Cabin Camp 2

Cabin Camp 2 cabin surrounded by fall foliage
Cabin Camp 2 Cabin

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Cabin Camp 2 first hosted campers in 1937. For many years, Camp Mawavi, run by the Campfire Girls of America, operated out of this camp. The camp sleeps 149 visitors, and consists of approximately 132 acres. This camp manly contains 4 person cabins, with a few 2 and 6 person cabins mixed in here and there. The units are clustered in a circular arrangement and contain 8 cabins, a bath house, and a lodge. Each unit is in a grassy clearing that is surrounded by dense forest. The large ballfield and lake access in Camp 2 are among the best in the park. Cabin Camp 2 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Cabin Camp 2 Map
Cabin Camp 2 Map - click to enlarge



Cabin Camp 2 is set up in four units with cabins that sleeps 2 to 12 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 5 restrooms throughout the camp - one in A Unit, one in B Unit, one in C Unit, one in D Unit, and one behind the Dining Hall (Building 95). There are also 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.

10 burner stove and large griddle in the cabin camp
Each cabin camp has a 10 burner stove and large griddle

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Kitchen and Dining Hall:
The Dining Hall seats up to 126 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 fire 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 2, 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


Check-In Time

Check-Out Time



4:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Lake 2 in fall
Lake 2 & 5

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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 2 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 2 is a short walk from the A Unit of the camp. Hiking and biking trails are a short distance from the camp.

The check-in time is 4:00 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 2:00 pm. 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.

Sleeping cabin in Cabin Camp 2
Sleeping cabin

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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 2 is located on Route 619 (Joplin Road) approximately 4 miles from I-95. Take a right onto Mawavi Road, and follow the left fork of the road. GPS Address: 17175 Mawavi Rd. Triangle, VA 22172.

Last updated: October 3, 2018

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Triangle, VA 22172


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