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!
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.
Temp. Closure C-Loop Bathroom
Due to sequestration cuts, the C-Loop bathroom at Oak Ridge Campground will remain closed. Please use the B-Loop restroom, a short walking distance away. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Plan Your Visit
Prince William Forest Park is located only 35 miles south of Washington, DC and directly in between two other National Park Service units - Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Manassas National Battlefield Park. With cabins and campgrounds, Prince William Forest Park is the ideal "home base" for your visit to the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Watch our introductory video below for a quick overview of things to do at Prince William Forest Park.
Did You Know?
At over 15,000 acres, Prince William Forest Park protects the largest example of eastern Piedmont forest ecosystem (one of the most heavily altered ecosystems in North America) in the National Park System.