All camping reservations, with the exception of those for the Prince William Forest RV Campground, must be reserved through Recreation.gov. All reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 444-6777. A permit is required to enter the Chopawamsic Backcountry Area and can only be obtained at the visitor center on a first come, first served basis.
Park Entrance Fees
2021 Fee-Free DaysNational parks across the country will waive park entrance fees on these dates in 2021. Mark your calendars for these fee-free days:
Prince William Forest Park Fee Pay AppIntroducing a new way to digitally pay the park entrance fee. You may now purchase your entrance fees for the park through the Prince William Forest Park Fee Pay App. Conveniently make payments from anywhere with no additional charge. The app is available for download in the App Store and with Google Play.
Prince William Forest Park Annual Pass
The Prince William Forest Park annual pass provides unlimited entry to the park for one year through the month of purchase (example - a pass purchased on January 1, 2021 will be valid through January 31, 2022). The pass covers admission for the passholder (who must be present) and all individuals in a single vehicle, or for the passholder and three adults who walk into the park. The pass can be purchased at the visitor center or entrance station (when in operation).
'America the Beautiful' Annual and Lifetime Passes
The 'America the Beautiful' National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at all National Park Service sites and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
How Does It Work?
Passes can be purchased or obtained at the Prince William Forest Park visitor center or entrance station (when in operation), or at any National Park Service site that charges an entrance fee. Valid criteria is required to purchase/obtain some passes (see information specific to each pass below). Select passes are also available for purchase at USGS.gov.
'America the Beautiful' Annual Pass
Senior Annual and Lifetime Passes
Cost and Duration: $20 - Annual, $80 - Lifetime
Active Duty U.S. Military, Veteran, and Gold Star Family Pass
Every Kid Outdoors 4th Grade Pass
Free Passes for 5th Graders through August 2021
Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. A new voucher is now available for 5th grade students for the rest of the school year! For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, U.S. fifth graders can bring their families to national parks, national forests and grasslands, wildlife refuges and other Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed public lands and waters for free!
Last updated: April 11, 2021