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Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park
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Map showing the location of Gorges State Park
Map showing the location of Gorges State Park
Location of Gorges State Park in North Carolina
LocationTransylvania, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates35°04′12″N 82°55′16″W / 35.07000°N 82.92111°W / 35.07000; -82.92111Coordinates: 35°04′12″N 82°55′16″W / 35.07000°N 82.92111°W / 35.07000; -82.92111
Area7,709 acres (31.20 km2)[1]
Elevation1,900 ft (580 m)
Established1999
Named forJocasee Gorges
Governing bodyNorth Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation
WebsiteGorges State Park

Gorges State Park is a 7,709-acre (31.20 km2)[1] North Carolina state park in Transylvania County, North Carolina in the United States and along with other conservation lands is part of a 100,000+ acre conservation corridor stretching some 80 miles along the NC/SC state line. The land, along Jocassee Gorges, was purchased by the state from Duke Energy Corporation in 1999. It is North Carolina's westernmost state park and one of the state's newest. The park is adjacent to part of the Pisgah National Forest and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Toxaway Game Land. Gorges State Park provides the principal access to the Horsepasture River on these adjoining public lands.

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