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!

Bush covered in blooming pink flowers hanging over a flowing creek in a green forest
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.

Holly trees with berries grow in the historic forest.
Special Places in the Park

Learn about early park communities and towns that were here before the Prince William Forest Park was created.

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!

4 men stand in a partially constructed cabin of wood and brick
CCC History

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers built 5 cabin camps as well as some roads and dams in the park. Learn about their history here!

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: April 23, 2024

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18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172



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