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!
Visit the Natural Side of Northern Virginia!
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Experience a natural refuge a short distance from Washington, DC.
Plan Ahead For A Better Visit
Check out this section for answers to all your questions if you are planning a visit to Prince William Forest Park.
Hiking in the Park
Explore the park on your own two feet.
Bicycling in the Park
Bicyclers of all kinds come the the park for both the on and off road options.
Spy Camp is a 3 day program that will engage the participant in skills and knowledge learned by Office of Strategic Services (OSS) trainees.