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.
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?
Prior to 1948, Prince William Forest Park was named Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area. The name hinted at one of the park's intended uses as a source of recreational opportunities for the inner-city youth of Washington, D.C.