The brush fire that broke out last week along Cascade Lake Road is 100% contained. 

Sheep Mountain Trail remains closed. Cascade Trail is closed between Staton Road and Cascade Lake Road. 

The fire crews have finished the mop up stage and have moved to patrol stage. They will visit the area each day, keep the leaves off the lines, and make sure the fire does not reignite. 

Friends of DuPont Forest is so very grateful for all of the crews out there protecting DuPont Forest including the DuPont Forest Service staff. Big thank you to Lucia Gedes and her Cedar Mountain Cafe staff for providing lunch for the crews this week. 

Stay safe, think rain, and thank you! 

The following trails are closed

  • Sheep Mountain Trail
  • Cascade Loop Trail
  • Briery Fork Trail 
  • Barn Trail 
  • Twin Oaks Trails
  • Sandy Trail

Guion Farm Access Area Trail Connections: Work is being done to  create connections between the expanded Guion Farm parking area and the DSRF trail system. Until that work is completed, please park in the access area and use Sky Valley Road to access Tarkiln Branch Road or Buck Forest Road instead of using the trails that cut through the Guion Farm meadows.

NC Forest Service

For all of the most recent trail and parking alerts, visit the NC Forest Service DuPont State Recreational Forest website.

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