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
We hope this information will be useful in planning your visit. We are continually working to upgrade facilities for accessibility and to improve park access for all visitors. While not all facilities are fully accessible, park rangers are happy to assist any visitor with special needs.
The visitor center has reserved parking and is accessible by ramp. The restrooms, exhibit area, bookstore, information desk and drinking fountain are fully wheelchair-accessible.
Oak Ridge Campground, numerous campsites and the restroom located at the B-loop is wheelchair-accessible (complete with shower facilities). The amphitheater is wheelchair-accessible. Rangers present evening slide programs frequently in spring, summer and fall.
Turkey Run Ridge Campground, the restroom, campsites and parking areas are wheelchair-accessible.Cabin Camp 1, numerous buildings are wheelchair-accessible.
The Golden Access Passport is a free lifetime entrance permit to all federal parks, monuments and recreation areas. It also provides a 50% reduction of camping fees (not including concessionaires). The Golden Access Passport is issued to United States residents who have a permanent disability. Inquire at the park visitor center or entrance station.
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.