Getting to DuPont State Recreational Forest
DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in Henderson and Transylvania Counties between the towns of Hendersonville and Brevard.
To reach the Forest from Asheville, take I-26 east toward the Asheville Airport. Exit at the Airport (exit 40) and head south on NC-280 for about 16 miles. Turn left onto US-64 (heading east) for about 4 miles. In Penrose, turn right onto Crab Creek Road for about 4 miles to DuPont Road. Turn right on DuPont Road and continue for 3.1 miles.
To reach the Forest from Brevard, take US 276 south to Cedar Mountain and turn left on Cascade Lake Road. Continue on Cascade Lake road for 2.5 miles, then turn right on Staton Road. Continue on Staton Road for 1.5 miles until you reach the High Falls Access Area.
To reach the Forest from Hendersonville, take US 25 Business (Church Street) south to Kanuga Road. Turn right on Kanuga Road, which becomes Crab Creek Road, and go 11 miles. Turn left on DuPont Road, which becomes Staton Road, and continue for 3.1 miles.
For internet mapping or turn-by-turn GPS, enter 89 Buck Forest Road, Cedar Mountain NC 28718.