Operating Hours & Seasons

3 season
Beautiful and serene Quantico Creek flows in all four seasons.

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Prince William Forest Park is a four-season destination. There's striking fall foliage in autumn, cross-country skiing in winter, and great spring and summer recreation sports. Despite slight increases in visitation during the summer months and on the weekends, getting away from the crowds is never a problem.

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Camping and Cabin Seasons

Cabin Camping for large groups is available in Cabin Camp 5 year round. All other cabins and cabin camps are open from April to October.

Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground open all year around (tents only)

Oak Ridge Campground open from April to November (tents and RVs)

Chopawamsic Backcountry Area open from March to November (tents only)

To find out more about reserving cabins or campgrounds, visit our Reservations & Applications page.

 
The park visitor center in 1956.
The Prince William Forest Park visitor center in 1956

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Visitor Center

Summer Hours: March 1 to November 3 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winter Hours: November 4 to March 11 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Winter closures Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays begin November 12 through March 13.

Note: The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Location
The visitor center is 0.5 miles from the park entrance. The GPS address for the visitor center is 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle, Virginia. This is not a mailing address.

Special Programs
Ranger led programs and activities are available throughout the year. Contact the visitor center for more information.

Exhibits
The visitor center features exhibits on the park's historic and natural resources. Ask to see the 1936 film on the park during your visit!

Last updated: February 2, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172

Phone:

(703) 221-7181

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