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. We now have an FODF Business Membership Program that allows business owners to contribute to the success of the Forest which, in turn, brings so many customers to their doors.

The new FODF Business Membership Program offers benefits such as exposure on the newly revamped FODF website and within the FODF newsletter. Businesses also receive a window decal as a display of their support. Perhaps the greatest benefit of all, though, is the knowledge that businesses are being responsible members of the local community and supporting a valuable local resource.

Please check out the recently revised FODF website (, particularly the Local Goods and Services page for a list of the local businesses that are supporting FODF and the Forest.

If you are a business owner and would like to become a business member of Friends of DuPont Forest, use the Local Goods and Services webpage to link to the membership application. Also, feel free to contact Business Membership Chair, Valerie Naylor at or 828-775-7334 for more information.

Newest Business Members

Black Bear Business Member

  • Deer Ridge Property Management

Blue Ghost Business Members

  • Shoal Creek LLC
  • Valley View Cabins