Cabin Camp 4

Cabin Camp 4 Dining Hall
Cabin Camp 4 Dining Hall

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This camp was renovated through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Cabin Camp 4 can accommodate up to 200 visitors. The camp has five units and has a linear arrangement. The units each contain 3 large cabins, a craft lodge, and a bathhouse arranged in a circular pattern. The units are in grassy clearings and are connected by unpaved roads. One unique feature of Cabin Camp 4 is the OSS theater building/recreation hall. No other camp has this type of versatile indoor space. Cabin Camp 4 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Cabin Camp 4 Map
Cabin Camp 4 Map - click to enlarge

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Cabin Camp 4 is set up with five units. In each of the units there are three 12 person cabins. A few other sleeping options are available - the infirmary sleeps 9, the large craft lodge sleeps two. The craft lodge in Cabin Camp 4 (Building 78) is the ONLY craft lodge with sleeping options. Sleeping cabins do not have heat or air conditioning. Campers should bring all gear including bedding and pillows.

Each unit in Cabin Camp 4 has a centralized bathhouse, with three flushing toilets, and a single shower. They have concrete floors, and a large communal trough sink. Located next to Dining Hall (Building 95) there is a large restroom with seven showers, and six toilets. There are four additional restrooms located in the dining Hall, infirmary, central craft lodge and theater. 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 147 people and contains a commercial kitchen.The 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 fire code.

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

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.


Book Now

To stay at Cabin Camp 4, 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



1:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Cabin Camp 4 theater with many guests
Cabin Camp 4 Theater

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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, 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, you may only bring in firewood from outside the park that is USDA certified. You may use firewood supplied by the park if it is available.

Cabin Camp 4 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 handicapped tag, 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 tw vehicles can be parked behind the dining hall at one time.

There is a large field area available for recreational sports. Access to Lake 4 is a short walk from the C Unit. 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 12:00 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.

Cabin on a gravel road
Cabin in Cabin Camp 4

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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 4 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: 16675 Pleasant Rd. Dumfries, VA 22025.


Last updated: October 3, 2018

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18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172


(703) 221-7181

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