Operating Hours & Seasons

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



With cross-country skiing in winter, striking fall foliage in autumn, and great spring and summer recreation spots, Prince William Forest Park is a four-season destination. 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/Cabin Seasons
Cabin Camping for large groups is available in Cabin Camp 5 year round. All other cabins and cabin camps are closed from November to April.

Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground open all year around

Oak Ridge Campground (tents and RVs)

Chopawamsic Backcountry Area

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.

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.

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: November 27, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172


(703) 221-7181

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