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.
Prince William Forest Park has 15,000 acres of forest, 37 miles of trails, 21 miles of paved and unpaved roads, and 153 historic structures to manage. To most efficiently and accurately manage these resources, park planning efforts are always ongoing.
Click on the link below to view ongoing and past park planning documents. These documents aid park management in planning and protecting Prince William Forest Park.
Long Range Interpretive Plan (7mb) - A plan for the future of interpretation at Prince William Forest Park.
Superintendent's Compendium:This document records the decisions made by the superintendent that dictate park operations including: seasonal hours, carrying capacity and other operational issues.
2006 Visitor Survey Report - see the results of a survey of visitors and area residents to see their perceptions and opinions of park operations. (2mb - pdf)
2006 - Multi-use Trail EA - View the environmental assessment for a proposed multi-use walking/hiking/biking trail in the park.
2005 Business Plan - A look at past, present and future business practices within the park. (3 mb - pdf)
2003 South Valley Trail EA - A look at the possible alternatives for re-routing the South Valley Trails (1.5 mb).
Did You Know?
At over 15,000 acres, Prince William Forest Park protects the largest example of eastern Piedmont forest ecosystem (one of the most heavily altered ecosystems in North America) in the National Park System.