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

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.

Chestnut Trees in DuPont State Forest

The progress of national and local efforts to develop blight-resistant chestnut trees will be outlined Friday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. The event is open to the public and sponsored the Friends of DuPont…

DuPont Trails Day 6.3.17

National Trails Day this Sat (6.3.17). To celebrate Friends of DuPont Forest is hosting Dupont Trails Day and you're invited. Our parking lot hosts at Corn Mill Shoals, Lake Imaging, and Guion can answer questions about the Forest and how…

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