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    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

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  • 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.

  • 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!

Special Use Permits

Do you want to conduct research in Prince William Forest Park? Or perhaps you need a research permit?

Or do you want to host an event in Prince William Forest Park?

A wedding?
A community run- or walk-a-thon?
A public gathering or demonstration?

If so then you need a Special Use Permit.

All special use permits in Prince William Forest Park are coordinated out of the National Park Service, National Capital Region Park Programs Office. Their office will work with park staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all. Visit the Park Programs Website for permit applications and information. You can also contact them by phone at (202) 619-7225 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., holidays excepted.

For information about locations and conditions in Prince William Forest Park - E-mail us!

Special Use Permits ensure that the requested activity is appropriate to the area, that it will not unreasonably interfere with the use of the park by the general public, and that it will not adversely affect park resources or park operations. Permits also ensure compliance with park regulations, establish a contact person and alert park maintenance and law enforcement rangers to upcoming special events. Please remember that permits do not guarantee space will be available at your selected location.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Prince William Forest Park preserves the largest inventory of Civilian Conservation Corps structures (153) in the National Park System. Four of the five cabin camps are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as historic districts.