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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

Turkey Run Education Center

Inside the Turkey Run Education Center.
The Turkey Run Education Center classroom.
National Park Service.

TREC Application

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.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given due to cancellations. Reservations may be rescheduled for a future date.


Check-in is no earlier than 8:00 am. Check-out must be by 5:00 pm or as listed on your permit.


Parking is available in the Turkey Run Ridge parking lot, however, space is limited as this is a public parking area. Carpools are encouraged.

Leader Responsibility

The group leader is responsible for ensuring the group's compliance to the rules and regulations of the National Park Service.

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?

Office of Strategic Service (OSS) recruits learning Morse code during the Second World War

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.