Cabin Camp 5 is set up in two units with cabins that sleeps 2 to 4 people and larger dorm buildings that sleep 24. In the dorm buildings, there are lights, electrical outlets, bunks and mattresses, showers and restrooms. Dorm buildings have heat, but no air conditioning. 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.
Please be aware that cabin campers are obligated to pay the park entrance fee or possess a valid National Park pass.
Each unit has a central restroom with showers. The two dorms in each unit also have restrooms and showers. 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 has 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:
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.
To stay at Cabin Camp 5, fill out the Cabin Camp Application. Submit it and the $25 application fee to:
Prince William Forest Park
ATTN: Cabin Camps
18100 Park Headquarters Rd.
Triangle, VA 22172
Know Before You GoCleaning:
It is the group's responsibility to clean the facilities prior to check-out. We recommend you bring the following items:
All trash will 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 pest free.
Cabin Camp 5 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 valid hangtag, they are permitted to remain parked 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 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 camp. Hiking and biking trails are a short distance from the camp.
The check-in time is 3:00 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 1:00 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
DirectionsGPS Address: 17425 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 right to Cabin Camp 5. Drive one quarter 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 right to Cabin Camp 5. Drive one quarter 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 right to reach Cabin Camp 5. Drive one quarter mile to the parking lot.
Last updated: October 31, 2022