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 […]

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 on other routes that avoid these high traffic areas and reveal other interesting features of the Forest. The Guide […]

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 of the Airstrip in the Forest, Part 2 FODF elects new Board members & officers May […]

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 program in place to welcome members of the business community into the Friends of DuPont Forest family. […]

DuPont State Recreational Forest Trail Map by FODF

New DuPont GPS Trail Map for Smartphones

Do you have a smartphone?  Play in DuPont State Recreational Forest? Check out the new digital map from Friends of DuPont Forest  that allows you to track your hikes and rides inside the Forest without using a cell phone signal.  The map uses the free Avenza app and costs only $4.99.  Best of all, proceeds […]

“Listed Animal Species” within DuPont

“Listed Animal Species” Take the Spotlight North Carolina’s “listed animal species” took center stage in the Aleen Steinberg Center classroom on July 31st. Species that make this list are at risk of extinction. The slide show and lecture played to a full house as Alan Cameron, a volunteer with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission since […]