Forest Events

Upcoming Events

Location: Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center

Explore the aquatic environments of Lake Julia and Reasonover Creek within DuPont State Recreational Forest! Open to all ages, this family program will uncover the life histories of some of the creatures that live in and around this aquatic ecosystem as well as the history and forest management in the area. We will be using equipment to explore the life forms found in and around the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty and bring a towel, snacks and water. We will meet at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. and carpool to the lake; the program will take about 3 hours. Once we are at the lake, there are very limited facilities. Limit 15 participants, suitable for family audiences. You MUST SIGN UP for this program to participate. Call (828) 692-0100 or email holmesesf.ncfs@ncagr.gov to reserve your spot!

Location: Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center

Join NC Forest Rangers on a three-mile guided hike through areas that have been recently burned with prescribed fire at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Participants will learn about the goals and objectives of using prescribed fire, as well as its application and effects. This hike will begin at the DSRF Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center and conclude at the Lake Dense shelter. Following the program, participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the lake or take a short walk to nearby Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Julia. Hikers will return on the 30 minute walk back to their vehicles at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center on their own time. This is a strenuous hike. Participants are encouraged to bring sturdy hiking shoes, sunscreen, water, hiking poles, sunglasses, and a hat. You MUST SIGN UP for this program to participate. Call (828) 692-0100 or email holmesesf.ncfs@ncagr.gov to reserve your spot. NC EE Category II and III and CEU available upon request.

Location: Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center

Join NC Forest Rangers on a three-mile guided hike through areas that have been recently burned with prescribed fire at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Participants will learn about the goals and objectives of using prescribed fire, as well as its application and effects. This hike will begin at the DSRF Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center and conclude at the Lake Dense shelter. Following the program, participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the lake or take a short walk to nearby Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Julia. Hikers will return on the 30 minute walk back to their vehicles at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center on their own time. This is a strenuous hike. Participants are encouraged to bring sturdy hiking shoes, sunscreen, water, hiking poles, sunglasses, and a hat. You MUST SIGN UP for this program to participate. Call (828) 692-0100 or email holmesesf.ncfs@ncagr.gov to reserve your spot. NC EE Category II and III and CEU available upon request.