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 mainly 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.
Please be aware that cabin campers are obligated to pay the park entrance fee or possess a valid National Park pass.
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, and towels.
There are five 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.
Kitchen and Dining Hall:
The dining hall seats up to 126 people and contains a commercial kitchen. The park provides no food to campers. The dining hall provides wooden tables and benches. The kitchen is equipped with the following:
10 burner gas stove
Food warming station with 4 trays
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, and other kitchen tools. Sleeping is not permitted in the dining hall, per fire code.
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 ten people and has a refrigerator and a private restroom with a shower.
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
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, 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 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 vehicle with a handicap license plate or hangtag, they may park the vehicle 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 unload, they must park 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 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 is not allowed to 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.
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.
GPS Address: 17175 Mawavi Rd. Triangle, VA 22172.
From Points North Use Interstate 95 South. Take Virginia exit 150 onto Joplin Road, Highway 619. Continue on Joplin Road for four and a half miles. Turn right on Mawavi Road. Mawavi Road is gravelled. In one-eighth of a mile, the road comes to a T intersection. Turn left to Cabin Camp 2. Drive one mile to the parking lot.
From Points South Use Interstate 95 North. Take Virginia exit 150. At the stopsign at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left. Continue on Joplin Road for five miles. Turn right on Mawavi Road. Mawavi Road is gravelled. In one-eighth of a mile, the road comes to a T intersection. Turn left to Cabin Camp 2. Drive one mile to the parking lot.
From Points West From the community of Independent Hill, use Joplin Road Highway 619 to approach the camp. Turn left at Mawavi Road. Mawavi Road is gravelled. In one-eighth of a mile, the road comes to a T intersection. Turn left to reach Cabin Camp 2. Drive one mile to the parking lot.