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…

Letter from Forest Supervisor regarding NC National Guard use of DuPont plant site

October 2, 2015 Dear Friends of DuPont Forest, I understand that the news story from WLOS that came out earlier this week has raised some questions and concerns about the NC National Guard using the DuPont plant site for a variety of uses.…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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…

"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…
Jason Guidry - DuPont State Recreational Forest Supervisor

Forest Supervisor's Report October 2014

I recently passed my one‐year mark as Forest Supervisor, taking the helm from David Brown. David’s accomplishments are too numerous to recount here but under his direction the foundation was established for how the Forest is managed,…

Volunteer Appreciation - Peg and Dan Bresnahan

There are so many wonderful people who give of their time and talent to make DuPont Forest the jewel that it is. When I think of our amazing volunteers, two people who always come to mind for me are Peg and Dan Bresnahan. I recently had the…

Muddy Sneakers gets kids in the woods

Our vision is to bring public school students from elementary and middle schools in North Carolina and other states into natural areas near their homes and schools. Merging the energy of young students with the energy of these outdoor places…

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