Facilities and Permits

Facilities and Permits

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) offers a limited number of permits that allow for occasional use that are exceptions to forest rules. Permits are reviewed by Ranger staff using criteria based on public safety, impact to natural resources, impact to other DSRF visitors, and the ability of staff to monitor permitted activities.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 protection measures, all unvaccinated visitors to the State Forest should wear face coverings when inside buildings or in locations where 6 feet of separation cannot be maintained. Vaccinated visitors are not required to wear masks but should practice social distancing at all times.


Commercial Use Permits

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) provides Commercial Use Permits to individuals, companies, and organizations interested in bringing groups to enjoy the forest and its amenities. Commercial Use Permits are valid for one calendar year beginning in January. A Commercial Use Permit is REQUIRED for any person, company, or organization that would like use the DSRF forest and amenities to conduct business or provide services, privileges, merchandise, or any other items for a fee. 

Commercial Use Permit requests should be made using our e-form. If the hyperlink does not work for you, use the following URL: https://forms.office.com/g/FsnwCn67xA

NOTE: Turn-around time for processing a Commercial Use Permit request is 30 to 40 business days. Applications cannot be processed if they are not complete or if the company/organization requesting the permit has outstanding fees owed to DSRF for the previous year's commercial use ($5.00 per person per trip).

All correspondence regarding commercial use should be directed to commercialuse.dsrf@ncagr.gov.


Limited Mobility Permits

You can request a Limited Mobility permit to drive your private vehicle into the Covered Bridge and the High Falls Shelter using our e-form.

January: No Limited Mobility Permits are offered

February – March: Permits are issued for 9:30am or 11:00am on Saturdays and Sundays

April – December: Permits are issued for 9:30am or 11:00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Permits are free of charge and are offered on a first-come/first-served basis. All limited mobility permits requests need to be submitted at least 48-hours in advance and must be made using the e-form. Your actual permit will be emailed to you along with instructions regarding what to do and where to go on the day of your visit.

If you find that the hyperlink does not work for you, please use the following URL to access the Limited Mobility permit request e-form: https://forms.office.com/g/YEh0YYg9XJ



Barn Reservations

We are currently updating our Barn Reservation program. Check back later for our new procedure.

Picnic Shelter Reservations 

We are currently updating our Picnic Shelter Reservation program. Check back later for our new procedure.