• dogwood across creek

    Prince William Forest

    Park Virginia

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    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

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?

Visitors recreating in one of the park's picnic areas

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.