State Forests

    Holmes Educational State Forest

    1299 Crab Creek Road
    Hendersonville, NC
    (828) 692-0100
     
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    Holmes Educational State Forest offers a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting ecology of a managed forest. Picnic sites with tables and a spacious picnic shelter (with grills) are also available. Located about 8 1/2 miles from downtown Hendersonville.

    • Nature Trails
    • Playground
    • Hiking
    • Picnic Area

    Open March – November

    DuPont State Recreational Forest

    High Falls parking lot, 1300 Staton Rd,
    Cedar Mountain, NC
    (828) 877-6527
     
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    DuPont State Recreational Forest encompasses 10,268 acres in Henderson and Transylvania counties that include waterfalls and 80 miles of roads and trails wandering through mountainous terrain. Open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and horseback riding. Fishing is allowed with a valid NC fishing license. Hunting is by special permit only. Many scenes from the 2012 hit movie, The Hunger Games and the 1992 film, The Last of the Mohicans were shot in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Hunger Games were filmed entirely in North Carolina. Download the Hunger Games film locations. dupont-hunger-games-shots.pdf

    • Bicycle Trails
    • Nature Trails
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Picnic Area

    Open Year Round