FODF Supports Proposed Remediation Plan For "Donut Hole"

Our previous post included the public notice for a public hearing on the proposed remediation plan for the 420 acre "donut hole" inside DuPont State Recreational Forest.  This tract was originally an industrial site (DuPont) and has been in…

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…

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…
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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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

New Suggested Routes Trail Guide for DuPont Available

Friends of DuPont Forest has published a new 18-page booklet detailing suggested trail routes around the Forest.   Because of the crowded trails around the primary waterfalls (High Falls, Triple Falls, and Hooker Falls), this guide focuses…

Summer Friends of DuPont Forest Newsletter

Check out the Friends of DuPont Forest newsletter to learn more about what's going on in the Forest. Prescribed Burning in the Forest A Walk on the Wild Side (Beaver & Wild Turkey) Unprecedented Turnout for Blue Ghosts The history…

NC Forestry website gives updates & notices

The North Carolina Forest Service page on DuPont State Recreational Forest on DuPont State Recreational Forest is a good resource for official notices, rules, trail closings, and other contact information.  

FODF Launches Business Membership Program

DuPont State Recreational Forest contributes a great deal to our local economy, drawing many thousands of visitors to the area and encouraging them to stay, eat, shop, and spend at our local businesses. Until recently, there hasn’t been a…

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