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NCFS

State Forest Fees and Permits

The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) is authorized by statute to charge a fee or require a permit for certain activities and recreational uses in state forests to recover costs associated with them.

DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF)

Current Fee Schedule
Picnic Shelter Rentals
1-2 Tables $25.00
3-4 Tables $40.00
5-8 Tables $60.00
Classrooms
Per Half Day $75.00
Per Day $150.00
Equestrian Facilities
Per Horse, Daily $10.00
Commercial Use
Per Person $5.00
Nonreimbursable Permit Application Fee $81.00

Permitting
For more information about facilities and permitting requirements for specific activities, commercial use and special events, visit the DSRF Facilities and Permits page. You may also contact the DSRF office at 828-877-6527 or dupontsf.ncfs@ncagr.gov.

Bladen Lakes State Forest

Currently, there are no fees associated with use of Bladen Lakes State Forest. Permits are required for commercial use, special events and certain activities including but not limited to camping, meetings and exhibitions, sports and games. For more information about permitting requirements, contact the BLSF office at 910-588-4964 or hans.rohr@ncagr.gov.

Headwaters State Forest

Currently, there are no fees associated with use of Headwaters State Forest. Permits are required for certain activities. For more information about permitting requirements, visit our Headwaters State Forest FAQ.

Educational State Forests (ESFs)

Currently, there are no fees associated with use of any Educational State Forest. Permits are required for certain activities and special events. For more information about permitting requirements at an ESF, we recommend contacting the ESF you plan to visit. Contact information for each ESF is accessible here.



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