Bring your Holiday Spirit to Gorges State Park!

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

With family and friends around or for a quiet moment of reflection, take a stroll in Gorges State Park to celebrate Yule & the winter solstice. As we celebrate the season, the Friends of Gorges State Park would like to wish each of you a very happy holidays!

As we bid 2022 goodbye, join us as we start 2023 in great spirits! On New Years Day join us for a First Day Hike lead by Superintendent Bischof to Bearwallow Falls - meet at the Bearwallow Picnic Area to start hiking at 10am. We hope you'll join us!

For information on seasonal closings, check out the Park Updates below!

Give the Gift of Support
Not sure what to give this holiday season? Give the gift of support! Signing up your loved ones as members of FOG is a great way of showing support in their name. FOG memberships directly support youth education, park programs & facilities, conservation, and so much more. Check out our website for more information and options to give!

Join our Board
FOG has immediate openings on our board! Available now are board-at-large positions as well as a Treasurer position. Board members are passionate individuals who are looking to make a difference for Gorges State Park's present and future. Anyone interested in exploring options for joining the board of the Friends of Gorges, please contact Steve at To meet our current board members, check out our website.
Winter Hiking & Camping
As winter weather continues to roll in, so do outdoor recreational activities! With the proper gear and preparations, winter can be one of the best times of the year to enjoy the outdoors. From wider views peeking through the trees to less populated trails and facilities, there are huge benefits to enjoying the great outdoors over the winter. For more information on safe winter hiking, check out these quick tips for hiking in the wintertime.

Winter Holiday Hours & Closures
Gorges State Park will be closed on Sunday, December 25th. Additionally, the campground will be closed 24th and 25th, and Chestnut Mountain Road will close with hunting season (New Years) through March 15th for road work. Otherwise, the visitor center will continue with regular hours (9am-5pm), and the park will remain open 7am-7pm.

Have you Reserved a Campsite Yet?
Thanks to all who have expressed gratitude and enthusiasm over the opening of the new Gorges State Park campground! If you haven't booked a stay yet, you don't want to miss out. With tent sites, cabins, and full hookup RV sites, there is a space for everyone! Click the button below to view availability. 
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P.O. Box 92
Sapphire, NC 29774-0049

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