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Conveniently located midway between Brevard, NC, and Hendersonville, NC, DuPont State Forest, or DuPont Forest covers 10,473 acres of land. It spread out over parts of Henderson and Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina near North Carolina/South Carolina state line. It is home to dozens of spectacular waterfalls, which are the prime attractions in the area. The most popular ones include Wintergreen Falls, Hooker Falls, High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. There are five mountain lakes within the forest, including five-acre Lake Dense, 99-acre Lake Julia, one-acre Lake Imaging, and Fawn Lake.

DuPont State Forest is a recreational haven for all ages and interests. The forest offers over 80 miles of recreational trails for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Besides the scenic trails, the forest provides a variety of opportunities to explore the great outdoors all year round. You can swim fish or kayak on most forest lakes. Search for an RV rental in Brevard and enjoy DuPont State Forest activities.

Getting Outdoors

DuPont State Forest has a fine mix of easy and challenging hikes. If you love waterfalls, DuPont State Forest Three Waterfalls Hike will take you to some of the best waterfalls. Along the trails, hikers are greeted with spectacular views of High Falls, Hooker Falls, and Triple Falls. If you are interested in wildflowers and mountain views, follow the Stone Mountain Trail.

Love wildlife? DuPont State Forest is home to lots of birds and animals. Raccoons, turtles, squirrels, lizards, deer, bobcats, and snakes are some of the animal species spotted here. For birders, there are plenty of feathered flocks. The most common ones include bats, vultures, ravens, and hawks.

If you are into water sports, perhaps fishing is the fastest growing activity in the forest water bodies. It is popular all year round. Lakes provide excellent warm water fishery. The most common species in the lake waters include sunfish, largemouth bass, and bluegill. The forest streams are popular trout fishing spots. Fish species caught here include brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout.

Camping at DuPont State Forest

While camping is not allowed in DuPont State Recreational Forest, campers can find plenty of spots within less than half an hour’s drive away to park their RV rentals. Located just a stone throw away Black Forest Family Camping Resort in Cedar Mountain is one of the nicest places to camp in your luxury RV rental. Resort amenities include restrooms, showers, full hookups, a dump station, and a pool.

In Brevard, about six miles away lies Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping. It offers water and electric sites and can accommodate RV rentals of up to 30 feet. Amenities offered include restrooms, showers, laundry facility, camp store, and a dump station.

Just 13 miles away Solitude Pointe Cabins and RV Park in Cleveland is another lovely place to spend a night during your vacation. Full hookups are available. Park amenities include bathrooms, picnic tables, fire pits, a dump station, and laundry facility. Also, in Cleveland, Palmetto Cove Inc RV Park offers 148 full hookups sites. Other amenities include restrooms, laundry facility, clubhouse, and a dumping station.

Exploring the Area

When you rent a travel trailer near Brevard, you will find lots of activities and attractions surrounding the forest. No matter where your interests lie - from museums to zoos, golf courses, skiing resorts, to exploring historic sites, this region has no shortage of places to visit.

Serpentarium Magic is a popular vacation spot in Mills River for snake enthusiasts. Located about 14 miles away, this is a fun place to spend time with the family during your RV rental vacation. There are plenty of serpents on display. While here, visitors can see over 150 snakes of different species and sizes. Other animals found here include turtles, toads, and frogs.

If you enjoy up-close encounters with wildlife, consider driving your motorhome rental to Greenville Zoo. Located approximately 38 miles away, this 14-acre zoo is an interesting place to learn about animal behaviors. Hundreds of animals make their home in the area, including giraffes, elephants, red pandas, tortoises, primates and lions.

When you are interested in aviation history, head over to Western North Carolina Air Museum with your RV rental. Located just 15 miles away, there are plenty of exhibits in this museum. On display, you will find a collection of antique aircraft, photographs of flight crews, and historic engines. Adorned with walking trails, creeks, and meadows, Botanical Gardens at Asheville boast a diverse collection of native plants. Spanning 10 acres, the garden is lined with wildflowers, shrubs, ferns, and herbs.

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