Visitor Center partial closure
Prince William Forest Park Visitor Center will close three days a week begining December 17th, 2013. The closure will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week between December 17th, 2013 to March 1st, 2014.
Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry Closure
Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry area will be closed December 1st, 2013 to February 28th, 2014.
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!
Follow the Path to Learning - Letterbox!
Letterboxing is an outdoor hobby that combines elements of orienteering and puzzle solving. Prince William Forest Park has created its own letterboxing course for kids close to the visitor center. Print out the booklets below or bring them to the park or stop by the visitor center and ask a ranger for a booklet.
Use the letterboxing booklets (PDF) to follow the clues to a small, weatherproof box containing a logbook and a rubber stamp.
Letterboxing Booklet 1: Piedmont Forest
Letterboxing Booklet 2: Laurel Loop Trail
Did You Know?
Prince William Forest Park protects the federally threatened orchid Isotria medeoloides, small whorled pogonia, of which several colonies have been identified in the park.