• dogwood across creek

    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

Park Fun

a young boy examines a spider web

Exploring the woods at Prince William Forest Park.

National Park Service

Join the fun at Prince William Forest Park!

There are many ways for kids and families to enjoy the great outdoors in this 15,000 acre oasis.

Try our letterboxing courses! Follow the clues to learn more about the history of this park.

Or become a Junior Ranger! Complete the Junior Ranger booklet and get sworn in by a ranger at the visitor center.

Or attend a ranger-led program! Let the park rangers guide you through the stories of the forest.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The whitetail deer has a verticle leap of nine feet! This is a handy skill to have when eluding predators. How high can you jump?