Friends of DuPont Forest campaigns for investment and policies that keep the water clean, the wildlife safe, and the trails awesome.

About the Forest

The DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. Its 10,400 acres of forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek.The original 7600 acre forest was established in 1996 through a generous bargain sale from the DuPont Corporation. In 2000, the Forest was expanded by two property additions, including the spectacular 2200 acre tract in the center of the Forest containing High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

The original property is presently open to hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Our Mission

We CARE for the trails, PROTECT the natural resources, and INSPIRE love for DuPont State Recreational Forest.

Friends of DuPont Forest is a nonprofit, membership organization that provides a unified voice for DuPont State Recreational Forest.  We advocate on behalf of the Forest, renowned for its world class trail system and vibrant waterfalls — natural beauty that provides many opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, anglers, naturalists and families.

Friends of DuPont Forest was created as the Friends of the Falls, a grassroots group who successfully campaigned to save the DuPont waterfalls from development in 2000.

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