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Prince William Forest Park

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Address: 18100 Park Headquarters Rd, Triangle, VA 22172-1644
Phone Number: 703-221-4706
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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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Camping on the cheap

We are motorcycle touring, tent camping and found this National Park near the Washington DC area. We got a drop-in site with no water or electricity for $10/nite ( we used our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bob H
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are motorcycle touring, tent camping and found this National Park near the Washington DC area. We got a drop-in site with no water or electricity for $10/nite ( we used our senior pass, otherwise it is $20/nite). Water available at the bathhouse. Nice size campsites. We are not into doing all the hiking and or biking trails, but if... More 

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Thank Bob H
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the oak ridge campground after a long week in Williamsburg, trying to break the commute home back to RI. The campground was mostly unoccupied, and there are zero for supplies in the surrounding area. The bathroom shower was disgusting. Clearly had not seen chemical cleaner in months judging by the Orange soap scum gracing the walls. Marine... More 

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Thank Jaybird5577
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Prince William Forest Park is a National Treasure hidden right down the road from DC. Terrific place to hike, ride bicycles, or run. The seven mile scenic loop is road bike friendly. Please stop in the ranger's station and pay for a day pass. In addition to the ranger station Turkey Run camp ground has running water and restrooms.

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Thank Pyranhadoc
Triangle, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I go here all the time. It's right off the highway. There are so many hiking trails that vary In length. It's always so pretty no matter the season.

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Thank amyhinderliter
Virginia
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Easy to access from I95 and lots of trails to choose from--short or long, moderate or easy. Visitor's center has bathrooms, water filling station (saw but didn't use), and a few snacks (ie trail mix, candy) to purchase if you need.

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Thank Coleen P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

A friend and I visited the park for the first time to hike during National Park Week, and were impressed with the conditions of the trails, roads, and scenery of this retreat. There are many easy trails here, but there are some hills as well and plenty of roots to take care of when traversing the trails, which is great... More 

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Thank Sber949
Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I absolutely love this park! I would suggest buying an annual pass because one time will not be enough. I love to hike and take long walks and this park has miles and miles of trails, both quiet scenic trails, and more challenging and heavily traveled trails for mountain bikes. There are small water falls in the park, picnic tables... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This place is fun. I would really recommend the parking spots along the scenic drive part. Spot A has a fun trail thats really close and follows the river. Going in either direction is fun and worth it. So many hidden gems in this park. This history too is fun, so visit the main office and ask for a brochure.... More 

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Thank Chris W
Northern Virginia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Nice hiking - two streams to choose from, nice biking - 7 mile loop with fair size hills. When you're in the middle, you can't hear any sounds of the city.

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Thank Photostudent2011
Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Prince William Forest Park is probably enjoyed more by the locals than those seeking out National Park destinations. It is heavily forested, with streams and hiking trails. It also has a very nice biking trail and campground. Even a drive through the loop will lower you stress.

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