These cabin camps are rented to large groups of people. For in-depth information on the facilities in each of the five historic camps, click on the links below. You may call the cabin camp office at 703-221-5843. You may also email us your questions! To rent a cabin for just you or your family, see our webpage for individual cabins.
Rates and Availability
Some camps may not be available year-round due to low demand and lack of heating for the winter months. Cabin Camp 5 is the only camp open year-round. Please visit each camp's individual page for information about availability.
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.
Cabin Camp 1
Cabin Camp 1 was the first camp completed by the CCC. It sleeps 205 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 sleep 2 - 10 campers. Some sleeping cabins are handicapped-accessible. Learn more about Cabin Camp 1.
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 2 person and 6 person cabins mixed in. The large ballfield and lake access in Camp 2 are some of the best in the park. This camp sleeps 148 visitors. Learn more about Cabin Camp 2.
Cabin Camp 3
For smaller groups, Cabin Camp 3, C Unit, may suit your needs perfectly. C Unit in Cabin Camp 3 has a linear layout, and sleeps 76 visitors. C Unit'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 C Unit in Cabin Camp 3.
Cabin Camp 4
As many as 200 visitors can sleep in Cabin Camp 4. They will enjoy the new roofs and windows that 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 in the park without a fireplace in its dining hall, the theater building/gymnasium 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 (204 in summer, 104 in winter) due to the large dorm buildings and restrooms. This is also the only camp with heat, so this camp may 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 dining 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.
Last updated: September 9, 2023