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!
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.
Temp. Closure C-Loop Bathroom
Due to sequestration cuts, the C-Loop bathroom at Oak Ridge Campground will remain closed. Please use the B-Loop restroom, a short walking distance away. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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?
Prince William Forest Park was used by the Office of Strategic Services (forerunner to the CIA) as a training camp for spies during World War II. Today, you can rent a cabin where spies once learned their trade.