At DuPont State Recreational Forest, we're thinking safety first! We're replacing the metal t-stakes along Staton Road with wooden posts. The new posts will increase safety for both pedestrians and drivers, and they'll be a more attractive part of the forest landscape. Please drive with extra caution along Staton Road during this construction project.
At DuPont State recreational Forest, we use prescribed burns as one of several tools to keep the forest healthy and sustainable. Prescribed burns eliminate dead wood and debris that can lead to wildfires and helps to encourage the growth of oaks and other native trees that provide wildlife habitat. Weather, staffing, and other conditions determine if a planned burn will occur, so even though a burn may be planned and needed, it may not be safe to follow through on the plan. For an overview of areas scheduled for burning in the late fall of 2022 or winter of 2023, please see the attached map.
Visitors can expect closures on Jim Branch Trail beginning on September 21st. Jim Branch Trail will remain closed for 2-3 weeks for trail work. Please keep yourself and the trail crew safe by respecting all trail closure signs.