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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 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.
Prince William Forest Park. National Park Service, 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.
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 ...
Prince William Forest Park, known for its woods and streams, welcomes campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers to learn park history and enjoy events. Established in 1936, the 15,000 acre Prince William Forest Park is the largest protected natural area in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. The park is the largest example of Piedmont ...