Cabin Camp 1

Cabin Camp 1 Craft lodge
Cabin Camp 1 Craft Lodge

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Cabin Camp 1 was the first camp completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It sleeps 151 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 are newer construction (circa 1980s) and some are handicapped-accessible.

Cabin Camp 1 map
Cabin Camp 1 Map - click to enlarge


Cabin Camp 1 is set up in four units with cabins that sleep 2 to 10 people. In each cabin there are lights, electrical outlets, bunks and mattresses. Sleeping cabins do not have heat or air conditioning. Campers should bring all gear including bedding, pillows, etc.

There are six bathhouses throughout the camp - one in A Unit, one in B Unit, one in C Unit, one in D Unit, one in Building 95, and one in between A and D Unit (Building 75). There are two additional restrooms located in the Dining Hall and Infirmary. Campers are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing floors, shower stalls, sinks, and toilets. Plungers and toilet brushes are provided. Campers should bring hand soap, detergents, and other necessary toiletries. Toilet paper is provided.

Kitchen and Dining Hall:
The Dining Hall seats up to 115 people and commercial kitchen.The Dining Hall provides wooden tables and benches. The kitchen is equipped with the following:

  • 10 burner gas stove
  • 3 ovens
  • Large griddle
  • Walk-in refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Large sinks
  • Food warming station with 4 trays
  • Storage space
  • Plenty of counter space

Groups may do their own cooking or utilize a caterer. 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, etc. Sleeping is not permitted in the Dining Hall, per fine code.

Craft Lodges:
Sleeping is not permitted in the craft lodges. Groups may use the fireplaces inside the Craft Lodges, per fine code.

Groups may use the outside fire pits and fireplaces in the Dining Hall and Craft Lodges.

The Infirmary sleeps 10 people and has a refrigerator and a private restroom with a shower.


Book Now

To stay at Cabin Camp 1, fill out the Cabin Camp Application and submit applications and $25 application fee to:

Prince William Forest Park
ATTN: Cabin Camps
18100 Park Headquarters Rd.
Triangle, VA 22172

Price Per Night Capacity Check-In Time Check-Out Time
$550.00 151 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
Entrance to Cabin Camp 1
Entrance to Cabin Camp 1

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Know Before You Go


It is the group's responsibility to clean the facilities prior to check-out. We recommend you bring the following items:

  • Pine-sol (for floors)
  • Multi-purpose cleaner (environmentally friendly)
  • Glass cleaner (environmentally friendly)
  • Rags and/or paper towels
  • Lemon Juice (for cleaning the griddle)

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, cardboard,etc.


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 handicap vehicle, that vehicle is also permitted to remain at the dining hall. No other vehicles are authorized to remain parked at the dining hall or any other buildings within the cabin camp. 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 2 vehicles can be parked behind the dining hall at one time.


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 cannot 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.

U.S. Park Ranger Vehicle
Prince William Forest Park Law Enforcement Vehicle

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Rules and Regulations

  • All emergencies, accidents, incidents, etc. shall be reported to: 24 HOUR ASSISTANCE LINE - 1-866-677-6677
  • All pets are prohibited in the cabin camp area, cabins and camp buildings (except service animals).
  • Smoking is not permitted in any of the cabins or buildings.
  • Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • To prevent animal and pest problems, campers must place trash in provided covered trash receptacles or carry it out with you.
  • Fires are not permitted outside of the council rings and designated fireplaces.
  • Camping tents, screen tents or other structures are not permitted in the cabin camp.
  • Removal or moving of picnic tables, beds, or mattresses is prohibited.
  • Vandalism of cabins and other buildings is against federal law and is subject to fines and/or prosecution.
  • Electrical appliances (stoves, AC Units, heaters, fans, etc.) are prohibited.
  • No nails, tape, tacks, staples, or screws or other hardware or adhesives may be applied or attached to the interior or exterior of camp buildings and structures or to trees.
  • Facilities that are not included in the permit should not be entered or used at any time.
  • The camp is subject to inspection by the Park Superintendent or his/her representative at any time.
  • The exchange of money is not permitted within the park.


Cabin Camp 1 is located off of Route 234 (Dumfries Road), approximately 3 miles from I-95. Turn left on Pleasant Road, just after the Prince William Forest RV Campground. GPS Address: 16450 Pleasant Rd. Dumfries, VA 22025.

Last updated: October 3, 2018

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Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172


(703) 221-7181

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