Photos by Rob Travis

DuPont State Recreational Forest is the home of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.

Friends of DuPont Forest is a volunteer service organization working to enhance the public use and enjoyment of the DuPont State Recreational Forest while protecting its natural resources.

The 10,400 acres that make up DuPont Forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek.  The original 7,600 acre forest was established in 1996 through a generous bargain sale from the DuPont Corporation.  In 2000, the Forest was expanded by two property additions, including the spectacular 2,200 acre tract in the center of the Forest containing High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls…  ABOUT THE FOREST

476 acre Donut Hole added to Forest!


In an exciting development building on years of work, the DuPont Company has gifted the 476 acres in the very center of the forest to the state of North Carolina.  The tract is the site of the former film plant owned by DuPont that at one time employed 1100 local people and operated for more than 40 years. and has been undergoing environmental study and remediation since the closing in 2002.

The property is important because it allows DuPont State Recreational Forest to control development and activities in extremely close proximity to Bridal Veil Falls, High Falls, and the Visitors Center (continued)

The forest is open daily from 5am to 10pm.

For updates on forest closures, call the Forest Service Closure Hotline 828-877-6527 ext. 105 or visit the Forest Service Website. Contact the DSRF Office for questions regarding advisories at 828-877-6527.

Waterfall & Trail Guides

Plan your trip with our trail and waterfall guides or choose an attraction to explore all that DuPont Forest has to offer.

Recreation & Use Policies

The forest welcomes all visitors. We asks that you follow the rules and user policies set forth by the NC Division  of Forest Resources.

Hiking   |   Mountain Biking  |  Equestrian  |  Fishing

You are invited to become a member of Friends of DuPont Forest.  Your dues will go to support important Forest activities mentioned above. Benefits include updates on Forest activities through our newsletter, members events, and more.  We also appreciate the support of our Business Sponsors and all who support the Forest to help maintain its use and enjoyment for everyone.

Forest News and Updates

See what’s happening at the Forest by viewing our recent news or become a member to receive the Friends of DuPont Newsletter printed once every 4 months.


Forest receives gift of 476 acre 'Donut Hole'

In an exciting development built on years of work, the DuPont Company has gifted the 476-acre tract of land in the very center of the forest to the state of North Carolina.  The tract is the site of the former DuPont film plant owned that at…

Tour de Falls set for October 8th & 9th

Friends of DuPont Forest announces the return of the popular Tour de Falls this October 8th and 9th.  The tour features guided van rides to the most popular waterfalls, and is ideal for visitors not able or comfortable on the walking trails.…

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