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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Sapphire, NC, August 23, 2015 --(PR.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.m.
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.
"Living so close to a little known gem, Gorges State Park, I feel it is a perfect fit to help the residents of Transylvania and Jackson Counties get a taste of healing amid stunning natural surroundings.