Dupont State Recreational Forest


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Experience “The Arena’s” filming locations in The Hunger Games™ movie, like never before. Your behind-the-scenes filming tour in DuPont will include also include fun scene re-enactments, Archery Lessons,  Archery Tag, a Hunger Games-style lunch and  special effects makeup/camo lessons!

Dupont State Recreational Forest is the home for the filming locations for “The Arena” in the first movie. Choose from our 3 and 5 hour tour options. Join movie fans for the ultimate Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours’ filming location tour – as featured on NBC, ABC, Hollywood Treasures, the NY Times and USA Today. Explore DuPont State Recreational Forest with your guide to discover the locations used in the movie. Choose from our 3 hour tour (featuring filming sites at the lower level of DuPont) or our 5 hour tour (featuring all filming sites in DuPont. Whether your a Hunger Games™ fan or not = this is a perfect way to see two of the most beautiful waterfalls in DuPont State Forest during your tour. Master fundamental skills like archery and special effects makeup camouflage. See if you have what it takes to survive in a game of Archery Tag with foam-tipped arrows. You’ll be treated to a lunch featuring foods that your favorite characters would have eaten in The Hunger Games™ books and The Hunger Games™ movie.

Your tour includes: your guide, lunch, DuPont State Recreational Forest permit, workshops and supplies. Since DuPont State Recreational Forest is a no weapons zone – archery and other activities (part of your tour) will be offered at a private location just minutes away from DuPont State Forest after the tour.

See pictures of our most recent day tour adventures on our Hunger Games™ Unofficial Fan Tours Fan Facebook Page.

Day Walking Tours are held on select Saturdays and Sundays.

PRIVATE TOURS: Can’t make one of our scheduled tour dates? We offer special private walking tour programs for groups/families. These special programs have a 6 person minimum ($50 per person) and are offered on selective dates. To learn more and book a special private program, email us at

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM ASHEVILLE: Visiting in Asheville and want to come take a tour? Shuttle service is available and can be arranged by calling (828) 883-3244.

RESOURCES: If you’re planning a trip to this area for a tour, we encourage you to visit our partner websites for information on activities, dining and accommodations in the area.

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Ages: This tour is best suited for adults, families and children 10 yrs. old+. Minors (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. Kids 5 and under are free. Because DuPont is a weapons free park – all guests will need to travel via their cars from our workshop areas to DuPont State Forest.

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