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Prince William Forest Park

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Address: 18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle, VA 22172
Phone Number: 703-221-4706
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Biking
Description: Park that offers campsites and recreational programs for families and...
Park that offers campsites and recreational programs for families and children.
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A Wonderful Hidden Treasure

Went on a 8-mile hike and hardly saw a soul, even though the park is in between two well populated counties. The woods and trails are well maintained, and the scenery is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Montclair
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I give this 3 stars since it does not have the scenery of some parks or the attractions. It is a nice, quiet park with trails and an excellent seven mile or so loop for cycling. But be warned it is very hilly. Flatlanders will get a workout.

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Fredericksburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went on a 8-mile hike and hardly saw a soul, even though the park is in between two well populated counties. The woods and trails are well maintained, and the scenery is beautiful. The park fee of $7 is well worth the price, and good for 7 days, We walked by streams, a small lake, many wooded meadows and had... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 484 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Prince William Park is a National Park Service Unit comprising 19,000 acres of forest adjacent to Quantico Marine Corps Base and just outside Washington DC. It's right off I-95 at exit 150 and a great place to stop and stretch your legs if traveling the 95 corridor. I was heading home from Baltimore to Raleigh and stopped here to break... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed at the KOA Prince William Campground on Rt. 234 off of Exit 152B on Interstate 95 in Virginia. The staff member, Joan, was very congenial and helpful during our stay. The showers were equipped with a small area for changing; and there was a separate restroom and sink area. These facilities were always very clean and fully stocked.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I go biking here all the time - they paved the roads a few years ago and the pavement is still super smooth. They have a dedicated bike lane for a large portion of the park. The best part of this park is that its rarely full (except on major holidays) and I would say the second best part if... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As an avid outdoors fan stuck in the city, I am always looking for new places to escape. Shenandoah is great, but a minimum 2 hr drive each way- who wants to spend half the day driving when you're seeking an escape in the first place??? I just found PW Forest last weekend and I've already enjoyed two amazing hikes... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

very nice park with varied activities visited many times over the years... picnic, fish, camp, hike, hunt for geology, even gold has been mined here in past

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Prince William Forest Park is located off Joplin Road in Triangle, Virginia. The National Park offers many trails, camping (both tents and cabins), and school programs. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attempt to reduced unemployment. It also was a place for inner city families to come and enjoy nature and the great outdoors.... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Even in the desolate remnants of winter with bare trees, Prince William Forest Park shines through with its natural beauty. I hiked the trails and stopped for a bit to read. Others were running the trails, and even more seemed to be heading for the campground areas. Trails range from easy to moderate and veined with pretty creeks. Also worth... More 

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Millersburg, Ohio
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful park. We only drove through but I am anxious to go back and camp and run and bike the trails. They have some excellent looking trails. The season pass is very reasonable!

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