Prince William Forest Park, Triangle

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Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936. Its location is in Triangle, Virginia, adjacent to the Marine Corps Base Quantico. The park is the largest protected natural area in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region at over 16,000 acres (6,500 ha). Today, the park is a window into the past and serves as an example of what much of the East Coast once looked like centuries ago.

The park serves as the largest example of Eastern Piedmont forest in the National Park System (arguably, one of the most heavily altered ecosystems in North America). The park also protects the Quantico Creek watershed. It is a sanctuary for numerous native plant and animal species.
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  • This place doesn't have much elevation gain but one of my favorite parks close to DC. Particularly love to bring my lab on this hike as its long but not so long she's exhausted at the end and she... 
    This place doesn't have much elevation gain but one of my favorite parks close to DC. Particularly love to bring my lab on this hike as its long but not so long she's exhausted at the end and she...  more »
  • Prince WilliamForest Park is a great place for hiking. There are many forest trails that are clearly marked. Loved that the trails are made with mulch, which feels is soft and feels comfortable... 
    Prince WilliamForest Park is a great place for hiking. There are many forest trails that are clearly marked. Loved that the trails are made with mulch, which feels is soft and feels comfortable...  more »
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  • Great place! I stayed in a cabin, these are rustic, mine had pretty comfortable cots, a ceiling fan and 1 outlet. There's a picnic table and grill. Bathhouse was clean with hot water. Trails are pretty cool, and the scenic drive was beautiful! There are community spaces with varying degrees of accomodations. There is no camp store. Bring your own food and water, (no where to get coffee if that's your thing). The guys at the visitor center are knowledgeable and friendly, lots of interesting history in this area! Pam? The campground volunteer does a wonderful job! Hike, bike, enjoy the beauty! Dogs welcome. Marine Corps museum close by as well as many other cool places.
  • Loved this little park right off of the I-95. Camped for a night at the Oak Ridge Campground, and it was very peaceful and nice. Free showers with hot water available. Did only one trail - Farms to Forest, and it had nice smooth dry dirt.

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