Oak Ridge Campground

Oak Ridge Campground Map
 

ATTENTION: Effective September 1st, 2019 most of A Loop moved to the online reservation system at www.recreation.gov.


Oak Ridge Campground is a 100-site, wooded campground capable of accommodating tents, RVs, and trailers (no hookups). Reservations are required in B and C loops. Reservations can be made and paid for on Recreation.gov. Same day reservations are available. If you want to pay your camping fee in person for A Loop, go to the visitor center during operating hours. The fee per campsite is $26.00. The camping fee for Interagency Senior/Access pass holders is $13.00.

 

A Loop: 42 sites
Open
March - November

B Loop: 25 sites
Open
March - November

C Loop: 33 sites
Open
April - October

  • Tents and RVs (no hookups)
  • Reservation Only - first of March to end of November
  • Restroom is operational from April to October. Use B-Loop restroom during other months.

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  • Tents & RVs (no hookups)
  • Reservations Only - first of March to end of November
  • Restroom open when campground is operational
  • Tents Only (no hookups)
  • Reservations Only - first of April to end of October
  • Restroom is operational from April to October.



 

Amenities

Each site has a picnic table, parking slip, grill and lantern post. Each loop has restrooms featuring sinks and flush toilets and the "B" loop restroom has showers. Evening campfire talks are sometimes offered during summer weekend evenings at the centrally located amphitheater. Check the bulletin boards for the latest schedule. Restrooms are handicapped-accessible.

Camping limitations

Campsite capacity is a family unit or six people or less and two tents (or camping units) per site. Campers may stay no longer than a total of 14 days in a calendar year (January through December). Organized group camping is not permitted at Oak Ridge Campground. Group camping is available at Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground.

RV Length Limits

Trailers and fifth wheels are limited to up to 26 feet in length and 12 feet in height and motor homes up to 32 feet in length and 12 feet in height. Check out time is 12:00 p.m. Hook-ups are not available. Full hook-ups are available at the concession-run Prince William Forest RV Campground, located three miles North on Route 234 off exit 152. For information on Prince William Forest Park RV Campground, please call 703-221-2474 or 888-737-5730.

Best sites to use for an RV: A loop - 12, 16, 18, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, and 42. B loop - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19 and 23.
NOTE sites 40, 41, and 42 are only available by checking in at the park Visitor Center during business hours. They are first come first serve sites.

Fees

A camping fee per night per site is charged. Make reservations at www.recreation.gov. Some sites are for walk in visitors with limited access to online reservation system. Any visitor who would like to use a walk in site should visit the park visitor center during business hours to pay fees. Holders of either an Interagency Senior or Access pass are eligible for a 50% discount per campsite at Oak Ridge Campground.

Prince William Forest Park is a federal recreation area. A park entrance fee or pass is required to gain admittance into the park. This entrance fee is valid for seven consecutive days. A Prince William Forest Park annual pass is also available. This pass may be purchased at the visitor center. If the visitor center is closed, please pay the entrance fee via Fee Pay App. The app may be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet. Bulletin boards at the campground explain how to use the app. Entrance fees help fund park projects and upkeep of park resources.

Accessibility

Sites A23, A25, C32 and C33 are handicapped-accessible sites with wheelchair accessible picnic tables and fire grills. Reserve these sites for visitors with disabilities, unless there are no other sites available.

 

Rules & Regulations

The following items, pursuant to 36 C.F.R 2.4 are prohibited in all areas of the park except where expressly permitted by the Superintendent in a written permit issued by the park:

Any trap or net, fireworks or non-firearm weapon. Weapons are defined under 36 C.F.R 1.4 to include: bow and arrow, crossbow, blowgun, spear gun, hand-thrown spear, slingshot, irritant gas device, explosive device, or any other implement designed to discharge missiles (excluding firearms as noted below), and includes a weapon the possession of which is prohibited under the laws of the State in which the park area or portion thereof is located.

Firearms may be possessed by those who may legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws. Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park. Those places are posted with signs at all public entrances. 36 CFR § 2.4(a)(1)(iii) still prohibits the use of any firearm in the National Parks.

Where allowed, campsites must be kept clean and orderly from the time of arrival to departure. Fires must be contained in park provided or personal grills. No fires can be left unattended. Extinguish all fires before retiring for the night or leaving the area. Leave extinguished ashes in the grills. If not camping, wood within the park will not be cut, collected or removed for any reason, unless under an approved Special Use Permit. If camping, dead and downed wood less than six inches in diameter may be collected within the campground for use and consumption during a stay with a valid camping permit. Use of power tools such as chainsaws is prohibited.

Ropes, clotheslines, tentlines and nails are not to be attached to trees or other vegetation. Hammocks are allowed provided straps are at least 1 & 1/2" and are not affixed to a tree less than 6" in diameter. Quiet hours are between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and are strictly observed. Service sinks are located at the comfort stations. All dishes and utensils must be washed in the service sinks or in containers. Pour wastewater directly into service sinks and not onto the ground. Do not use campsite spigots for cleaning, bathing or brushing teeth. Campers must clean site of all trash, food items and property before leaving the park.

Tents and screens must be kept inside the camp site in order to protect surrounding vegetation and reduce soil compaction. Digging, trenching or leveling sites for any purpose is prohibited. Bringing straw, hay, pine boughs or any vegetative materials into the campground is prohibited.

Emergencies and Security

Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

For a law enforcement concern, please contact a park ranger or call Park Dispatch toll free at 866-677-6677.

Keep valuables and property secure at all times. Report lost and found items to a park ranger or at the visitor center.

The closest hospital is Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (GPS address is 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge VA 22191) and phone # 703-523-1000. To get there, exit the park through the main entrance (GPS's may attempt to take you through the gated fire roads in the park). Turn left on 619. Turn left on U.S. Route 1 Northbound at the stoplight. Proceed for eight miles. Turn left onto Opitz Blvd. Drive for ¾ mile and the Hospital is on the right.

Note: This is only a guide and is not all inclusive. Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations is applicable to the park. For further information, please contact the park visitor center at 703-221-7181.

Last updated: September 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172

Phone:

(703) 221-7181

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