This is the Unofficial Site for the DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF), 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. It has been awarded official status as a 501[c]3 non-profit organization, making it eligible to receive tax-deductable contributions.. Read More
The Friends of DuPont will celebrate the 15th anni-versary of the state’s acquisition of “The Heart of the Forest” Saturday, Dec. 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center. There will be a special DuPont cake and hot cider, as well as recollections of what occurred 15 years ago.
Friends of DuPont Forest has partnered with National Geographic to create a Trails Illustrated Topographic Map of DuPont State Recreational Forest. This map includes suggested routes highlighted with descriptions and elevation profiles. Routes were designed by FODF members and can be used by all users of the forest.
Learn more about new map!…
October 2, 2015
Dear Friends of DuPont Forest,
I understand that the news story from WLOS that came out earlier this week has raised some questions and concerns about the NC National Guard using the DuPont plant site for a variety of uses. I wanted to give you my perspective in hopes that it would clear up some questions.
For the last fifteen years there has been continual interest from multiple parties (the State, DuPont Corporation, the FODF) in having the ‘doughnut hole’ become part of DuPont State Recreational Forest. …
The population of black bears (Ursus americanus) in our state has increased tenfold over the last 30 years, and the current population is estimated to be about 20,000 ani-mals. Not only are they growing in numbers, they are also getting larger in size and producing higher numbers of cubs. It is believed that this is due to increased food availability.
The largest black bear ever taken anywhere was an 880-pound giant from Craven County, North Carolina in 1998. Bears weighing in at over 700 pounds are now being taken every year,…