• dogwood across creek

    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!


Prince William Forest Park is a unit of the National Park Service - Department of Interior. As a federal government site, all employment is announced on USAJobs.


Youth Conservation Corps
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation's environment and heritage. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, and by the U.S. Department of the Interior-Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth, for approximately eight weeks, in a healthful outdoor atmosphere. Learn more!


If a paid position is not available, please consider joining our dedicated corps of volunteers! As unpaid members of our staff, volunteers are essential to park operations and the National Park Service missions. Whether it is as a full-time campground or cabin camp host, or as an electrician, gardner or other member of our maintenance staff, Volunteers-in-Parks are indeed Very Important People. Learn more!

Did You Know?

Visitors recreating in one of the park's picnic areas

Prior to 1948, Prince William Forest Park was named Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area. The name hinted at one of the park's intended uses as a source of recreational opportunities for the inner-city youth of Washington, D.C.