Tucked away in the largest green space of the DC Metro Area is a hidden world of tall trees and clear streams. Prince William Forest Park provides a unique learning haven for our students. Its unbroken Piedmont forest ecosystem houses miles of trails that run through the park, offering new creeks, lakes, waterfalls and rare flowers at every turn.
Park Closures. In the event of a park closure, information will be shared on the park's main phone line (703-221-7181), website, and Facebook page. Weather. Prince William Forest Park is a four-seasons park. Visitors can expect seasonal weather including snow and ice in the winter, heavy rain in the spring and summer, and high temperatures in ...
Prince William Forest Park was built as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area during the 1930s as an outdoor recreation area for urban youth. Cabins were built in its peaceful, rolling hills to shelter children during their first experiences in the great outdoors.
Firewood purchased or brought from outside of the park must be USDA certified. Campers may use down and dead wood of less than 6 inches in diameter and no longer than the length and width of the provided camping grill. For more information about renting cabins in the park, call the Cabin Camp Office at (703) 221-5843.
Prince William Forest Park in Virginia is a beautiful place to hike. The forests and rivers are tranquil, and the animals seem friendly. In the fall, the colors are spectacular, and in the spring, the forest is bustling with radiant life. Over a century ago, there was a massive mining operation in Prince William Forest Park, that played an ...
The story of Prince William Forest Park begins with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's nationwide effort aimed at fighting the ravages of the Great Depression. People were unemployed, hungry, hopeless. In 1933 Roosevelt created a new kind of park, the Recreational Demonstration Area (RDA) to reuse marginal, overworked land.