Visitor Center partial closure
Prince William Forest Park Visitor Center will close three days a week begining December 17th, 2013. The closure will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week between December 17th, 2013 to March 1st, 2014.
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!
For example, Eastern National donated over $2,000 in June of 2008 for the park's 1930s Heritage Days event. The money allowed the world-renowned blues masters, Cephas & Wiggens, to highlight the event. Eastern National is paid for the first ever book to be published in Prince William Forest Park, released in the spring of 2009. Visit the Eastern National webpage for more information on their partnership with the National Park Service.
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Did You Know?
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!