Directions to DuPont Forests six parking areas from Downtown Brevard, NC
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Mountain Biking in DuPont Forest-
DuPont State Forest is fast becoming one of the leading mountain bike destinations in Western North Carolina.Â Our forest offers over 80 miles of trail, nearly all of which is open to both equestrians and mountain bikers.Â DuPont offers everything from gentle forest roads to exciting single track, with an impressive variety of scenic attractions located only minutes apart.
Fishing in Bervard NC and DuPont Forest-
The waters of DuPont State Forest are divided into three categories: impoundments, warm water streams and cold water streams.
ImpoundmentsÂ – DuPont State Forest has five lakes or ponds that are classified for general fishing. To fish the lakes, anglers over 16 years old must possess a basic state fishing license. Warm water game fish such as largemouth bass, bluegill, and redbreast sunfish are found in Lake Julia, Lake Dense and Fawn Lake. Nutrient levels are typically lower in the headwaters of streams, so the lakes at DuPont State Forest, like most mountain lakes, do not produce as many fish as lakes lower in the watershed. The N.C. Wildlife Commission has plans to stock bluegill in Fawn Lake at some future date. Lake Imaging and Lake Alfred are small and do not contain as many cacheable size fish as the larger lakes.
Warm water streamsÂ – These are the larger streams that do not support trout year around. Little River below Bridal Veil Falls and the lower portions of Hooker Creek, Reasonover Creek are considered warm water streams. Little River from the outflow from Lake Dense to Hooker Falls is in the NC Wildlife Commission’s delayed harvest program. This portion of the river is stocked with trout, but anglers must catch and release the trout from October through May. Trout caught from June 1 through September 30 may be kept.
Cold water streamsÂ – About half of the streams on DuPont State Forest contain cold water fish communities characterized by the presence of trout. Rainbow, brook and brown trout can be found in many of these streams. Rainbow trout are the most widespread followed by brook trout and brown trout.
All streams on DuPont State Forest are classified as wild trout waters with the exception of the delayed harvest area. Trout fishermen must possess a special trout fishing license, in addition to the basic fishing license.
Fishing is prohibited within 300 feet of the top of all waterfalls. Night fishing is prohibited in all waters on the DuPont State Forest Game Lands. Anglers must obey all fishing regulations and should refer to the “North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest” for additional information.