• dogwood across creek

    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

Cabin Camping

To reserve a cabin or cabin camp at Prince William Forest Park, call the cabin camp office at 703-221-4706 x401 or email us!

 
a cabin in autumn
Cabin Camp 2 in fall.  National Park Service.
 
ping pong at camp one, 1936

What makes the cabin camps historic?
Four of the five cabin camps in Prince William Forest Park are listed on the National Register of Hisoric Places. Each camp is composed of group of wood, stone, and brick structures constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration workers of the Great Depression. The camps were built as summer camps that the government hoped would instill the poor children of Washington, DC with the 'character and health-building' benefits of the great outdoors. In World War II, the camps were used by the Office of Strategic Services as a spy training area.

 
single cabins in fall

Single cabins in fall.

Rent a Historic Cabin
Looking for a way to camp without a tent? Does the idea of sleeping on the cold ground prevent you from camping? Our rustic cabins are the perfect solution! Complete with cots, a ceiling fan, and light bulb these wooden tents are a definite step up from camping in a tent. Cabins sleep 4, 6, or 10 people and come equipped with a picnic table and grill. Cabins are available from May-October. Application for 2013 Camping Season- Renting a Single Historic Cabin!

 
lake at camp2

A craft lodge sits atop of Lake 2.

Rent a Historic Cabin Camp
Looking for a place to take your school group? How about an organizational retreat or family reunion? The 5 historic cabin camps at Prince William Forest Park offer a variety of options. These rustic camps contain sleeping cabins, mess halls with complete kitchens, craft lodges, council rings, and recreational lakes. Sleeping capacity in the camp rangers from around 70 to 200 people. Day use is also permitted.

Apply for Renting a Historic Cabin Camp!

 
Please note that pets are not allowed in any of the cabin camps.

Did You Know?

Great Horned Owl

An owl's eyes are fixed in place because their large size provides no room for muscle. To compensate for this, it can turn its head in almost any direction and angle, including the ability to rotate its head nearly 280 degrees. By comparison, people can only turn their heads a mere 90 degrees!