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This Little Known Natural Oasis Is Hiding In North Carolina…And You’re Going To Love It

Hiding amidst the mountains of Western, NC is North Carolina’s very own little rainforest. Gorges State Park is home to Jocassee Gorges, the only temperate rainforest in the United States east of the Rockies. For quite some time, this gorgeous area was almost unaccessible to tourists until Gorges State Park opened in 1999. It’s filled with some of the most amazing hidden waterfalls on the east coast, primitive hiking trails and natural beauty.

Summer is the perfect time to visit this park, it’s amazing how under the radar it is for being so impressive!

Have you been to Gorges State Park before? If you haven’t, you’ll have to add it to your North Carolina summer bucket list.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com