Group Cabin Camping

For in-depth information on the facilities in each of the 5 historic camps, click on the links below or call the cabin camp office 703-221-4706 ext. 401. You can also email us your questions!

2019 Cabin Camp Application - Download Application here
2018 Cabin Camp application - Download Application here

lodge in camp 1
The craft lodges in Cabin Camp 1 are a great place to gather with family and friends.

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Price For Each Cabin Camp

Prices for Cabin Camps
ping pong at camp one, 1936

What Makes the Cabin Camps Historic?

Four of the five cabin camps in Prince William Forest Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each camp is composed of group of wood, stone, and brick structures constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration workers of the Great Depression. The camps were built as summer camps that the government hoped would instill the poor children of Washington, DC with the 'character and health-building' benefits of the great outdoors. In World War II, the camps were used by the Office of Strategic Services as a spy training area.

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Cabin Camp 1

Cabin Camp 1 was the first camp completed by the CCC. It sleeps 151 visitors. Its dining hall and craft lodges are some of the best examples of rustic architecture in the park. Stone foundations and fireplaces and whole log supports showcase the beautiful native materials used by the CCC in construction. The sleeping cabins in this camp are newer construction (circa 1980s) and some are even handicapped-accessible. Learn more about Cabin Camp 1.

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Cabin Camp 2

Cabin Camp 2 first hosted campers in 1937. For many years, Camp Mawavi, run by the Campfire Girls of America, operated out of this camp. This camp mainly contains 4 person cabins, with a few two and 6 person cabins mixed in here and there. The large ballfield and lake access in Camp 2 is one of the best in the park. This camp sleeps 149 visitors. Learn more about Cabin Camp 2.

inside a craft lodge

Cabin Camp 3

For the smaller groups, Cabin Camp 3 might suit your needs perfectly. This camp has a linear layout, and sleeps 76 visitors. Cabin Camp 3’s 10-person cabins make it one of the best in the park for group outings. The beautiful brick fireplaces in the Dining Hall and Craft Lodges give this camp a unique character. Learn more about Cabin Camp 3.


Cabin Camp 4

The 199 visitors who can sleep in this Cabin Camp 4 can enjoy the new roofs and windows that will help ensure that these historic structures last for future generations. Cabin Camp 4 has mostly 10-person sleeping cabins. While this camp is the only one without a fireplace in its dining hall, the theatre building/gymnasium in the camp is the only one in the park. Learn more about Cabin Camp 4.


Cabin Camp 5

Cabin Camp 5 was the last camp to be completed by the CCC and WPA. The camp offers the largest capacity (212 in summer, 104 in winter) due to the large dorm buildings and bathrooms. This is also the only camp with heat which allows this camp to be rented year round. This is also the only camp to have an outdoor picnic pavilion located inside the camp. Learn more about Cabin Camp 5.


Camp Facilities and Amenities

Each cabin camp includes sleeping cabins, bathrooms, a mess hall, craft lodge, and access to a ballfield. All cabins are equipped with overhead lighting; they are NOT equipped with air conditioning. Large barrel drum grills are available by reservation and for an additional fee.

Parking is very limited in each of the camps. The park recommends that campers carpool. Parking is available only in parking lots and overflow lots. Parking outside of designated spaces is prohibited, and will be enforced.

Sleeping Cabins
Sleeping cabins are equipped with single cots, closets, and mattresses.

Most bathroom facilities include hot showers and flush toilets.

Dining Halls
Mess halls feature commercial size ovens, stove tops and griddles, walk-in refrigerators, large freezers, and spacious areas for dining.

Craft Lodges
Craft lodges have fireplaces and craft tables, making these buildings a perfect place for meetings, gatherings or craft activities.

Campfire Circles
All camps have a campfire circle surrounded by benches.

These large open spaces were once the location of the CCC tent cities and barracks as they built the cabin camps. Today, they are large grassy areas with baseball backstops. The park does not supply athletic equipment, so bring your own kit for your sport or activity of choice.

Last updated: October 3, 2018

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