Prince William Forest Park


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Prince William Forest Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Prince William Forest Park

Address:18100 Park Headquarters Rd
Triangle, VA 22172

Phone:703-221-7181
Fax:703-221-3258
Web: www.nps.gov/prwi/
Size: 16,003 acres.
Established: Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area transferred from Resettlement Administration on November 14, 1936; changed to Prince William Forest Park on June 22, 1948.
Location:In northeast Virginia, 32 miles south of Washington, DC, and 22 miles north of Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Exit 150.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, hiking trail, playing fields. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Prince William is the greatest expanse of a Piedmont forest in the National Park System and the largest natural park in the metropolitan Washington area. It includes a major portion of the Quantico Creek watershed.

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The safety of our visitors and staff is our absolute first priority, Prince William Forest Park Superintendent Tanya Gossett said.
Damage caused by last weekends windstorm in Prince William Forest Park is significantly greater than other recent storms, including Hurricanes Isabel and Sandy and the 2012 derecho.
An Incident Command Team arrived at Prince William Forest Park yesterday, and is coordinating efforts to assess and address storm damage throughout the parks 14,000 acres.
The staff at Prince William Forest Park are grateful to all who have expressed interest in helping the park with clean-up efforts.
A few, such as Prince William Forest Park in Virginia, 32 miles south of Washington, D.
The small whorled pogonia is known to exist in only one national park, Prince William Forest Park in Virginia, but because the plant's habitat encompasses forests from Canada through the Appalachian Mountains and as far west as Illinois and Tennessee, the National Park Service (NPS) suspects that it could be in other parks.

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