Cabin Camp 1 was the first camp in the park completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's. It sleeps 205 visitors. Its dining hall and craft lodges are some of the best examples of rustic architecture in the park. Stone foundations and fireplaces and whole log supports showcase the beautiful native materials used by the CCC in construction. The sleeping cabins in this camp host 2 to 10 campers per unit and are newer construction (circa 1980s). Some sleeping cabins are handicapped-accessible.
Groups may do their own cooking or utilize a caterer. The park provides no food to campers. Groups may use the fireplaces inside the dining hall. Campers are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the dining hall after use. Campers should bring utensils, pots, pans, baking sheets, cutlery, and other cooking tools. Sleeping is not permitted in the dining hall, per fire code.
Prince William Forest Park
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It is the group's responsibility to clean the facilities prior to check-out. We recommend you bring the following items:
The park provides brooms, mops and mop buckets.
All trash shall be deposited in trash cans that are located throughout the camp. Trash cans should be emptied daily into the receptacles behind the dining hall. We encourage recycling and these receptacles are also located outside of the dining halls. Recyclable trash includes cans, plastic bottles, and cardboard.
Groups may use the outside fire pits and fireplaces in the dining hall and craft lodges. In order to avoid the spread of invasive and forest damaging pests, firewood purchased or brought from outside the park must be USDA certified.
Cabin Camp 1 has a designated parking area. One vehicle is permitted to remain at the dining hall throughout your encampment. If a member of your group has a vehicle with handicap license plate or hangtag, they are allowed to park that vehicle at the dining hall. Campers are allowed to park at the dining hall to unload vehicles, but once they are unloaded they must be parked in the designated parking area. No more than two vehicles can be parked behind the dining hall at one time. It is recommended that visitors carpool as much as possible.
There is a large field area available for recreational sports. Access to Lake 1 is a short walk from the C Unit of the camp. Hiking and biking trails are a short distance from the camp.
The check-in time is 1:00 pm. The Permitee must be present for the check-in process. A park staff member or designee will inspect the facilities and cover emergency procedures, specific cleaning procedures and provide last minute information. The group is not allowed to occupy the camp prior to the official check-in.
The check-out time is 11:00 am. The camp must be clean and emptied of all Permitee and guest’s equipment, trash and personal effects prior to the time of check-out. The Permitee must be present for the check-out process. A park staff member or designee will inspect the facilities for damage and cleanliness.
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GPS Address: 16450 Pleasant Rd. Dumfries, VA 22025.
Last updated: December 11, 2023