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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

Fees & Reservations

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The park entrance station is a great way to meet a ranger and contribute to projects with direct visitor connections.

Your entrance and campground fees go directly back to visitor improvement projects. For more information on how we've improved visitor services via your fee dollars, visit our Your Fee Dollars at Work page. Here is a list of all fees and reservations that can be made at Prince William Forest Park:


Entrance Fees: 16 yrs of age and up

$5.00 per single passenger vehicle (less than 14 passengers), valid for 7 consecutive days
$3.00 per person walk-in, bike in or per motor cycle (also 7 days); per person charge for vehicle over 14 passengers.
$20.00 Annual Pass, provides entry for pass holder and occupants of a single personal vehicle (capacity of 14 passengers or less).


Annual and Lifetime Passes
These passes provide annual or lifetime access to all Federal Recreation Lands (national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges etc...)

$80.00 Annual Pass
$10.00 Senior Pass (Lifetime, for persons 62 and up)
FREE Access Pass (Lifetime, for persons with a permanent disability)
FREE Volunteer Pass (Annual, for persons who volunteer more than 500 hours with the NPS)
FREE Military Pass ($80 value. Free to any United States Active Duty Military Personnel & their dependents with valid AD ID.)


Camping Fees

$20 Oak Ridge Campground per site, per night (6 people per site)
Varies Cabin Camping Rates vary per cabin size and cabin camp capacity. Visit the Cabin Camping page or call 703-221-4706 x401 for more information.
$10 Oak Ridge Campground per site, per night, Senior/Access passholders
$40 Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground per site, per night (25-40 people per site)
$32-$35 Prince William Forest RV
Rates for 2 people: $32 (elec/water)/$35 (full hookups); $4.00 per person extra person charge Good Sam or Senior Discount 10% (62 & over) Children 5 years old & under no charge Dump station fee (non-guest) $20.00

Other Fees:

$80.00 Telegraph Picnic Pavilion Pavilion Rental, per day


Other Free Reservations:

Chopawamsic Backcountry Area Primitive Camping with no fee/Permit required
Recreation Equipment Tents, Wiffleball sets, and more!

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.