlooking Falls, so...More

Thank whatagreatlife
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

There are 3 major waterfalls that you must take a hike to see! The first is Rainbow Falls, the second is Turtleback fall where you can slide down and swim and the third is only partially visible. The third is on private property so your...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a fairly moderate hike in. Nothing too strenuous, but it is up and down and over 1.5 miles in. Then, you don't want to miss Turtle Back Falls above it. Together, you will be walking over 4 miles out and back. Turtle Back...More

Thank RickCreel
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Stephanie M
17 January 2017|
Response from Tiburon09 | Reviewed this property |
Just backpack camping.
Joanna W
10 October 2016|
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Response from Kim Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be a great ride
roseann l
1 August 2015|
Response from matmul45 | Reviewed this property |
There was not a fee for using the trails etc. I don't know about the campsite as we didn't need to campover night there.

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