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Old 07-08-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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courtesy of N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation




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Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and one of the
greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States are found within Gorges State Park.

An elevation that rises 2,000 feet in only four miles, combined with
rainfall in excess of 80 inches per year, creates a temperate rain forest and supports a collection of waterfalls.

On April 29, 1999, thanks to a unique partnership of industry, the
environmental community and the state of North Carolina,
10,000 acres of the Jocassee Gorges in Transylvania County were placed
in public ownership to be preserved for future generations of
North Carolinians.
The property was purchased by the state from Duke Energy Corporation,
and the transaction created a 2,900-acre gameland managed by the
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

Currently, Gorges encompasses nearly 7,500 acres and is the only state park west of Asheville.
Because Gorges State Park is so new, the park is still in its planning and
development phase.


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Old 07-16-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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I went down to Gorges State Park last week. I hiked to Rainbow Falls, but the one I actually wanted is behind Rainbow Falls, so I saw Rainbow Falls and then kept on to the othe Falls. I think it is called Turtle Something Falls. You can actually slide off the rock into the pool of water. It's interesting. I actually saw one individual stand up on his feet and slide off, which wasn't to smart. He could've fallen and busted his head, what would he have done all the way out there?
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:57 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Is this waterfall you can go behind. I remember there was one that you could go on the backside
of the waterfall I have been seeking that one but thanks for recommendation hopefully Ill check it
out this summer.
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