Visit the Natural Side of Northern Virginia!

Prince William Forest Park is an oasis, a respite of quiet and calm. In 1936, Chopawamsic Recreation Area opened its gates to house children's 'relief' camps during the Great Depression. Renamed Prince William Forest Park in 1948, these fragrant woods and trickling streams have welcomed generations of campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers. Discover Northern Virginia's best kept secret!

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Experience a natural refuge a short distance from Washington, DC.

The Swinging Bridge seen from a distance from Laurel Loop Trail

Outdoor Activities

The opportunities are endless with hiking trails, bicycle-accessible roads and trails, campgrounds, and over 100 cabins.

An historic cabin surrounded by blooming dogwood trees.

Camping Reservations

Want to make a camping reservation? The park has tent, cabin, and RV campsite available.

Arrowhead at Prince William Forest Park

Visit With Confidence

Plan ahead for a better visit. Check out this section for answers to all your questions.

Hiker on the trail

Hiking in the Park

Explore the park on your own two feet.

Smokey Bear and four young children share a hug and pose for a photograph

Heritage Fest in the Fall

Heritage Festival celebrates the past with fun, food, music and demonstrations.

Last updated: May 18, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172


(703) 221-7181

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