• dogwood across creek

    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

Operating Hours & Seasons

3 season
Beautiful and serene Quantico Creek flows in all four seasons.

With cross-country skiing in winter, striking fall foliage in autumn, and great spring and summer recreation spots, Prince William Forest Park is a four-season destination. Despite slight increases in visitation during the summer months and on the weekends, getting away from the crowds is never a problem.

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Camping/Cabin Seasons
Cabin Camping is for large groups is available in Cabin Camp 5 year round. All other cabins and cabin camps are closed from April to October.

Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground open all year around

Oak Ridge Campground (tents and RVs)

Chopawamsic Backcountry Area

To find out more about reserving cabins or campgrounds, visit our Reservations & Applications page.

The park visitor center in 1956.

The Prince William Forest Park visitor center in 1956. 

National Park Service

Visitor Center
Friday to Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays.

The visitor center is 1/2 mile from the park entrance.

Special Programs
Ranger led programs and activities are held throughout the year. Contact the visitor center or visit our Schedule of Events page for more information.

The visitor center features exhibits on the park's historic and natural resources. Ask to see 1936 film on the park during your visit!

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.