The Westernmost State Park In North Carolina Is Infinitely More Fun To Explore Than You Can Imagine

The mountains in Western North Carolina provide endless opportunities to get outside and connect with nature. And the state’s westernmost state park (established in 1999 and also one of our newest), is a prime location for any memorable outdoor adventure. If you haven’t been to Gorges State Park (or haven’t been back in a while), then check out what you’ve been missing!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Gorges State Park is located at 976 Grassy Ridge Rd., Sapphire, NC 28774. It’s open year-round; hours may vary be season. The official website for North Carolina State Parks currently lists park and amenity hours as follows: General Park Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Picnic Areas 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Visitor Center Hours: Monday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.