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NC Ag Commissioner Dedicates Improvements at DuPont National Forest & Recreation Center

You recently unveiled some improvements at DuPont State & Recreational Forest in the western part of the state.

“On July 1 we opened a visitor center, a parking lot and a pedestrian bridge. We think it will enhance visitor education and safety. After the movie Hunger Games, it became a very popular place. We have now created a more safe place as well as a gorgeous scenic view.

It’s the only recreational forest we have in NC. The DuPont company had a manufacturing plant there. It’s a combination of hiking, riding, trails, fishing, horses and a working forest.

It’s been open a little over ten years. It’s located on the border of Henderson and Transylvania Counties.

There were a lot of parties involved in getting these projects done. Many political figures, including state Senators and Representatives were vital in getting them done.

The visitors center is a very unique building. We have a classroom in the center as well. Its open to the public 365 days per year.” is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.