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    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

Visit the natural side of Northern Virginia!

Prince William Forest Park is an oasis, a respite of quiet and calm.  In 1936, Chopawamsic Recreation Area opened its gates to house children's 'relief' camps during the Great Depression.  Renamed Prince William Forest Park in 1948, these fragrant woods and trickling streams have welcomed generations of campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers. Discover Northern Virginia's best kept secret!

Did You Know?

Great Horned Owl

An owl's eyes are fixed in place because their large size provides no room for muscle. To compensate for this, it can turn its head in almost any direction and angle, including the ability to rotate its head nearly 280 degrees. By comparison, people can only turn their heads a mere 90 degrees!