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)
DuPont State Recreational Forest is open daily and year-round from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
|Picnic Shelter Rentals|
|Per Half Day||$75.00|
|Per Horse, Daily||$10.00|
|Nonreimbursable Permit Application Fee||$81.00|
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 email@example.com.
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.
To get a Special Use Permit (SUP) for camping, forest staff requires the following information. Please be prepared to provide it when requesting a SUP for camping.
- Telephone number
- On-site emergency contact name
- On-site Emergency number
- Email address
- Dates and length of stay
- Number of people (and pets if applicable – note that pets must be kept on a leash at all times)
- Vehicle info (year, color, make and model)
For more information about permitting requirements or to request a permit, contact the BLSF office at 910-588-4964 or firstname.lastname@example.org Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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.