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    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

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  • 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.

  • 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!

Join Our Friends

Friends of Prince William Forest Park is a non-profit organization formed in 1989. Its purposes include:

  1. Monitoring any actions that affect the park and its ecosystem
  2. Serving as a forum for citizens in decisions affecting the park
  3. Preserving and enhancing the park and its natural and cultural resources


Concerns of the Friends include:

  1. Preserving the Piedmont ecosystem
  2. Preserving the cemetery sites within the park
  3. Preserving the endangered plant and animal species
  4. Protecting the park from encroaching development
  5. Protecting the Quantico Creek watershed and others in the park
  6. Preserving the cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps that are on the National Register of Historic Places
  7. Monitoring all local, state and federal actions having an effect on the park and its boundaries


Meetings are held on the second Sunday every month at 2:00 P.M. in the Multipurpose Building. They feature a business meeting along with informative and interesting programs. Outdoor activities are often scheduled as well. Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. For more information, visit the Friends' website at www.fpwfp.org

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Prince William Forest Park protects the federally threatened orchid Isotria medeoloides, small whorled pogonia, of which several colonies have been identified in the park.