Dupont Swimming

It is feeling like summer around Brevard-- the mountain laurels and rhododendron are blooming and the temperatures are getting pretty warm. As summer sets in, we find ourselves grabbing our swimsuits and headed for the first swimming hole we can think of nearby.

Dupont State Forest has several great places to swim or at least cool off. Many of the larger waterfalls like Triple Falls and Hooker Falls have pools at the bottom that are conducive to a quick dunk. Fawn Lake, accessed by the Reasonover parking area is a popular destination thanks to a short hike, a roomy dock and picnic area. Lake Julia is a gorgeous spot for a picnic and a swim, although it requires a longer hike or bike ride to access via Conservation Road or the Reasonover Creek Trail. Bridal Veil Falls also is a fun place to cool down. Keep an eye out for Copperheads sunning themselves among the rocks and be sure to leave each area as pristine as you found it.

Have fun staying cool!

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69 Hendersonville Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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