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    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

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    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


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Oak Ridge Campground: Will be closed December 1st, 2013 to February 28th, 2014
Oak Ridge campground is a 100-site, wooded campground capable of accommodating tents, RVs, and trailers. The campground is open year-round and is available during the winter months on a first-come, first served basis. From April 30 to October31, reservations are required for B and C loops of the campground on Recreation.gov; A Loop remains first-, first-served. Payment of your park entrance fee is required at the visitor center before proceeding the campground. The fee per campsite is $20 ($10 for Interagency Senior/Access pass holders).

Group Cabin Camping
Groups of 70 to 200+ can enjoy rustic cabin camping in one of the park's 5 historic cabin camps. Group camps boast mess halls, sleeping cabins, craft lodges, ball friends and lake access. Visit the Group Cabin Camping page to find your application.


Rent a Single Historic Cabin
Spend the night in a historic 4, 6 or 10 person cabin. Cots, a ceiling fan, picnic tables and cooking grills make these wooden tents a home away from home. Visit the Rent a Single Historic Cabin page to find your application.


Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground - $40.00 per site
The perfect spot for your group camping trip! Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground has 3 campsites that hold 25 people and 3 campsites that hold 40 people. A group amphitheatre is also available at no extra cost. Reserve your group campsite at Recreation.gov.


Telegraph Picnic Pavilion - $80.00 per day
Need a place for your next family picnic? Telegraph Picnic Pavilion has picnic tables, a covered picnic pavilion, grills, and a restroom facility. The parking lot can hold over 70 cars. The pavilion is available for rental from April to October. Make your reservation for the picnic pavilion on Recreation.gov.


Ranger-led Program - Free
In addition to our public programs, Park Rangers can provide educational and interpretive programs to your group upon request. Want to learn more about the animals and trees? Or how about the history of park and the spies that trained her during World War II? Just ask.... Apply today!


Special Use Permit - $120.00
Do you want to hold a run or race in the park? How about a wedding or other special event? Activities outside of normal park operations must be permitted through the Special Use Permit process. Apply for a Special Use Permit today! The fee for a Special Use Permit Application recently increased, read why here.

Here are some additional documents about applying and requesting Special Use Permits:

Conditions of a Permit - current regulations that are associated when a permit is issued

Commercial Filming and Still Photography - regulations that apply when using the park for commercial filming and still photography

Special Use Permits cost recovery

Questions on Special Use Permits? Email us! Or call 703.221.4706 x.211.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Prince William Forest Park preserves the largest inventory of Civilian Conservation Corps structures (153) in the National Park System. Four of the five cabin camps are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as historic districts.