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    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

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  • 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

  • Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry Closure

    Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry area will be closed December 1st, 2013 to February 28th, 2014.

  • 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!

Preservation

An important part of preserving the historic integrity of Prince William Forest Park is preserving information about the park's varied past. Use the links below to access the many research papers, reports, and documents that help us manage the preservation of Prince William Forest Park.

New for 2012:
Review the park's proposed plan to upgrade the roofs on the historic park cabins: Balancing Historic Preservation and Environmental Stewardship

Also new in 2012, the entireity of Prince William Forest Park, not just the individual camps was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places! View the nomination here.

 

National Historic Register Nominations and Other Documentation
Did you know that Prince William Forest Park has 6 nominations to the National Register of Historic Places? Click on the links below to view the nominations and other research documents for the individual camps and one for the architecture of all of the camps.

 
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Cabin Camp 1 Craft Lodge

Cabin Camp 1
The first cabin camp built in the park. Extra extra... read all about it!
Nomination Form
Photos
Cultural Landscape Inventory

 
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Cabin Camp 2
Known to some as Camp Mawavi, Cabin Camp 2 holds a special place in the heart of many.

Nomination Form
Photos

 
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Cabin Camp 3
Cabin Camp 3 was originally designed with small children, or 'tots,' in mind.

Nomination Form
Photos

 
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Cabin Camp 4
Cabin Camp 4 was the longstanding home of Camp Pleasant operated by Family and Child Services of Washington, DC.

Nomination Form
Photos

 
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Emergency Conservation Works Architecture
It may have been a work project, meant to give men jobs during the great depression, but the camps at Prince William Forest Park are beautiful. Thoughtfully planned and meant to convey a pioneer spirit, learn more about the architecture of Prince William Forest Park's historic cabin camps.
Nomination Form

 
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What About Camp 5?
Cabin Camp 5 was the last of the 5 cabin camps constructed in Prince William Forest Park. The camp was not nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, however, since modifications to the buildings over the years were significant enough to compromise their historic integrity.

 

Did You Know?

Eastern Box Turtle

Capable of living as long as 100 years, the Eastern Box Turtle is Prince William Forest Park's longest living reptile, and if conditions are just right, can spend their entire life in an area no larger than a football field.