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!
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.
Temp. Closure C-Loop Bathroom
Due to sequestration cuts, the C-Loop bathroom at Oak Ridge Campground will remain closed. Please use the B-Loop restroom, a short walking distance away. We apologize for the inconvenience.
How to Donate
Unless the donor specifies how they would like the funds to be spent, general donation account funds are used at the park’s discretion for interpretive, educational or research projects. Large donations may be earmarked for specific projects determined mutually by the donor and the park. Direct contributions can be sent to Prince William Forest Park, 18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle, VA 22172. Checks should be made out to the National Park Service.
Donation of Items
Prince William Forest Park accepts donations of goods that support park needs and museum artifacts for the museum collection. These items can range from picnic tables, compost, and office paper, to important historical artifacts that have been legally obtained. While the National Park Service is grateful for donation of items, individuals wishing to donate an item should contact the park to ensure that it meets a park need. If the item is not determined necessary, a grateful declination of the donation may occur. Please note that it is against National Park Service policy to memorialize or name a feature or facility for an individual.
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to fund and organize projects and activities that help preserve and enhance Prince William Forest Park. The group accepts contributions. For more information, visit their website.
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation upholds this commitment, working to raise the funds necessary to meet the most critical needs of the National Park Service. Through its work, NPF programs fund park conservation and restoration efforts, foster youth engagement, promote citizenship and preserve history in the places where it happened. For more information, visit their website.
Did You Know?
By the 1900s, Beavers were entirely extirpated from Virginia and were difficult to find across the entire lower 48 states due to over-consumption by humans. In 1950, Boy Scouts reintroduced 5 beavers into Prince William Forest Park. Today are more than 80 beavers in the 15,000 acre park.