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!
Plan Your Visit
Check out this section for answers to all your questions if you are planning a visit to Prince William Forest Park.
Creatures In The Park
Find out more about the birds and natural resources of the park.
Learn About the History
Explore the vast history of Prince William Forest Park. Learn about the people, places, and stories that are protected.
Want to make a camping reservation? Both cabin, tent, and RV sites are available.