As a unit of the National Park Service, Prince William Forest Park is goverened by various laws, policies and regulations. Each park is shaped by its enabling legislation, or the law passed by congress that specifically created or designated the area as a unit of the National Park Service. Various other laws, policies, and regulations affect how parks operate. Here are some of the laws and policies that govern Prince William Forest Park.
Superintendent's Compendium (2019)
2006: National Park Service Management Policies (document is being edited for accessibility)
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
See sections 18.2-279 through 18.2-312
Record of Determination
3/20/2020 - Record of Determination to temporarily convert Chopawamsic Backcountry to a Day Use Only facility. signed document
3/24/2020 - Record of Determination to temporarily suspending all events and demonstrations in the park. signed document
4/10/2020 - Record of Determination for Park Closure. signed document
Last updated: April 10, 2020