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.

The latest information on bridge repairs in the park

Bridge Repairs in Progress

The latest information on bridge repairs and possible detours in the park.

Entrance to the visitor center on a sunny summer day

Visit with confidence

Plan ahead for a better visit.

A man and woman with a dog hike a forest trail

Take a hike

A man and a woman with a German shepherd hike a trail in summer

Last updated: February 19, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172


(703) 221-7181

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