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Preserving Forest Is Goal of Fees Proposal

At the April 19th Annual Meeting for FODF, Forest Supervisor Jason Guidry outlined a user fee proposal to help manage surging growth, pay for needed facility upgrades and protect delicate habitats. This proposal has been made after consultation with the DuPont State Recreational Forest Advisory Committee and the Friends of DuPont Forest, both of which […]

Forest announces temporary trail closures starting in May to protect blue ghost fireflies

RALEIGH – DuPont State Recreational Forest 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 mid-May through early June. The temporary trail closures are in response to an overwhelming number of visitors during the 2015 blue […]

Tour de Falls scheduled Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 & 8th

The popular waterfalls tour of DuPont waterfalls has been scheduled for Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 & 8th. DuPont State Recreational Forest Mother’s Day Tour: May 7 & 8, 2016 Fall Tour: October 8 & 9, 2016 9:00 am – 2:30 pm More Information: Poster Rack Card

Friends to Celebrate 15 Year Anniversary of DuPont Waterfalls

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. Take a look back […]

New National Geographic Waterproof Map Released in Cooperation with FODF

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!

Letter from Forest Supervisor regarding NC National Guard use of DuPont plant site

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 […]

Wild Creatures in DuPont – Black Bear, Ravens, and the rare Lichen Grasshopper

Black Bears 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 […]