Entries by Jeff Jennings

UPDATE: Trail Closures Extended through Dec. 17th

UPDATE:  DECEMBER 13, 2018 SINGLE-TRACK TRAILS CLOSED THROUGH MONDAY 12/17/18 Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) are extending single-track trail closures through Monday due to on-going conditions. Up to 19 inches of wet, heavy snow fell in the area. Predicted rains on Friday and Saturday will further complicate the situation so the decision was […]

Forest is expanded with addition of 476 acre “doughnut hole”

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and DuPont have completed the company’s donation of 476 acres inside DuPont State Recreational Forest to the state. The property, commonly known as the “doughnut hole,” was the site of a DuPont plant from 1956 to 2002. Demolition of the plant was completed in 2006. “This property […]

Public Comment and Fact Sheet About Remediation at DuPont Donut Hole

The plan for remediation at the donut hole inside DuPont Forest is nearing final approval.  A public comment period is open from October 21 to December 5. The recent Public Notice from NC Waste Management includes an extensive Fact Sheet about the property for those wanting to learn more about the more. Friends of DuPont Forest and […]

Forest receives gift of 476 acre ‘Donut Hole’

In an exciting development built on years of work, the DuPont Company has gifted the 476-acre tract of land in the very center of the forest to the state of North Carolina.  The tract is the site of the former DuPont film plant owned that at one time employed more than 1000 local people and operated […]

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!

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 […]