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
Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry Closure
Oak Ridge Campground and Chopawamsic Backcountry area will be closed December 1st, 2013 to February 28th, 2014.
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!
With 3 frontcountry campgrounds, 1 backcountry campgrounds and 5 cabin camps, Prince William Forest Park is the premiere camping area in Northern Virginia. Only 35 miles south of Washington, DC, our forested campgrounds are a true outdoor experience close to our nation's capital.
Oak Ridge Campground (tents & RVs) is a 100-site campground with bathrooms, grills and picnic tables, and drive-up campsites. Leashed pets are welcome. Both tents and RVs are welcome in Oak Ridge Campground, though there are no hook-ups for RVs and length restrictions exist. Reservations are required for B and C Loop campsites in Oak Ridge Campground from April 20-October 31. Make a reservation today on Recreation.gov. A-Loop will remain first come, first serve March through November.
Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground (tents only) is a 6-site campground with bathrooms (no showers), grills and picnic tables. Sites hold a maximum of 25 to 40 people and parking is readily available. Alcohol is prohibited at Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground. You can reserve your spot at Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground on Recreation.gov.
Prince William Forest RV Campground (RVs only) is a concessionaire-run campground with full hook-ups for RVs, a pool, and laundry facility.
Chopawamsic Backcountry Area (tents only) is an 8-site, hike-in/hike-out, backcountry campground. Each campsite holds only 2 tents and no campfires are allowed. Pets are also prohibited.
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.