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    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

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  • NO FIREWORKS

    Reminder to park visitors. Fireworks are prohibited at Prince William Forest Park.

  • Oak Ridge Campground Site A29 closure

    Oak Ridge Campground site A29 will be closed until safety concerns have been mitigated. Please do not use that site until it has been reopened.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

Our Partners

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The Friends of Prince William Forest Park is a true park partner. The Friends hosts fun events in the park, advocate for park protection, and donate funds for park projects. To learn more about the Friends, visit their website at www.fpwfp.org.
 
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Eastern National is the Prince William Forest Park's cooperating associations. They operate the store in the park visitor center to broaden the public's understanding of the park and its stories. Eastern National donates a portion of the store proceeds to visitor services and interpretation projects.

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
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) is a volunteer-based organization, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. The PATC was founded in 1927 by the visionaries who planned and built the Appalachian Trail. The club now manages more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with cabins, shelters, and hundreds of acres of conserved land. More than 20 volunteers work with PATC in Prince William Forest Park to maintain our 37 miles of trails, construct trail bridges and new trails, and aid the park on various trail projects.

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.