Visit the Natural Side of Northern Virginia! Prince William Forest Park is an oasis, a respite of quiet and calm. In 1936, Chopawamsic Recreation Area opened its gates to house children's 'relief' camps during the Great Depression.
The staff at Prince William Forest Park are evaluating park operations as COVID-19 guidelines continue to change. Mask wearing is optional. Park brochures and hiking trail maps are available at the visitor center and online. Park programs are offered on the weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day at various locations around Prince William ...
Hiking. 37 miles of hiking trails meander through the 15,000 acre Prince William Forest Park. The Scenic Drive provides access to virtually all trails and features in the park. Can't make it to the park - use the interactive trail guide below to explore.
With 3 frontcountry campgrounds, 1 backcountry campgrounds and 5 cabin camps, Prince William Forest Park is the premiere camping area in Northern Virginia. Only 35 miles south of Washington, DC, our forested campgrounds are a true outdoor experience close to our nation's capital.
On this page you can find various park maps. Maps are available to view or download to your computer, smartphone, or device. Park Maps. Park Map (1 MB JPG file) Directions to Park Entrance (50 kb JPG file). Provides a map of the park and directions to the entrance station. Campground Maps
Prince William Forest Park is located just off I-95 in Virginia. It's easily accessible, but has a quiet, remote feel. The word "forest" in the park's name is apt. The entire park is wooded. Although there is a "scenic drive" which does a loop of the park, there are no vistas. Everything is in the trees.
Prince William Forest Park is a national park in the U.S. state of Virginia within Prince William County (and very partially Stafford County), located adjacent to the Marine Corps Base Quantico near the town of Dumfries.
Prince William Forest Park is a 15,000 acre forested oasis, located 35 miles south of Washington, DC. 21 miles of bicycle trails and 37 miles of hiking trails criss-cross Quantico Creek and its tributaries.
Outdoor Activities. Whether you prefer to relax in the peaceful solitude of the backcountry, push yourself to hike the 37 miles of trails, or picnic with friends and family, Prince William Forest Park has recreational activities to suit everyone. For more safety information, visit this site.
Prince William Forest Park is a diverse natural and cultural area located near Washington, D.C. The park is 15,000 acres of secondary growth forest. Originally established as Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area (RDA) in 1935. It soon became the model site that future RDA sites were patterned after. The Civilian Conservation Corp ...