Mask Up AT ALL TIMES in the Duke Forest

Pine Cone man with mask on. Text says Masks are now required AT ALL TIMES on Duke property including the Duke Forest

Duke Administration released a statement on November 24th stating that in accordance with Governor Cooper’s executive order and Duke University’s implementation of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are now required AT ALL TIMES on all Duke property including the Duke Forest. Read the full announcement here: Read More

Duke Forest Fall Zoom Backgrounds

Many of our lives have been virtualized during this pandemic. We are spending more and more time in front of screens and on video conferencing calls. Because many of us are also at home, we might like to retain a bit of privacy while on our video calls by blocking… Read More

COVID-19: 8/18/20 Update

The roads and trails within the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory, as well as the Al Buehler Cross Country Trail and the Sally Meyerhoff Fitness Loop, at Duke University remain accessible to the public for recreation use… Read More

Masks required in the Duke Forest

Duke "we're in this Together" distancing graphic with Pine Cone Man wearing a mask and description of mask rule

In coordination with public health measures implemented by Duke University, masks are now required when passing others in the Duke Forest and when social distance (>6ft.) cannot be maintained. So, please carry a mask with you, and put it on when passing others. While there have been exceptions to requirements… Read More

Think “Safety First” in the Duke Forest

by Katie Krejsa as part of a recreation management assignment in the Nicholas School’s Forest Practicum class this Spring. While the Duke Forest is a beautiful place to get outside and explore nature, it is important for recreational users to be aware of their surroundings and the inherent risks that… Read More

360° Views of the Duke Forest

EXPERIENCE THE FOREST FROM HOME – NEW 360° TOURNo matter where you are you can experience summer in the Duke Forest at these six 360° photo locations. The Duke Forest is a dynamic teaching and research laboratory with a rich cultural and natural heritage. These shots feature six highly important… Read More