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DuPont State Recreational Forest Master Recreation Plan

The North Carolina General Assembly has provided funding for DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) to create and implement a master recreation plan. DSRF currently has more than 40 miles of multiuse roads and nearly 60 miles of multiuse trails that are shared by a variety of user groups. The master recreation plan will include planning for the forest’s recreational infrastructure based on input from user groups, trail density analyses, as well as forest, wildlife management and natural resource preservation objectives. The plan will include recommendations for trail system management, new and extended trail segments, trail improvements and consolidations, trail closures, and trail sustainability. The plan will also make recommendations for the management of the trail system and interventions to lessen the impacts of high visitation to the forest.

Explore this website to learn more about DuPont State Recreational Forest and opportunities to provide your input.


Get to Know DuPont State Recreational Forest

DSRF encompasses more than 12,400 acres in Transylvania and Henderson counties. The forest is managed for natural resource conservation, scenic enjoyment and recreational activities that are sustainable within the context of natural resource protection. DSRF strives to provide an exemplary model of scientifically sound, ecologically based natural resource management for the social and economic benefits of a diverse community of users. DSRF is also required to protect and restore natural areas to meet the intent of a grant agreement that designates most of the forest as a dedicated nature preserve. Find out more about DSRF on our website.

Get to Know the Trails at DSRF

Currently, DSRF has more than 40 miles of multiuse roads and nearly 60 miles of multiuse trails. These multiuse roads and trails support the forest’s many users including educational groups, equestrians, families, fishermen, gravel road bikers, hikers, hunters, mountain bikers, pet-walkers, and runners. This creates unique challenges from ecological, financial and sustainability perspectives.

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