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.
Some other common plants that you might find in Prince William Forest Park include the following:
Unlike most plants, Indian Pipe is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Rather than generating its energy from sunlight it receives its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it does not need sunlight in order to grow Indian pipe can grow in some off the darkest areas of a forest.
Breaking or tearing the leaves produces a pungent odor similar to a skunk. Skunk cabbage was used extensively for its medicinal purposes by Native Americans. While this leaves are not toxic to the touch they should not be eaten until dried.
Did You Know?
The whitetail deer has a verticle leap of nine feet! This is a handy skill to have when eluding predators. How high can you jump?