Proposed Fee Increase

Historic photo of visitor center
Prince William Forest Park has a long standing tradition of providing recreational and educational opportunities to the surrounding community. Hiking, biking, camping and just enjoying the natural beauty of the park are some of the recreational values of the park.

Staff work hard maintaining the parks high standard in order to provide for the best experience possible. Fees provide the park a means to improve and add services further enhancing the visitor experience.
"We are committed to keeping the park affordable, but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience," said Prince William Forest Park Superintendent Tanya Gossett. "The park reinvests revenue from entrance and camping fees directly into its visitor facilities and services - historic cabin camps, picnic pavilions, ranger programs, hiking trails, comfort stations - everything visitors enjoy returning for time and time again."

Most recently, Prince William Forest Park used fee revenue to upgrade public restrooms, improve the Visitor Center, update camping areas with fire pits and grills, and improve roads and hiking trails. The proposed changes to the park's fee structure will help the park make infrastructure and amenity improvements at Turkey Run and Oak Ridge campgrounds, such as replacing aging water and sewer lines and adding shower facilities.
Prince William Forest Park proposes a fee increase for the following areas:
Location Current Rate Proposed Rate
Per Vehicle Fee $7 $10
Per Motorcycle Fee $5 $10
Per Bicycle/Walk-in Fee $5 $7
Turkey Run Campground 25 person site $50 $75
Turkey Run Campground 40 person site $60 $90
Oak Ridge Campground $20 $26
Oak Ridge Campground - senior and access pass holders $10 $13

Providing Comment about the proposed fee increase

Public comment period will be open from August 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017. Visitors wishing to make comments may send an email to e-mail us, leave a note on our facebook page at, on twitter @PWForestPark, or attend one of the in person town hall meetings.

Town Hall Meetings

Dates: August 26, 2017 and September 13, 2017
Times: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Prince William Forest Park Visitor Center, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle, VA 22172
left image shows visitor center being redesigned and right image shows new exhibits telling the story of the park.
The above photo shows park staff remodeling the Visitor Center in preparations for adding new exhibits.

Fee projects help the park with improvements to visitor comfort stations, park Visitor Center, camping areas, picnic pavillions and trails. Fee revenue also helps the park provide for educational events such as Heritage Festival.
Staff, Volunteers and Smokey Bear sit on a hay ride wagon before visitors arrive.
Staff, Volunteers and Smokey Bear get ready for visitors attending Heritage Festival. Heritage Festival highlights the parks cultural and natural story. For more information on Heritage Festival click here.

Last updated: August 15, 2017

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18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172


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