Friends of DuPont Forest is a membership organization dedicated to the preservation of DuPont State Recreational Forest, home of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.

Join us in preserving the beauty and adventure of the forest

COVID-19 Update

Most trails and areas are now open. The Visitor Center, picnic shelters and public restrooms are closed. Portable toilets are available. Visitors can help keep the forest safe for everyone by following COVID-19 safety guidelines including stay 6 feet apart, follow posted guidelines and restrictions, bring your own supplies such as water and hand sanitizer, and be prepared to change your plans to avoid crowds.

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

Join us to help conserve and protect the Forest

When you become a member of Friends of DuPont Forest, you’ll stay connected to events and volunteer opportunities. By joining, you are helping to support our efforts to preserve resources, educate our community, and create an enjoyable experience for visitors.