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.
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
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?
An owl's eyes are fixed in place because their large size provides no room for muscle. To compensate for this, it can turn its head in almost any direction and angle, including the ability to rotate its head nearly 280 degrees. By comparison, people can only turn their heads a mere 90 degrees!