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!


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Free Pass for Active Duty Military!

We are proud to provide free access to all federal recreation lands. Bring your AD or dependent ID to the visitor center to pick up your pass.

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Campsites in Oak Ridge Campground are available on a first come-first served basis. Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground can be reserved year round.

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Want to stay up on park happenings? Emergency closures? How about special events and announcements? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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