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.
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
Major Henry Everett Carter
Major Henry Everett Carter was born on September 5, 1829 and died on March 10th, 1882. His birthplace was listed as "fairview," Prince William Country, VA. He married Catherine Ann Golden on February 17th, 1833. Catherine was born in Dunnington's Rest, MD (Charles County). They had least 3 children including William Golden, Catherine Penelope, and Margaret Nelson. Catherine, Henry's wife, died in Washington, DC at the age of 101 on December 25, 1934.
Henry's father, Phillip Carter was born on April 15, 1793 in Prince William County and married Sarah Tansill on April 20, 1820. They had 5 children including Henry E., Harrison P., Maria Adelaide; Elisa Ellen; and Susan Virginia. He died in Prince William County on November 10, 1860.
Act of Congress
Land Transfer History
Did You Know?
By the 1900s, Beavers were entirely extirpated from Virginia and were difficult to find across the entire lower 48 states due to over-consumption by humans. In 1950, Boy Scouts reintroduced 5 beavers into Prince William Forest Park. Today are more than 80 beavers in the 15,000 acre park.