• dogwood across creek

    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »

    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

Support Your Park

the theatre before and after
The historic, Camp 4 theatre before and after its initial renovation.  The renovation of the building's interior, including the installation of HVAC and museum exhibits, remains unfinished.
National Park Service

We can't do it without you!

National Parks belong to the American people of today... and tomorrow. Click on the links below to discover the many ways that you can help ensure the preservation of Prince William Forest Park and our other national parks!

the park bookstore

the park store

national park service

Shop At Our Cooperating Association Store
A portion of all proceeds from the Eastern National park store go to support the interpretation and education programs at Prince William Forest Park. You can also visit our cooperating association's website.
friends logo

friends of prince william forest park

The Friends of Prince William Forest Park
The 'friends' support Prince William Forest Park in every way. They are our park cheerleaders, defenders, and representatives. You can also visit the friends group website.

volunteer logo
Make America's best idea even better!
Whether you volunteer for 5 hours or 5 years, your volunteer contributions make a difference at Prince William Forest Park. Visit our volunteer page to learn more.
the road ahead

Can I donate to Prince William Forest Park?
The National Park Service welcomes and encourages support from the private sector to supplement public funds appropriated by Congress. Donations come to the National Park Service from individuals, organizations, foundations, corporations, and businesses purely as expressions of support, in response to the donor’s awareness of needs. Whatever the motivation, private sector funds and in-kind contributions enhance the ability of the National Park Service to carry out its programs and activities. Find out on our donations page.

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.