Cabin Camp 5

Cabin Camp 5 Dormitory
Cabin Camp 5 craft lodge

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Cabin Camp 5 was the last camp to be completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA). The camp accommodates 212 visitors in summer, and 104 visitors in winter, thanks to its large dorm buildings and bathrooms. Thd dining hall, dormitories, and bath houses are heated, so this camp to be rented year-round. This is also the only camp to have an outdoor picnic pavilion with a stage, concrete floor, and fireplace.

Map of Cabin Camp 5
Cabin Camp 5 Map - click to enlarge

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Cabin Camp 5 is set up in two units. There are large dormitories, that sleeps 26 in each unit, in addition to other cabins that sleep 2 to 10 people. The dormitories have heat for the winter months, 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 and pillows.

There is a central bath house in each unit with 6 flushing toilets and showers. There are bathrooms in the dormitories with 2 flushing toilets and 2 showers. 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.

10 burner stove and griddle in the cabin camps
The kitchen has a 10 burner stove and large griddle

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Kitchen and Dining Hall:
The dining hall seats up to 120 people and has a 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 hall after use. Campers should bring utensils, pots, pans, baking sheets, and cutlery. Sleeping is not permitted in the dining hall, per local fire 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 ten people and has a refrigerator and a private restroom with a shower.


Book Now

To stay at Cabin Camp 5, 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




3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.




3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

3 sleeping cabins covered in snow
Cabin Camp 5 is the only cabin camp available in the winter months

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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 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 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 are 2 large field area available for recreational sports, in addition to a ballfield. Access to Lake 5 is a short walk from the A Unit of the camp. There are also two large council rings. 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 cannot 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.

Cabin Camp 5 fire ring
Cabin Camp 5 Fire Pit

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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 5 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: 17425 Mawavi Rd. Triangle, VA 22172


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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