Dupont State Recreational Forest

We are currently not offering tours because of COVID and we value our fans safety…but we have a fun virtual option for you!tour photo dupont

While we can’t do our regular tours right now in person during COVID  – We have a great temporary virtual answer! Coming to town? Hunger Games Super Fun Virtual tours are available! Let us tell you all the filming stories no one knows – give you a map and then let you go see the sites with your family on your own at your leisure! While we are not doing our live tours because of COVID- if you are coming to town and want to see the filming sites – We love our fans and we’d be happy to arrange a social distancing meeting or zoom call to tell you about all the being the scenes amazing stories – and then give you a map so you can explore these sites with your friends and family safely on your own at your leisure! It’s 15-30 mins of super fun. Just $5 per person. Call or email us to arrange your virtual tour….Leigh Trapp – 949.610.5560 – leigh@hungergamesfantours.comWe will closely monitor COVID-19 implications and let you know when we feel it is safe to offer tours again. We do have people coming to town to tour the DuPont sites – and we are offering a $5 per person “virtual tour” so that we can tell you all the behind the movie filming stories – and give you a map so you can go see the sites in DuPont safely with your family on your own. If you are interested – please call owner, Leigh Trapp, at 949.610.5570 and we’ll be happy to set up a special virtual tour for you virtually. 

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  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 2.5 hour 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 2.5 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.

Note: 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.

Tours are offered on select Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12:30pm.

Your 2.5 tour experience includes (featuring filming sites at the lower level of DuPont)

  • Experienced, fun, informative guides and staff
  • Re-enactment of scenes with costumes
  • The behind the scenes look at “The Arena” filming locations in Dupont State Recreational Forest
  • Archery workshop/lesson
  • Special effects make-up camouflage lessons
  • Participation in Archery Tag™

Pre-registration is necessary

Cost $30-$35 per person for the 2.5 hour tour.

The 5 hour tour (which includes hiking to see the sites at at upper level of DuPont at Bridal Veil Falls) ranges from $50-$55 per person)

Note: 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 for our 2.5 hour tour. 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 949.610.5570

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.

Asheville/Buncombe County:

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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