Prince William Forest Park


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Prince William Forest Park:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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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We are very pleased to welcome the public back to their national park, said Prince William Forest Park Superintendent Tanya Gossett.
Prince William Forest Park is managed as a natural area and there are always risks involved in outdoor recreation.
Damage caused by the windstorms in Prince William Forest Park was significantly greater than other recent storms, including Hurricanes Isabel and Sandy and the 2012 derecho.
Arborists from several parks are helping Prince William Forest Park remove hazardous trees that have impacted sidewalks and structures.
Prince William Forest Park is incredibly grateful to all the parks who sent crews and equipment to this incident, Prince William Forest Park Superintendent Tanya Gossett said.
The staff at Prince William Forest Park is thankful to all who have expressed interest in helping the park with clean-up efforts.
The federal government decided to retain Chopawamsic, renamed Prince William Forest Park in 1948, as a unit of the National Park System because it was the first RDA opened for public use, and its proximity to Washington made it a convenient model for officials to visit and show off.
National Park Service (NPS) crews have cleared over 600 fallen and hazardous trees at Prince William Forest Park following last weeks wind storm.
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.

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