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!

Plan Your Visit to Prince William Forest Park

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.

An annual event dedicated to providing visitors a look into Prince William Forest Park's history.

Heritage Festival

At Heritage Festival, many exhibitors display objects related to the park and to the natural world.

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.

A hiker in the woods

Hiking in the Park

Explore the park on your own two feet.

Visitor bicycling downhill on Scenic Drive

Bicycling in the Park

Bicyclers of all kinds come the the park for both the on and off road options.

A young park visitor stops to look closely at a tree

Activities for Kids

There are a wide variety of activities that give children an opportunity to explore and learn.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172

Phone:

(703) 221-7181
Visitor Center

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