Is there a fee to visit DuPont State Recreational Forest?

There is no fee but we encourage you to make a donation to help us maintain the trails. Please keep in mind that parking is limited and first come first served.

Is there camping in DuPont Forest?

Camping and open fires are prohibited in the Forest.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are very much welcomed but they must be on a leash at all times.

What time does the Forest close?

DuPont Forest is open from 5am – 10pm 7 days a week.

Is it safe to swim?

Visitors can cool off in any of the four lakes in the Forest. Hooker Falls is also a popular swimming area in the hot months of summer. Please note it is very dangerous and prohibited to wade above the waterfalls.

How can I find out about trail closures?

Up to date trail closures are posted on our homepage.

Is there a trail map?

Trail maps are available to download here. Paper trail maps are available at the Visitor Center located at the High Falls Access Area.

Are there bears, snakes, bobcats in the Forest?

Yes. DuPont Forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife. To keep the wildlife safe, visitors should stay on the trail and be sure to pack out any trash. Most of the wildlife are happy to avoid visitors and pose very little threat to humans.

Is hunting allowed in DuPont Forest?

Hunting days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday during hunting season and limited to hunting safety zones. Hunting season is announced in July and typically starts mid-September through January. Get more information.

Are there mountain bike trails in DuPont Forest?

The majority of the trails are multi-use and multi-directional. You will find mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians on the trails. Please share the trails! Mountain bikes yield to hikers and equestrians. Hikers yield to equestrians.

Are concessions available in the Forest?

No. Visitors should come prepared with snacks and plenty of water.

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