Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry Closure
Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry area will be closed December 1st, 2013 to February 28th, 2014.
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!
Please remember that fireworks are prohibited in Prince William Forest Park.
There are many snakes in Prince William Forest Park. They are usually seen sunning themselves on the rocks along Quantico Creek or soaking up the warmth of the pavement on Scenic Drive.
If you see a snake along Scenic Drive or along Quantico Creek, please do not attempt to touch or move the snake. Whether walking or driving, please give the snake a wide berth and continue on your way.
Here are some of the snakes of Prince William Forest Park.
Northern Copperhead - poisonous
Photo courtesy of Andrew Hoffman
Timber Rattlesnake - venomous
Did You Know?
Prince William Forest Park was used by the Office of Strategic Services (forerunner to the CIA) as a training camp for spies during World War II. Today, you can rent a cabin where spies once learned their trade.