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State Accepts Land Donation For DuPont


January 11, 2018


The land donation will see the portion of DuPont State Recreational Forest in Transylvania County grow significantly.

On Tuesday, the state officially accepted a property donation that will see DuPont State Recreational Forest grow by 753 acres this year.

The late Charles Pickelsimer gifted the parcel to the state in his will, but it does not include the area surrounding the lake, encompassing the Cascade Lake Campground.

The Pickelsimer family has retained ownership of that land, and the campground remains closed for the foreseeable future.

Bill Holman, with the Raleigh-based Conservation Fund, said that Pickelsimer began discussions with the state almost 20 years ago.

"It's a long story," said Ho...

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