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 Forest. Don Surrette, a native of Transylvania County and board member of the Carolina chapter […]

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 you can get involved. They will also have National Geographic maps, suggested routes booklets, and […]


Friends of DuPont Forest Night

  Join us at Sanctuary Brewing for Friends of DuPont Forest Night. 10% of proceeds go to Friends of DuPont Forest because the folks at Sanctuary Brewing Company are awesome! We’ll use that money to help maintain the 80+ miles of trails in DuPont Forest and to launch edcuation and research projects. #science! Everyone is welcome […]

Forest announces temporary trail closures to protect blue ghost fireflies

RALEIGH – DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will be closing several trails at the High Falls Access Area to prevent further impacts to blue ghost firefly populations.  The closures will take place at night from approximately mid-May through early June. Visitors are welcome to explore and enjoy the forest at all access areas until 10 […]

Spring Tour de Falls May 13 & 14, 2017

  Tour de Falls is a family friendly guided bus tour of Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Tickets are not required but donations are requested. $12 donation (18yrs+) $6 donation (6 – 17yrs) All donations benefit Friends of DuPont Forest.* Cash or check only please. […]

Forest is expanded with addition of 476 acre “doughnut hole”

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and DuPont have completed the company’s donation of 476 acres inside DuPont State Recreational Forest to the state. The property, commonly known as the “doughnut hole,” was the site of a DuPont plant from 1956 to 2002. Demolition of the plant was completed in 2006. “This property […]

Public Comment and Fact Sheet About Remediation at DuPont Donut Hole

The plan for remediation at the donut hole inside DuPont Forest is nearing final approval.  A public comment period is open from October 21 to December 5. The recent Public Notice from NC Waste Management includes an extensive Fact Sheet about the property for those wanting to learn more about the more. Friends of DuPont Forest and […]