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!

Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

Planning a visit to the park this spring? Check the latest updates on safety guidelines, available services, and more.

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 campsites available.

Trees grow in the historic forest

Special places in the park

Trees grow in the historic forest.

A foot trail in summer surrounded by vegetation.

What grows here?

Discover the amazing ecology of the piedmont forest.

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

Take a hike

Get out on the trails and enjoy some time outdoors!

Visitors watch the blacksmith

Heritage Festival

Visitors to Heritage Festival watch the Blacksmith heat steel. Heritage Festival demonstrates what the park was like in its early years.

Spy Camp

Spy Camp

Spy Camp is a 3 day program that will engage the participant in skills and knowledge learned by Office of Strategic Services (OSS) trainees.

Last updated: July 5, 2022

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18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle , VA 22172


703 221-7181

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