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Prince William Forest Park

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With more than 17,000 acres, Prince William is the largest national park area in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the greatest example of northern Piedmont forest in the National Park System. Recreational areas include picnic facilities; bicycling; fishing in lakes; hiking on 37 miles of trails and fire roads; and camping at two facilities for small recreational vehicles and large trailers. Oak Ridge Campground has 80 sites for recreational vehicles and tents. Recreational vehicles there must be no more than 30 feet long. Sites have paved parking and picnic tables with grills. Campgrounds have water, restrooms, firewood, and trash containers, but no hookups or showers. The Chopawamsic Backcountry Area, open from February to October, has campsites .2 to 1.0 mile from the trailhead. All supplies, including drinking water, must be carried in; trash must be carried out. A permit is required to use the backcountry area. (Call 703-221-7181 for backcountry camping information.)

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National Park Service
1800 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle VA 22172