Fees & Passes

Park Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee Type Current Fee Time Frame
Vehicle $20 Valid seven consecutive days
Motorcycle and Bicycle $15 Valid seven consecutive days
Walk-In $10 Valid seven consecutive days
Annual Pass for Prince William Forest Park $35 Valid one year from month of purchase

If the visitor center and entrance station are closed, visitors are welcome to buy a pass to enjoy Prince William Forest Park online by clicking the button below.
Purchase Passes

Prince William Forest Park Annual Pass

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).
Cost: $35
Eligibility: No criteria needed - available to everyone (non-U.S. citizens included)

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Prince William Forest Park Digital Pay

NEW (1/1/2022) - Digitial pay option for park annual pass and entrance fees. Scan the QR image with a mobile device camera or QR app to access pay options or visit www.recreation.gov/sitepass/prwi

NOTE: We ask visitors that are currently using the PWFP Fee Pay app to not make any new purchases on this app after 12/31/2021

For visitors that are using the PWFP Fee Pay app, we will honor all valid transactions on that app until 12/31/2022. This will cover anyone who as purchased an annual park pass during 2021.
Entrance Station
Entrance fees can be paid at the entrance station or visitor center.


Camping Fees

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.

Camping fees do not include admission to the park. All visitors must pay an entrance fee in addition to any applicable camping fees.

Camping Current Fee Time Frame
Oak Ridge Campground $26 Per site, per night
Oak Ridge site with Senior or Access Pass $13 Per site, per night
Chopawamsic Backcountry Area Free 7 consecutive days or 14 days total per calendar year
Turkey Run Group Campground 25-person site $65 Per site, per night
Turkey Run Group Campground 40-person site $80 Per site, per night
Turkey Run Group Campground Amphitheater $40 Per day
Prince William Forest RV Campground call 888-737-5730 for rates Operated by concessionaire
Individual Cabin Fees at Cabin Camp 3
4-person cabin $50 per cabin, per night
6-person cabin $60 per cabin, per night
10-person cabin $70 per cabin, per night

2022 Fee-Free Days

National parks across the country will waive park entrance fees on these dates in 2023. Mark your calendars for these fee-free days:

'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.

Annual passes are valid for one year through the month of purchase (example: a pass purchased/obtained on January 1, 2021 is valid through January 31, 2022). Lifetime passes are valid for the duration of the passholder's life.

A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for the passholder and all passengers in a personal vehicle, or for the passholder and up to 3 other adults at sites that charge a per-person fee. Children ages 15 and under are admitted free. The passholder must be present in order for the pass to be used. Passes cannot be purchased/obatined as gifts with the exception of the 'America the Beautiful' Annual Pass which requires no criteria to purchase.

For Pass Program Definitions and more detailed information, please visit this page for more information. (USDA, FS, NPS, FWS, BLM, BOR, ASACE)

2021 Annual Pass
2021 'America the Beautiful' Annual Pass


'America the Beautiful' Annual Pass

Cost: $80
Eligibility: No criteria needed - available to everyone (non-U.S. citizens included)
Additional Information:

  • The 'America the Beautiful' Annual Pass is the only pass in this series that can be purchased as a gift for someone else. All other passes are non-transferrable and require criteria to purchase/obtain.
2021 Senior Passes
2021 Senior Passes


Senior Annual and Lifetime Passes

Cost and Duration: $20 - Annual, $80 - Lifetime
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 62 and over. A valid I.D. showing proof of age is required.
Additional Information:

  • Provides a 50% discount on camping fees at Prince William Forest Park.
  • Seniors who purchase annual Senior Passes for four years can trade them in for a Lifetime Senior Pass at no additional charge.
  • Information about the changes made to the Senior Pass program in 2017 is available here.
2021 Access Pass
2021 Access Pass


Access Pass

Cost: Free
Duration: Lifetime of the passholder
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. No age requirement.
Additional Information:

  • Provides a 50% discount on camping fees at Prince William Forest Park.
2021 Military Pass
2021 Military Pass


Active Duty U.S. Military, Veteran, and Gold Star Family Pass

Cost: Free
Duration: Annually for active duty personnel. Indefinitely for veterans and Gold Star Families (unless the Secretarial Order and/or FLREA are amended, superseded, or revoked/expired)
Eligibility: Available for active duty U.S. military personnel and dependents with Active Duty ID, U.S. military veterans, and Gold Star Families

Acceptable forms of ID to receive this pass:
Active Duty Military- Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173)
Veteran - VA Medical ID, Choose VA, or State Drivers License noting Veteran status. NOTE: Form DD-214 will not be accepted as a valid form of proof for veteran status.
Gold Star Families - Must present a valid Gold Star Family voucher.

Additional information on veteran and Gold Star family requirements is also available.

2021 4th Grade Pass
2021 4th Grade Pass


Every Kid Outdoors 4th Grade Pass

Cost: Free
Duration: September - August of the year that the passholder is in 4th grade or eligible learning equivalent
Eligibility: U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age). A valid Every Kid Outdoors voucher must be presented in order to receive the pass. Paper copies only - emails and screenshots cannot be accepted.
Additional Information:

  • 4th grade educators and group leaders can help their students or group receive the Fourth Grade Pass by visiting EveryKidOutdoors.gov.
2021 Volunteer Pass
2021 Volunteer Pass


Volunteer Pass

Cost: Free
Duration: Annual
Eligibility: Individuals with 250 service hours with the National Park Service or other federal agencies that participate in the 'America the Beautiful' Interagency Pass Program.

For more information on volunteering at Prince William Forest Park, please review the volunteer page or visit Volunteer.gov

Last updated: December 12, 2022

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