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News About the Forest

By David Brown, DSF Supervisor

Forest Visitation, January – June 2005 Sixty-nine thousand visits were made to DuPont State Forest during the first half of 2005. If this trend continues, visits for 2005 will total 138,000, a significant in- crease over 2004 visitation. See Figure-1.

Primary reason for visiting DuPont State Forest in 2005. (Studies taken from January 2005– June 2005).

32% - Waterfalls 28% - Hiking 20% - Mountain Biking 14% - Equestrian

6% - Other

The average person spends a 1/2 day in the forest.

High Falls picnic shelter has been reconstructed using timber (except for the treated posts) harvested from the

forest

and

milled

on

site.

Concrete,

metal

roofing,

treated timbers and miscellaneous hardware purchased by the state for $2,870. FODF

items were contributed

$1,000 toward the project with a grant gan-Chase, Inc. Four new picnic tables go under the shelter. The shelter can be

from J.P. Mor- are on order to for reserved for

$35. Our

office hours

5pm. We

always have

always in

the office.

are Monday– Friday from 8am- rangers on duty, but they are not

DuPont State Forest PO Box 300 Cedar Mountain, NC 28718-300 Phone: (828) 877-6527

Lake Julia Canoe Event

by Gloria Clouse, FODF Vice President

We are planning a Friends of Dupont Forest Members outing on September 10, 2005, 10 am to 4pm, at beautiful Lake Julia. We will have canoes available for members to en- joy and explore the lake. Lunch will be provided. Please join us for a day of fun and fel- lowship in a beautiful outdoor setting. If you have your own canoe or kayak that you would like to use, please let me know so we can make arrangements for you to get into the forest.

Directions to Fawn Lake parking lot on Reasonover Road. If you are coming from Brevard on 276, turn left on Cascade Lake Road and then turn right onto Reasonover Road.

If you are coming from Hendersonville on Staton Road, go past Hooker Falls & Buck Forest parking lots until Staton Road ends at Cascade Lake Road. Turn left and go about 3 miles. Reasonover Road is on your left.

We will have someone at the gate at (10, 11, 12, 1, 2, and 3) and will shuttle or carpool people back to Lake Julia. It will be helpful for our planning to know how many are coming to “canoe day”. Please respond back to Gloria Clouse at 828-884-2006 or at volunteers@dupontforest.com if you plan to attend.

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