Gorges State Park


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Gorges State Park


Location:45 miles southwest of Asheville at the South Carolina state line.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, picnic areas, trails.
Activities:Backpack camping, fishing, hiking, nature study, horseback riding, mountain biking.
Special Features:Park features rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls, and waterfalls, as well as one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique plant species in the eastern United States. It is located in a temperate rain forest and receives 80+ inches of rain per year.
Address:PO Box 100
Sapphire, NC 28774

Phone:828-966-9009
Web: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/gorg/home.html
Size: 7,443 acres.

See other parks in North Carolina.
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com)-- Tamera Nielsen, Fusion Yoga and Fitness Coach at Feel Well Yoga, is hosting a minimum of 7 Flex and Firm Fusion Yoga classes at Gorges State Park Visitors Center this November, beginning Monday, November 2nd from 10-11 a.
A year round resident of Western North Carolina for the past three years, Nielsen recently settled in Sapphire, and works at her clients' homes, as well as various locations in the Cashiers and Sapphire area, including Burlingame Country Club, Trillium Lake and Links, Lonesome Valley, and Gorges State Park.
1]s new observation deck, which opened in January after two years of construction; Gorges State Park reopens its main parking area this spring, complete with a new connector trail for hikes to the waterfalls of the Horsepasture River, river gorges, and sheer rock walls; after being closed for more than a year for repairs, the section of the Blue Ridge Parkway at Craggy Gardens will reopen by May; the Biltmore House will open the Louis XV Suite to the public for the first time on April 4; the opening of Pack Square Park will happen in stages this year, this 6.