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.
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
Youth Conservation Corps
Prince William Forest Park, a unit of the National Park System, will be hosting a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) work team during the summer of 2014. Apply here!
For over 25 years, youth from the area have worked on park resources such as trails, historic buildings and landscapes by helping to rehabilitate historic cabins and perform cyclic maintenance. This year's program will run from June 23 through August 15, 2013. If you have questions about the YCC program or need more information, call Kathy Caudill at 703- 221-3074 Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Applications from diverse social, economic, ethnic, and racial groups are being sought. YCC staff is employed full-time and will receive $7.75 per hour. One youth up to 19 years old will be considered for the youth group leader and will receive $8.90 per hour. All eligible youth considering a career with the National Park Service or who would like to work outdoor environment this summer, are encouraged to apply for the position.
Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2014 through May 2, 2014. To be eligible, you must have had your 15th birthday by June 23rd but not have your 19th before August 15th. Completed applications should be submitted to:
ATTN. YCC Coordinator
Prince William Forest Park
18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172-1644
Applications may also be faxed to 703-221-4322. Remember, your application must be received by May 3, 2013.
About the National Youth Conservation Corps Program
Did You Know?
Because of its abundance and high sulfur content, Pyrite, also known as "Fool's Gold," was once mined in what is now Prince William Forest Park (1889-1920) to be used in products ranging from light bulbs to soap.