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    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

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  • NO FIREWORKS

    Reminder to park visitors. Fireworks are prohibited at Prince William Forest Park.

  • Oak Ridge Campground Site A29 closure

    Oak Ridge Campground site A29 will be closed until safety concerns have been mitigated. Please do not use that site until it has been reopened.

  • Warm Wet Spring = More Ticks

    Please check yourself and your pets for ticks continually during and after your visit. Ticks are less prevelent if you stay on trail or in mowed areas. Wearing light colored clothing helps you spot them before the attach.

  • Firewood

    Outside firewood is prohibited in Prince William Forest Park, unless it is certified USDA 'bug free' firewood. Dead and downed wood may be collected from designated areas for use while in the park. Help us protect the forest from invasive species!

  • Visitor Center Remodel 2014

    Over the next several months there will be new changes coming to the Visitor Center. Presently we are remodeling the bookstore area to give it more of a country theme. Next the exibit area will get all new exhibits. Thank you for your patience and support

For Kids

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The playground at Pine Grove Picnic Area is open for hours of all-natural fun!
 
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Join our Junior Ranger Corps!
Stop by our visitor center or visit our Be a Junior Ranger page to get your free Junior Ranger activity booklet! Either way, when you're done all of your activites, you will get a certificate and junior ranger badge! For the latest Junior Ranger News, download the newest edition of the Junior Ranger Gazette.

 
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Become a Webranger!
Can't visit your favorite national park this summer? Why not become a webranger to learn more about your National Parks without ever leaving your computer?

 
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Let's Move Outside!
Did you know that Prince William Forest Park is 1 of 20 park junior ranger programs selected to be part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Oustide (LMO) initiative. LMO encourages kids and their families to engage it outdoor activities that get hearts pumping and bodies moving. To find a LMO activity in your area or at your next vacation spot, visit their website.

 
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Letterboxing!
Stop by our visitor center and try out our letterboxing courses. Follow the clues to explore the beauty of the park. Find the letterbox and stamp your booklet.

 
1936 kids at play
For almost 70 years, children have been enjoying the cabin camps in Prince William Forest Park. Here, campers from 'Center Camp,' hosted by the Jewish Community Center in Washington, DC enjoy group games at Cabin Camp 2 in 1936.
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Did You Know?

Visitors recreating in one of the park's picnic areas

Prior to 1948, Prince William Forest Park was named Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area. The name hinted at one of the park's intended uses as a source of recreational opportunities for the inner-city youth of Washington, D.C.