Visitor Center partial closure
Prince William Forest Park Visitor Center will close three days a week begining December 17th, 2013. The closure will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week between December 17th, 2013 to March 1st, 2014.
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!
Turkey Run Education Center
The Turkey Run Education Center (TREC) is a reservation-required classroom-style facility available for organized groups with recreation activities in the park for $75.00 per day. The facility is available year-round from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. TREC is equipped with tables and chairs to accommodate up to thirty people. Upon The classroom a ceiling-mounted projector, 52 inch LCD screen, and dry-erase white boards (and markers). A drink machine and public restroom are located behind the TREC building.
Emergencies and Safety If an emergency occurs while you are using TREC, contact the nearest park ranger on duty or call the National Park Service Emergency Dispatch Center at 1-866-677-6677 or 9-1-1 using the payphone located in the Turkey Run Ridge Parking lot. Both of these numbers are posted on the payphone. A first aid kit is located in the TREC classroom. Park Rangers are available at the visitor center every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Did You Know?
Prince William Forest Park was used by the Office of Strategic Services (forerunner to the CIA) as a training camp for spies during World War II. Today, you can rent a cabin where spies once learned their trade.