Access & Parking

For Teachers and Researchers

Forest Access

Sites within the Duke Forest can be reached either on foot or by vehicle. If vehicular access is necessary, keys to the gates can be obtained at the Office of the Duke Forest, Room A233, Levine Science Research Center (LSRC). A $10 refundable key deposit is required.  Most forest roads can accommodate large vans and charter buses.


All teachers and researchers can pick up a parking permit free of charge from the Office of the Duke Forest. The parking permit should be displayed on the dash of each vehicle.

Please be sure to park vehicles to the side of Forest roads and not to block gates with vehicles if you are parking outside of a gate.

Additional Requirements

  • Do not drive over the gate chains
  • Be sure to lock all gates immediately after entering or existing the Forest
  • Drive with caution

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